Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Epiphone Casino

$ 1944.42

2011 Limited Edition Epiphone Casino – 1961 50th Anniversary – Royal Tan

All Original

  • Limited to 1961 units – Number 339 of 1961
  • Gibson 90R & P90T Pickups
  • Switchcraft Input Jack and Toggle Switch
  • Wilkinson Vintage Style Tuners
  • COA and Original Case Candy
  • Original Hardshell Case

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From the Manufacturer:

Classic Vintage Styling and Unique Features: Introduced in 1961, the original Casino had unique features that ultimately were never offered beyond that first year. These include the pre-Gibson era triangle metal logo badge on the headstock, dot fingerboard inlays, a blank two-ply bullet truss rod cover, a tortoise-colored pickguard with foil E, and black dog-ear P-90 pickups. Epiphone has faithfully reproduced these features for a one-of-a-kind retro look not found on Casinos produced after 1961. Other attention to detail includes the correct burst patterns on front and back, a neck joint at the 16th fret (instead of the 17th), Wilkinson Vintage-Style tuners with white buttons, and the historically accurate rectangle blue label inside the sound hole.

Original Premium Electronics: No detail of the original 61 Casino has been missed. Since the original Casinos incorporated parts and electronics from the Gibson factory, the 1961 Anniversary Casino has followed the same philosophy. Epiphone has recreated the original black P-90s using a Gibson USA P-90R dog-ear pickup for rhythm and a Gibson USA P-90T at the bridge. Widely known as Gibson’s first successful single-coil pickup, these lean and mean P-90s offer a stellar combination of high output and biting treble response. They also feature vintage two-conductor, braided, shielded wiring and black plastic covers. Other electronics faithful to the original Casino include a Switchcraft 3-way toggle and output jack.

The P-90s were a favorite among jazz players for their clear horn-like tone. A young jazz student in 1961 could put on some flat wounds (and perhaps an unwound third if the teacher wasnt looking) and hear the tone of Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow or maybe even Charlie Christian.

Quality Construction, Hardware and Add-ons! Unlike an ES-335, the Casino is completely hollow which contributes to its unique, signature sound made most famous by The Beatles. The body is made of 5-layer Maple/Birch with a solid Mahogany SlimTaper neck attached using the traditional mortise and tenon neck joint hand-fitted and glued to the body using TiteBond glue. Hardware includes a Tune-o-matic bridge and your choice of either a trapeze tailpiece or Epiphones new reissue of the original Tremotone vibrato. Cool! To top it all off, each 1961 Casino features an original-style hard case with gray exterior and blue plush interior and a numbered certificate of authenticity. As with every Epiphone, it also comes with the peace of mind you get from a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson Musical Instruments famous 24/7/265 day Customer Service.

Limited Production – Get One While You Can! Production records indicate that only 176 Casino TDs (trapeze) and 153 Casino TDVs (Tremotone) were made in 1961, so if you happen to have an original, you not only have a very rare instrument but a valuable one as well. Today, originals sell for $5,000 or more depending upon condition. If you dont own one, nows your chance! But dont wait too long. Epiphone is only making a total of 1,961 Anniversary Casinos and once they’re gone… they’re gone!

Product Features

*5-layer Maple/Birch body with correct “burst” patterns on front and back

*Mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile

*Gibson USA P-90R dog-ear rhythm and Gibson USA P-90T bridge pickups

*Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge with Trapeze tailpiece

*Wilkinson Vintage-Style tuners



Top 5-layer Maple/Birch

Body Type Thin-line Hollow Body

Binding Cream


Process Hand-stained

Sealer Polyurethane


Species Mahogany

Profile 3-pc SlimTaper

Truss Rod Traditional

Adhesive Franklin Titebond

Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & Tenon

Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Joint Angle Tolerance /- .015″


Species Rosewood

Frets 22

Radius 14″

Scale Length 24.75″

Inlays Mother-of-Pearl Dots

Binding White


Material Synthetic Bone Material

Width 1.687


Type Traditional Epiphone “Sloped Dovewing”

Logo Pre-Gibson Era Triangle Metal Logo Badge

Truss Rod Cover Two-ply “Bullet”

Angle 14 Degrees


Model Wilkinson Vintage-Style with White Buttons

Tuning Ratio 14:01


Type Locktone Tune-O-Matic

Plating Nickel


Type Available with Trapeze Tailpiece or Tremotone Vibrato

Plating Nickel


Knobs Gold Top Hats with Gold Inserts

Pickguard Tortoise-colored with Foil “E”

Strings .010 – .046, Swedish Steel “hex” Core

Strap Buttons Die-cast steel, Nickel Plated


Neck Position Back Dog-Ear Gibson USA P-90R

Bridge Position Back Dog-Ear Gibson USA P-90T

Magnet Material Alnico V


Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls

Coil Wiring Hand-soldered, Machine Wound

Toggle Switch Switchcraft Toggle with Cream Toggle Cap

Output Jack 1/4″ Switchcraft