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Epiphone USA Limited Edn John Lennon Signature '65 Casino USA Made 100% Complete

Epiphone USA Limited Edn John Lennon Signature '65 Casino USA Made 100% Complete


Up for grabs is a scarce (and very limited) 100% complete USA built John Lennon signature ’65 Casino. It's a beautiful example of this rare guitar with a very low serial number. Please note, the is not the cheaper Chinese made 'Inspired' model. This is the original USA limited to 1,965 nitrocellulose satin finished Sunburst (pre-stripped) top model, just like Lennon's. Andy Babiuk worked on this project with Epiphone/Gibson. This one is number 69 (the year after Lennon sanded back his own Casino) made of only 1,965 guitars worldwide. A really nice top on this one too with some very striking maple grain all up and down the front and back. The specs of these amazing Casinos were based on the mid 60’s USA Kalamazoo models. It has a 5-ply (maple, birch, maple, birch, maple) laminated body following the classic lines of a Casino, with really nice yellow binding offsetting the natural satin nitrocellulose finish. There’s a slim taper mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with fret end binding and parallelogram inlays. The headstock has the same serial as Lennon’s own Casino (328393). Weight is a very comfortable on this one at 2.8kg. The neck is dead straight, truss rod fine, plenty of life left in the frets. Structurally and electrically sound. It's a very clean example of this rare guitar. Any little specs you can see on the headstock and fretboard are just tiny bits of dust. It's used but has clearly been very well looked after, there are no big notable blemishes anywhere and the pickguard still has the clear protective plastic film on it. Obviously no breaks, repairs or mods etc. It's in fully complete condition and with such a low serial number this would make an excellent investment piece if that’s what you are interested in. Complete with original HSC and ALL case candy inc certificate, pick and other various bits. A couple of little scuffs around the edges of the case and the leather on the handle is flaking (which always seems to happen with these particular cases), but in great condition overall. Probably one of the nicest looking examples of the the '65 signature we've had in, and the lowest number…


At Gas Station Guitars we carefully hand-select all our guitars, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’s gonna be pretty special.  All pictures are of the actual guitars, we do not use stock photos. All guitars have been fully checked and are with us in hand, so it’s straight from us to you! NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.

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