Epiphone Casino Ltd Edition with Bigsby

The Epiphone Casino Ltd Edition with Bigsby is a special custom version of this ubiquitous Epi. It was launched at Namm in early 2006 and shipped throughout that year. If you’re quick, and very lucky, you’ll still be able to pick one up from a dealer. If not, you’ll have to resort to second hand dealers or eBay. Or you could buy a regular Casino and fit a Bigsby yourself.

The addition of a Bigsby tremolo and tailpiece is perhaps the most popular modification of the Casino, and so it’s no surprise that Epiphone decided to ship a few with the Bigsby fitted. Both Paul McCartney and George Harrison had Bigsbys on their Casinos. And Paul McCartney played his at the Live 8 concert in 2005, which may explain the timing of this limited edition model.

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The Epiphone Casino Ltd Edition with Bigsby itself is a vintage sunburst Casino with a Bigsby tremolo in place of the usual trapeze tailpiece. It has a laminated maple body top and mahogany body. The neck is mahogany and the rosewood fretboard has the Casino’s trademark parallelogram inlays.

Essential to the sound of the Casino are the two dog-ear P-90 pick-ups which each have a volume and tone control.

In short, it’s a stunning guitar which not only looks sensational but sounds incredible. The Bigsy tremolo is the cherry on top of the icing of a very lovely cake. Add to that the fact that even this limited edition version can still be found for less than $1000, and you have a very special guitar indeed.

See and hear the Epiphone Casino Ltd Edition with Bigsby in action in the video below.