Epiphone Casino Elitist Sweetwater

Since 1961, the legendary Casino has been Epiphone’s best-selling archtop and a rock ‘n’ roll standard. First introduced in 1961, the Casino was just one of several new thinline archtops designed and produced at the company’s adopted new factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan that it shared with one-time competitor and new partner, Gibson. The Casino was first adopted by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones who used a Casino to record the demo for “Satisfaction” at Chess Records in Chicago. Howlin' Wolf took a Casino on his first tour of the UK, appearing on Thank Your Lucky Stars. Shortly afterwards, John Lennon and George Harrison bought Casinos for the Beatles 1966 world tour. Featuring Dogear P-90T Classic™ pickups and a 5-ply Maple body with Basswood top bracing. Available in Natural, Vintage Sunburst, and new Turquoise color finishes.

An uncommon and early Epiphone reissue produced decades before the 'Elitist' line was introduced, this Casino has a smooth and lively acoustic tone. Translating well through the original pair of Maxon-made P-90 pickups, the guitar delivers the rich midrange bark and percussive cut associated with a P-90, with a dynamic, glassy snap in the top. Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino Hollow Body Outfit Natural Safe Delivery From Japan. Was: Previous Price $3,457.02.

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P-90 Single Coil Pickup

Legendary Tone

First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Today, the P90's traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. Known by such familiar nicknames as the 'Soapbar' and the 'Cobalt,' the P90 still cuts through any type of music, all while displaying amazing tonal sensitivity for everything from blues and rock to mellow jazz riffs. It's perfect as a vintage replacement, and features vintage, braided two-conductor wiring. It's also fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of unwanted microphonic feedback.

Casino Specifications


Layered Maple
5-ply layered Maple with Basswood bracing
Headstock: None


SlimTaper™; D-Profile
24.75' / 628.65mm
Pau Ferro with Pearloid Parallelogram inlays
1.68' / 42.67mm
16th Fret neck joint


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LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
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Traditional Trapeze
Vintage-style Epiphone
3-ply; White/Black/White with metal 'E'
Vintage-style Gold with metal inserts, and with pointers


Dogear P-90T Classic™
Dogear P-90R Classic™
2- Volume, 2- Tone
3-way Epiphone toggle
1/4' Epiphone Heavy-Duty
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In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.