I've been looking around for a Casino and noticed these special runs on the Epiphone website which are limited to the Japan market only. Cool, I thought - just like the limited edition Lennon and Revolution Casinos from a few years back.
One popped up on Ebay and I was astounded at the price the guy is asking.
I decided to check out some Japanese guitar sites and found that they are advertising the price at 770,000 yen, which converts to roughly $9500.00. Seeing this makes me realize that a used '65 or Revolution from the first limited run would be a steal if I could find one. I've played an Elitist Casino and aside from the dipped in plastic feel, it was a really nice playing and sounding guitar. Even those are pushing $1800 though!