Epiphone / Casino Made In Japan / 1983 / Wine Red / Guitar
With USA made Epiphones reaching high prices, the Japanese made examples are becoming very desirable. This 1983 Casino, with the pre ’85 Gibson, Kalamazoo label, is a forerunner to the Elite series, and has the look and feel of a Custom Shop guitar. The late 70’s and early 80’s Matsumoku factory guitars are held in high regard, for feel, finish quality and overall attention to detail. This example, in the classic Wine Red finish is a beauty. It had upgraded Seymore Duncan Antiquity P90’s which deliver very accurate vintage tone. It’s a finely crafted, great-sounding, and easy-playing instrument that beautifully blurs the line between Epiphone and Gibson. This particular example is in very good condition with the kind of playwear you’d expect from a 36 year old guitar that’s been played and loved. The guitar is well balanced, the neck feels comfortable, with easy playing action, and tonally it's everything you'd hope for in such an iconic guitar. It comes in it’s original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.