pro feel. some were more than you could go into a store and buy it for. Bigsby vibrator was optional. Gibson USD strap But they seem incapable of making a re-issue except for the fringes of the original run designs. You definitely added details and considerations that my original post was lacking. To do that, I just focus on what it’ll be worth when I’m 80. My irritation with Gibson has nothing to do with quality. In spite of the above 335 advantages, the Epiphone Casino and Gibson ES-330 are underrated guitars. Yet the coil size of the P90s gives a fatter and sometimes more growly sound than Fender single coils produce. bonding, emotional tie. In fact, it does indeed have a dot neck just like the Gibson ES-330 did when it was introduced. It’s essentially an ES-330 with some small cosmetic differences. Sadly daughters out grown it and need a full size one. Stumbled on this site while searching for the guitar plans for the ES330. The newest ES-330 re-issue at least has the neck joined to the body at the 15th fret. The Stones did have a Casino; it was Keith Richards’, and his main electric guitar in 1964-65. I’ve been waiting for nearly twenty years for Gibson to re-issue what I consider to be the “classic” ES-330 design. “This guitar is immaculate - it still has the stickers on the pickups! the feel of the epiphone is more comfortable, esp. My frustration is that for years they reissued designs that represented a minority of the instruments originally produced and did not reissue the “majority” design. however I'm not sure the amp works. $1,499.99 i miss the lennons very much. An elevation guitar for sale. 1962: Block inlays instead of dots. The original Casinos had five ply birch and maple as dose some of the more expensive Casinos. So to make a long story short, my advice is to quit beating yourself up about whether to by an ES330 or Casino. Gibson is known the world over for creating a huge range of guitars with varying designs and different body types. eBay Marketplaces GmbH (of Helvetiastraße15-17, 3005, Bern, Switzerland) is authorised by the FCA to conduct credit broking for a restricted range of finance providers. True Custom Shop® Black L Pickguard Bracket for Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Guitar. Cash on collection preferred. To conclude if the 330 works for im pleased for you Billy gadji. My Casino was made in Kalamazoo, 1963. Gibson Acoustic Guitar. 1968: Optional long neck (joins body at 19th fret). The ES-330 has a series of parallel braces to reinforce the top (actually a kerfed spruce plate), Asian Casinos have a solid plate supporting the top, like a floating centre block. Asian Casinos had the neck joint at the 17th fret, somewhere in the 2000s the Chinese Casino also got the16th fret neck joint. The body shape of the Asian Casinos is slightly different from that of the ES-330 (also a bit wider, they don’t fit Gibson cases). Something different and unusual. However, the dots were changed to block inlay position markers a few years later and stayed that way for most of the original run. To get to the point. Downend, Bristol. John and George later each bought Casinos in 1966. [jbox title=”Epiphone Casino History”]Find more Casino details at the Guitars Info Guy. Good condition, with a few marks (as seen in the pictures) + hard case. It's a lovely playing guitar with great frets, tone and a split coil tap on the tone knob. I’ve been following NAMM on Guitar Player.Com, Guitar. Marshall 30FX Amp A center block to reduce feedback, humbucker pickups to reduce hum and neck join at the 19th fret all made the guitar better for loud rock than the ES-330 which can suffer from both feedback and 60 cycle hum. Back then the guitars were probably made side by side in Kalamazoo to the same basic specs. Nitro is what I want in a thinline guitar. Cracking spec on this Sabbath-esque axe. If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. But it’s not how most ES-330s were constructed for most of it’s life. 1961: Casino production began with a dot neck. Single coil pickups have a nice clear tone (described as chimey by many). Fender Strap The neck joint of the ES-330 is at the 16th fret, not 15th. This was soon after Epiohone was purchased by Gibson. 3/4 size guitar in excellent playing order with case. £3.63. Hudson acoustic guitar With a hefty body made of solid tonewood, a maple neck, quality hardware and rich, resonant open coil humbuckers, this guitar looks, feels and sounds the part. hardly used. Additional jack socket has been added. Not having an ES 330 to compare it too all I can say is that fit and finish, even the type and selection of wood can be over rated. If there are no major flaws in fit and finish and if the wood has good resonance as Hooker would seem to think with the ES335 then an Epi will do the job as well as any Gibson. Shape of the ears changed so less like Mikey Mouse ears. Bernie View Profile. P&P: + £2.31 P&P . Popular . Although the same concept, the Gibson’s sound very different (woody, jazzy) than the Casino’s (metallic, rocky) and besides the 3/5 ply body wood and P90 metal/plastic difference there is the neck, the Gibson’s have a big and chunky, the reissue Casino’s are all narrow & thin (except for the ’61 reissue that does have a big neck and plastic P90 bobbins) neck too thin. The guitar needs a new string and has a small scratch and a few marks shown in the last pictures.