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Stunning Vintage 1981 Epiphone (Nihon Gibson) Japanese Casino Japan

Stunning Vintage 1981 Epiphone (Nihon Gibson) Japanese Casino Japan


Up for sale here we have a truly beautiful example of a vintage Epiphone Casino in stunning natural finish. Built at the Matsumoku factory in Japan in 1981. It is stunning looking guitar in every respect. It is in fully complete original condition. Really nice build quality on these old Matsumokos with special attention to Kalamazoo specs of the 1960s. It’s one of the essential rock & roll hollowbodies. The Japanese Epiphone Casinos are consistently superb in our opinion, we have never had one we didn't love. The build quality here is exceptional. This is nice and  light for a Matsomoko at 2.9kg with a comfortable 3-piece maple neck. It has the correct Japanese Matsomoko beige label viewable from the f-hole. The electronics are all untouched, with the original nickel pickup covers on the P-90s, the gold reflector cap knobs on the Volume and Tone controls and the original Epiphone tuners. It still has the original Nihon Gibson sticker on the neck and the original white E branded 3-ply pickguard fitted. It has uniform surface patina on the pickup covers, bridge, and trapeze tailpiece and some yellowing of the binding, one of the only real indications of how hold this beauty is.  No huge ugly dings anywhere, no bucklerash etc.  There have obviously been no breaks or repairs. Neck is dead straight truss rod checked and functioning fine, plenty of life left in the frets. It’s also a very smooth player and those original dog ear P90s sound immense. If you are interested in finding one of the very best examples of a vintage Japanese Casino still left out there, this one is your guitar. Complete with later Korean made Epiphone Casino HSC with is in fine condition with no issues. 

We carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, 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’d gonna be pretty special.  All pictures are of actual guitar, we do not use stock photos. 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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