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  1. DirtLover

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    NGD - Casino Coupe

    I've been after a hollow/semi-hollow/P-90 guitar for a while. I tried this coupe at the local guitar shop and thought it was pretty nice. Went back a few times, played it and some others, plugged it in, played some more, you get the picture. I couldn't leave it hanging there any more:

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    It plays great, solid tuning even with my ham fisted playing, big bends and bashing chords. The p-90s seem good - this is my fisrt experience with 'em. Now I know what you mean by articulate. The neck position on my Epi Paul is too muddy for my tastes, not so with this one. Bridge and combined all good too. Sounds nice and clear "chimey"? clean, throw in some OD or fuzz and it gets pleasantly nasty. Watch the high gain stuff - she'll scream at ya.
    Really pleased with this one, it literally won me over. Fit and finish are good, not great. F-holes are a bit rough but the overall finish and neck are perfect. Looking forward to some more time with it. Might loose the pick guard or go with a black one, not sure how I feel about the white. My 'burst strat is tortoise shell so maybe I'll go that route for matching pair of axes.

    Casino Coupe Love.:aok
     
  2. Tall Dark N Dirty

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    looking at one of these as well
     
  3. MissoulaGriz

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    You did it! Congrats, that one was a specially nice one for sure. Great score.
     
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    Beauty! Love the sunburst
     
  5. DirtLover

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    MissoulaGriz-
    Yeah, I almost feel like it couldn't be avoided... not that I've ever avoided new gear but when I played the guitars I just kept coming back to this one. You're welcome to take it for a spin one of these days.

    -Cheers!
     
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    Right on DirtLover. I was SO close to snapping that one up also. It has some mojo for sure!
     
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    I bought one of these in vintage cherry six months ago and it hasn't seen a case since... I'm not in a band where I can use it right now (we're too loud!), but I play it all the time at home and in duet with my wife on the harp, and it's a wonderful little guitar. Very toneful, inspiring to play...
     
  8. DirtLover

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    Jimi,
    I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I have a gig on Saturday and would love to play the Coupe but our volume is pretty high. Since I've been rehearsing with the strat I'll stick with a known quantity. I will work the coupe into the regular rotation and just love how it encourages me to play differently than with my strat or Les Paul. My other "band/project" is a little more restrained volume-wise so it will be a good option there. I will doing some feedback experiementation in the near future.:aok
     
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    My new one. I'm really digging it. It may be for sale.
     
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    Nice.

    I bet it resonates nicely in the loins.
     
  11. Lihns

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    Very nice

    I vote scrap the guard and rock that second f-hole ^_^
     
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    Wow ^ ^ ^ ^
    Is that a custom finish? Almost looks champagne.
     
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    That sunburst looks great! I opted for the natural (going for the later period Lennon vibe :))

    I love mine. I had a Korean made Casino in the early 2000's and this one blows it away in playability and tone. I can't believe how good the pickups sound and the electronics seem really solid. I have an Epi ES-339 PRO as well, I guess I'm a fan of the bodystyle lol.
     
  14. Tall Dark N Dirty

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    Is the Coupe full hollow like the regular Casino.
     
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    I might! I agree, it will probably look better without the pickguard, but I do like keeping equipment original.

    It is a finish done by Epiphone, it is what they call a "Special Finish." It is silver sparkle.
     
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    Picked up a Coupe in cherry...awesome sounding and playing guitar. Fit and finish a bit better than the Dot I used to own.
     

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