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(@wes-inman)
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As I wrote about a week ago, I was seriously considering buying an Epiphone Casino. I have been looking at these guitars for a long time. About 30 years ago I owned a semi-hollow, and I think it was a Casino. I was so new to playing I really didn't know guitars very well in those days. It was a great guitar that I loved the tone and feel. I gave that guitar to my brother-in-law just to encourage him to take up guitar. Haven't seen him in years, but I believe he still owns it and can play pretty well.

Anyway, I finally took the plunge and got one on EBay today. The seller lives less than 25 miles from me. I contacted him through email and spoke to him before the sell. He is a young fellow who bought this on payments, which he is having a hard time making, that is his only real reason for selling, he says he wished he could keep it.

I saved almost $150, enough to buy a nice case which I will pick up.

Here is the actual guitar, I am going to pick it up tomorrow.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=220229467970

I don't usually like to purchase a guitar without playing it, but this guitar is in new condition and I know I can set it up and get good sounds out of it.

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(@u2bono269)
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that's beautiful Wes. I'm gasing for one of those myself...and a Tele. and a melody maker...

good pickup, sir

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(@katmetal)
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Looks very nice! I love the sound that a set neck guitar produces. :D


   
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 Rune
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Nice find Wes, good luck with it.

I ended up buying a $98 Johnson acoustic to strum around on, it sounds too nice for such a price. May we all be able to say the same of our GAS acquisitions! :)

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(@sgincyqx)
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As I wrote about a week ago, I was seriously considering buying an Epiphone Casino. I have been looking at these guitars for a long time. About 30 years ago I owned a semi-hollow, and I think it was a Casino. I was so new to playing I really didn't know guitars very well in those days. It was a great guitar that I loved the tone and feel. I gave that guitar to my brother-in-law just to encourage him to take up guitar. Haven't seen him in years, but I believe he still owns it and can play pretty well.

Anyway, I finally took the plunge and got one on EBay today. The seller lives less than 25 miles from me. I contacted him through email and spoke to him before the sell. He is a young fellow who bought this on payments, which he is having a hard time making, that is his only real reason for selling, he says he wished he could keep it.

I saved almost $150, enough to buy a nice case which I will pick up.

Here is the actual guitar, I am going to pick it up tomorrow.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=220229467970

I don't usually like to purchase a guitar without playing it, but this guitar is in new condition and I know I can set it up and get good sounds out of it.

Owe $270 Canadian still on my Casino, complete with shiny silver Bigsby :D (On layaway with a trusted store).

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(@elecktrablue)
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Beautiful guitar, Wes! :D I'm really jealous!

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(@rparker)
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Congrats! Can't wait to hear some clips.

Roy
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(@denny)
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Good job Wes. It doesn't look like it's even been touched let alone played by the owner. Let us know how it works out for you.

Denny


   
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(@tmarius)
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That's a seriously beautiful guitar. I can see why the owner was reluctant to sell.


   
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(@dan-t)
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Nice looking guitar Wes, congrats!

Dan

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(@kcfenderfan)
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Very sweet guitar, Wes! I was looking at these at GC, but at $600. The salesman said he would take 10% off that price, but I balked on it. I thought that was a pretty good deal, but not now. Maybe I need to watch eBay more closely.

Jim


   
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 Bish
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WTG, Wes. Very nice!!

Bish

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(@alouden)
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Very same Casino I have. Very nice guitars.
I have done a few things, new nut, switch and Gutoh locking tuners, none of which affect the playability or sound, just things I wanted.


   
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 Noff
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Oh man, a hollow body with p90's is on my very short list of guitars I want; I love the size and the look and the tone. :mrgreen: So jealous.


   
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(@progressions)
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Nice one, Wes. I've owned an Epi Casino for years and it's treated me well.

After seeing "Shine a Light" a couple weeks ago, I turned mine to Open G and I might even take off the low E string!

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