Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe, the legendary hollowbody reborn in an ES-339 body size. Available for a limited time in Ebony and Inverness Green color finishes only at select retailers. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details.
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.
Hardware: The Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe comes with 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.