Yesterday I had the opportunity to pick up this gorgeous 1966 Epiphone Casino. This is definitely a special guitar. The way it feels, sounds, everything is perfect. Parallelogram inlays, tremotone tailpiece, and two P90s. My first guitar with P90 pickups and I’m pretty amazed. Overall the guitar is in pretty great shape, with some wear. The binding has aged into a deep yellow, which compliments the dark stain on the back of the guitar. This is the version with the 19th fret neck joint “long neck” it’s called. The guy I got it from also had a Gibson ES-330 Custom Shop for sale as well, and I got to play both to compare. The 330 and Casino are supposed to be equivalents, but I’ve heard the vintage casino is more desirable than Gibson 330s. But that’s not why I chose the casino. The casino just really spoke to me and I felt so comfortable playing it, and it had a totally different sound and feel than the modern custom shop 330. It goes without saying that I can get the perfect Beatles tones out of this thing into a Blackface Fender amp. This is the first guitar I’ve owned that I actually liked using the bridge pickup by itself, I can’t find a tone from this guitar I don’t enjoy! Overall I’m extremely excited about this one, I can’t belive I got my hands on it! I have already ordered a pickguard for it. It is black, and should fit (es-330 long neck guard). I’ll see how I like the black but I may end up painting it white. The color on the back of the guitar has to be my favorite part! Laquer checking all throughout the guitar. Binding has turned a yellow color!