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John Lennon
John Lennon

John Winston Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.


In 1964 Paul McCartney, The Beatles' bass player, acquired a Casino and used it for his studio forays into guitar work, including his guitar solos on "Drive My Car" (1965) and "Taxman" (1966). John Lennon and George Harrison bought 1965 Epiphone Casinos, clearly seen in photos of Japan concerts (last World Tour, 1966). John Lennon used the Epiphone Casino as his main instrument during the remainder of his time with the Beatles.


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  • 2009-Current

Body:

  • 5-ply maple/birch back & sides
  • 5-ply Maple top
  • Basswood top bracing

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Neck joins at 16th fret
  • Rosewood with Parallelogram inlays
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.625" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • Two Gibson USA P-90 pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way Switchcraft selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with Trapeze tailpiece
  • Grover small-button tuners
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • Switchcraft 1/4" output jack

Tuners:

  • Vintage-style 14:1 ratio with small metal buttons
  • Gold Grover tuners (Revolution Casino)

Pickguard:

  • Attached pickguard
  • Unattached with mounting screws (Revolution Casino)

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunurst (VS)
  • Natural (NA) Revolution Casino

Includes:

  • Epiphone Hardcase



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In cooperation with Yoko Ono, Epiphone introduced 2 Limited Edition Lennon Casinos. The '65 Casino is a reproduction of the original guitar John purchased with its sunburst finish and stock hardware. In 1968, John had his Casino sanded down to bare wood and finished with a thin, dull coat of lacquer. The John Lennon Revolution Casino is a reproduction of this stripped guitar as it remains today, featuring one coat of lacquer, gold Grover tuners, and the pickguard removed.

A combined total of 1,965 of these individually hand-numbered, historic instruments have been produced, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each goes to the BMI Foundation for the John Lennon Scholarship Fund, which supports music education.

Read more here: www.epiphone.com/story


Specifications

  • Made in Japan - Assembled in the USA
  • 1965 units total
  • Hand numbered

Body:

  • Original Body Shape based upon Mid 1960's Kalamazoo, Michigan tooling specs
  • 5-layer (Maple/Birch/Maple/Birch/Maple)
  • Spruce top contour bracing with original relief-cut spacing and depth
  • Nitrocellulose finish
  • Hand buffed

Neck:

  • One-piece Mahogany Neck
  • 14 degree neck grain orientation
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with original 0.062" thick pearloid parallelogram fret markers
  • Dove-Tail Neck-Joint at the 16th fret
  • Stamped with John's original serial number on the back of the headstock (#328393)
  • Original Elliptical Neck Shape
  • Original "Corian" nut material
  • 17 degree headstock angle
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck
  • Neck Binding over fret ends

Electronics:

  • Dog-Earred P-90 Pickup with Original String Spacing
  • "Gibson-Factory" Electronics

Hardware:

  • Nickel plated "Gibson-Factory" Hardware
  • Switchcraft toggle switch with original toggle switch washer
  • Original style "Push-in" machine head bushings
  • ABR Bridge with nylon saddles

Pickguard:

  • 3-ply (W/B/W) pickguard with original shape and foil "E" mark
  • Removed 3-ply (W/B/W) pickguard with original shape and foil "E" mark (Revolution)

Tuners:

  • Nickel plated Gotoh "Kluson-style" machine heads
  • Gold Grover Machine Heads (Revolution)

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Stripped "Vintage Natural" (NA) (Revolution)

Includes:

  • Vintage style case with shroud



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70th Anniversary Lennon Casino

IN TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON'S 70TH BIRTHDAY EPIPHONE RELEASES THE INSPIRED BY JOHN LENNON CASINO GUITARS EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE JAPAN MARKET.

Only 70 made to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of John Lennon's birth. (Odd numbers are "Revolutions" LN and even numbers are "1965" VS.) John's birthday inlaid in the 12th fret. Sound hole labels hand-signed by Yoko Ono. Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Yoko Ono. Finishes are in Lennon Natural or Vintage Sunburst.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each goes to the BMI Foundation for the John Lennon Scholarship Fund, which supports music education.


Specifications

  • 2004
  • Japanese Domestic Market only

Body:

  • Original Body Shape based upon Mid 1960's Kalamazoo, Michigan tooling specs
  • Body Materials - 5-layer (Maple/Birch/Maple/Birch/Maple)
  • Spruce Top Contour Bracing with original relief-cut spacing and depth
  • Nitrocellulose finish
  • Hand buffed

Neck:

  • One-piece Mahogany Neck
  • 14 degree neck grain orientation
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with original 0.062" thick pearloid parallelogram fret markers
  • John's birthday inlaid in the 12th fret
  • Stamped with John's original serial number on the back of the headstock (#328393)
  • Original Elliptical Neck Shape
  • Original "Corian" nut material
  • Neck Binding over fret ends
  • 17 degree headstock angle
  • Scale Length - 24.75"

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • Dog-Earred P-90 Pickup Cover with Original String Spacing
  • "Gibson-Factory" Electronics

Hardware:

  • Nickel plated "Gibson-Factory" Hardware
  • Dove-Tail Neck-Joint at the 16th fret
  • Switchcraft toggle switch with original toggle switch washer
  • Original style "Push-in" machine head bushings
  • ABR Bridge with nylon saddles

Pickguard:

  • 3-ply (W/B/W) pickguard with original shape and foil "E" mark
  • Removed 3-ply (W/B/W) pickguard with original shape and foil "E" mark (Revolution)

Tuners:

  • Nickel plated Gotoh "Kluson-style" machine heads
  • Gold Grover Machine Heads (Revolution)

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Stripped "Vintage Natural" (NA) (Revolution)

Includes:

  • Vintage style case with shroud
  • Certificate of Authenticity hand signed by Yoko Ono
  • Sound hole labels hand-signed by Yoko Ono



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