Very Clean Vintage 1986 Epiphone Japanese Casino Electric Guitar Japan Matsumoko

Very Clean Vintage 1986 Epiphone Japanese Casino Electric Guitar Japan Matsumoko

£2,295.00Price

Up for sale here we have a truly beautiful example of a vintage Epiphone Casino in stunning natural birdseye finish. One of the very last to be built at the Matsumoku factory in Japan in 1986, just before Japanese prediction was moved over to Terada. It is stunning looking guitar and very, very clean. It is in fully complete original condition. Really nice build quality on these old Matsumokos with special attention to Kalamazoo specs of the 1960s and a slightly thicker neck than the Teradas. It’s one of the essential rock & roll hollowbodies. All the Japanese Epiphone Casinos are consistently superb in our opinion, we have never had one we didn't love. The build quality is always exceptional. But we especially like these old Matsumokos. It nice and light for a Matsomoko at 3.2kg with a comfortable thicker 3-piece maple neck with a 42mm nut width. As mentioned above, the condition is superb, one of the cleanest Matsumokos we have had in fact. 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 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 nasty dings anywhere, a little light surface scratching but no deep bucklrash etc on the back. It’s an exceptional example.  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 pre '87 Casino still left out there, this one is your guitar. Complete with OHSC with is in fine condition with no issues & complete with keys.

 

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.