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FDP Forum / The Lefty Forum / Epiphone Limited Edition Casino lefty now available from MF

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Jul 10th, 2014 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

About a week ago these were listed, but it was still with an "expected by" date. Today it says they're in stock.

Somebody go for it and get one for all of us to review and drool over!

I'm interested in one - I think I'll try to support my local dealer and see if they can even get me one. I hate to pay the extra for taxes, but sometimes when they know it's going to walk right out the door, they'll even beat MF's price.

BUY TODAY FOR YOUR BEATLES MOJO!!!

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

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Jul 10th, 2014 03:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Okay, so I ordered one from my local shop and they're beating MF's price by over 10% ... BUT, when they e-mailed and asked about availability they were told "30-60 days out."

I'm in no hurry - I'll get it eventually at a great price - and can afford to get the case, too.

I inspected and played with the sunburst righty they had in stock (they also have the righty blonde) and it seems to be very well made and the components seem to be decent quality (these are made in S. Korea) - stayed in tune and the pickups sounded decent - neck was a little lacking in treble. The fully hollow body is very light and resonant, sounds great unplugged, and will quickly start howling if you're sitting right in front of the amp!

Frets nicely finished and polished and this one was set up very nicely. I will eventually get a bone nut for it and widen the string spacing as much as possible to get closer to what I'm used to.

I know that the first thing I'll have to do when it comes in is have the volume and tone knobs rewired ... such a pain! Otherwise it looks like it will be worth the price of admission.

(This message was last edited by reverend mikey at 10:58 AM, Jul 16th, 2014)

Texican

Cypress, TX

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Jul 12th, 2014 07:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I stopped by Southpaws two weeks ago. I don't think I had been in the store 30 seconds when Jimmy handed me a Casino and said, "Try this." He said it was the sixtieth one that he had received

Anyways, I took it back into the room with the his hollow & semi-hollow bodies and plugged into a Deluxe Reverb. I started off with some Beatles & Chuck Berry, followed by some blues licks and finished by playing some classic Hank Sr. It sounded great. The fit and finish was very good, on par to the other 335s, Guilds and Heritages in the room. I specifically compared it to a 335 and a Heritage 535.

The only reason I didn't walk out with it is that I'm not in the market for an electric hollow body. I had gone there to check out a Taylor 714 and a couple of 814s. Besides, I think my current stable of electrics covers all of my bases.

Since I knew I wasn't going to buy it, I never discussed pricing. However, Jimmy has treated me well in the past and I like to think I would have been given a good deal.

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

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Jul 12th, 2014 07:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tex,

Did you happen to play with the tone controls to see if they actually worked properly, or - as is normal on most stock low end lefties - they worked more like on-off tone switches?

I also found the fit and finish to be superb - better than some Gibsons. I'm especially impressed with the nice fretwork - very even and smooth, no sharp fret ends. They felt great.

Texican

Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Jul 12th, 2014 08:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mikey, I afraid I didn't take notice on how exactly the tone controls worked. I probably spent more time dialing in the amp than I did using the guitar's tone controls.

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

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Jul 12th, 2014 01:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, I'll find out soon enough.

Even the D-Angelico 335 style I tried had righty pots wired left-handed. This was also made in Korea - with a street price of over $1200 - recently it jumped up to over $1400!

At that price the pots ought to be the right (left?) ones, wired correctly. I really don't care which way the knobs turn - I just want them to work correctly from the manufacturer.

Rant off.

reverend mikey
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Jul 12th, 2014 01:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Also, I've already decided that if the Casino comes with the pots wired the wrong way, I'm going to ask the dealer to contact them, and demand that they pay for it to be rewired correctly by the dealer - somehow I'd like to get the attention of these big companies that keep doing this with their left-handed models.

Rant off II.

bluelake07
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Jul 15th, 2014 02:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It took a lot of begging to get Epiphone to make a lefty Casino again and if a lot of lefties demanded that the pots be rewired out of the dealer's pocket, I'd be worried that they would think we're just a bunch of whiners and too much bother to make any more guitars for.

reverend mikey
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Jul 15th, 2014 07:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I understand your point, but seriously - is it any harder to just wire the thing so it works properly based on whichever pots they decide to use? I'm not impressed that it's wired "left-handed" if it doesn't work properly... why should anyone be impressed with that?

So I do get your point. But I wouldn't worry about it, there won't be that many players who complain about this issue (assuming it exists).

I'm just getting to be a geezer who is tired of the incompetence I see in so many areas... especially when it would be just as easy to do something right the first time - and make customers happy!

C'mon, Epiphone - impress me!

LeftRightOut
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Jul 16th, 2014 01:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mikey,

Who's the dealer? do you know if they'll ship internationally?


Just got quoted $1000 Australian plus $100 ship locally

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