Three years ago, I found a great deal on a 61 Reissue Casino. Being a Gibson man, I had no interest in owning an Epiphone, but thought it would be a good guitar to flip. I was surprised by how playable it was and how great it sounded, so I kept it around longer than anticipated. I eventually sold it online during a lull in gigging. When I boxed it up, I pulled it out for one last round and thought, "WHY am I selling this?" I shipped it off and immediately started searching for another to replace it! Thankfully, I found another and snagged it! This weekend, I planned on gigging the Les Paul DC Special I recently bought. As much as I love the Gibson, it just didn't have the versatility and responsiveness of the Casino, so back in the case it went. The Casino has beautiful clean chime, but enough girth to make it punch hard. I love the sustain and controlled feedback I get from it. It's light, playable, and I've yet to find a bad tone from it. The natural sustain and response carry the sound, so I find I don't need much overdrive and compression. It sounds like heaven through a Deluxe Reverb or Vibrolux! My hat is off to the Casino. I don't know what their regular models are like, but this reissue is one of my favorite guitars ever.