The Casino Coupe is a compact "coupe"-sized version of the Epiphone Casino, the iconic hollowbody that for over 50 years has been a favorite of tone connoisseurs from Keith Richards to The Beatles to GRAMMY winner Gary Clark Jr. The new Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe has all of the Casino's trademark features--from neck size to tone woods to pickups--but in a smaller "Coupe" size for easy travel.
CLASSIC CASINO FORM
The Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe features the familiar Casino profile but in a smaller body size similar to the ES-339 in an Ebony or Inverness Green color finish. The body and top are made from 5-layer laminated Maple with single layer ivory color binding on the top and back. The orange soundhole label has the same typeface and design as 60s-era vintage models and the white and black 3-layer pickguard gives the Casino Coupe a classic look. The Mahogany neck has single-ply ivory color binding. The Rosewood fingerboard has Pearloid "Parallelogram" Inlays and a 24.75" scale, 22 medium jumbo frets, a 1960's SlimTaper profile, and a 1.68" nut.
THE HEART OF THE CASINO, "DOGEAR" P-90S
Like the original Casino, the Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe has full-size, full power Epiphone "dogear" P-90s. The P-90 was first introduced by Gibson Brands in 1948 and is regarded by many as the most versatile and best sounding single coil pickup made. With a full rounded tone, the P-90 is the "all purpose" pickup, capable of sharp lead tones, clean rhythm punch, and gritty, easily controllable feedback. And combined with the pure hollowbody of the Coupe, a guitarist can achieve almost acoustic tones at low volume. Each pickup has individual volume and tone controls with Tom Hat knobs with metal inserts and pointers.
The Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe comes with all-metal nickel hardware including a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with a Coupe Trapeze tailpiece and an Epiphone 1/4" heavy-duty output jack. The "Deluxe" machine heads have vintage style small metal buttons with a 14:1 ratio and are mounted on a Sloped Dovewing headstock that has a 14 degree angle like 60s era models. The truss rod cover has a classic "Bullet" shape with the "E" in white silkprint.
- Body: Laminated Maple 5-layer
- Top: Laminated Maple 5-layer
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper
- Neck Joint: Set-neck
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlays: Parallelogram Pearloid inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Neck Pickup: Epiphone P90R
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone P90T