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Better guitar than the Epi Casino

Postby SuperNovaMike » 25 Oct 2009, 15:21

This sounds better than the new Casinos and is better made for about the same price.

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Postby Reddancingshoes » 25 Oct 2009, 15:54

I've always been a huge Gretsch fan. Not that I actually own one, but whenever it try them in guitar shops they never dissapoint me :)
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Postby Reddancingshoes » 25 Oct 2009, 15:54

I've always been a huge Gretsch fan. Not that I actually own one, but whenever it try them in guitar shops they never dissapoint me :)
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Postby Reddancingshoes » 25 Oct 2009, 15:54

I've always been a huge Gretsch fan. Not that I actually own one, but whenever it try them in guitar shops they never dissapoint me :)
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Postby googs » 25 Oct 2009, 21:07

I LOVE Gretsch's! I would love to know where you're shopping that a Gretsch is the same price as a Casino. Everywhere I look they're at least twice the price...or more.
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Postby SuperNovaMike » 26 Oct 2009, 16:22

googs wrote:I LOVE Gretsch's! I would love to know where you're shopping that a Gretsch is the same price as a Casino. Everywhere I look they're at least twice the price...or more.


This particular Gretsch is only about 50 to 100 dollars more than a Casino. I think it costs less than most of the other ones because it's made in Korea instead of the US.
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Postby wastra » 26 Oct 2009, 18:03

The Quality control at gretsch has gone way downhill since Fender bought them. That being said, it's hard to compare a guitar with humbuckers vs. one with p-90s, and Epiphone has always had quality control issues of its own (though rarely with the casinos and hollow/semi-hollow bodies). If this were being compared to an Epiphone Swingster, which is a similar-shaped hollow body with humbuckers, I couldn't imagine how it wouldn't sound better since Epiphone's humbucker pickups are...well...not so good.

It's nice to have the Bigsby factory-installed, though. Epi only provides that on their limited edition Casinos that can be hard to find new.
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Postby SuperNovaMike » 26 Oct 2009, 19:20

wastra wrote:The Quality control at gretsch has gone way downhill since Fender bought them. That being said, it's hard to compare a guitar with humbuckers vs. one with p-90s, and Epiphone has always had quality control issues of its own (though rarely with the casinos and hollow/semi-hollow bodies). If this were being compared to an Epiphone Swingster, which is a similar-shaped hollow body with humbuckers, I couldn't imagine how it wouldn't sound better since Epiphone's humbucker pickups are...well...not so good.

It's nice to have the Bigsby factory-installed, though. Epi only provides that on their limited edition Casinos that can be hard to find new.


Yep, Gretsch hasn't been as good since Fender bought them, I agree. This guitar that I played however was top notch. I couldn't find one thing wrong with it. I want a new hollow body and I think I might get this instead of a Casino. I'm talking about the foreign made Casinos btw. The Elitist ones and John Lennon versions are amazing.

I love Epiphones (probably my favorite guitars) and they can be great if you modify them a little bit. Putting in some good pick ups makes all of the difference in the world. I have no idea why Epi doesn't put Bigsby's on more of their guitars. They would make tons more cash. Just imagine how many people would buy a Sheraton with a factory Bigsby. I know I would.
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Postby SuperNovaMike » 27 Oct 2009, 13:47

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To each his own, but I don't particularly care for Strats.
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