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"The Casino is collectable only because John Lennon played one." Quoted from Vintage Guitars Info :D

Sorry, no schematics there but its interesting reading. Gibson bought up Epiphone in 1957 so I assume they ran out of original epi parts before your '65 Casino was made. Gibson parts, then I figure its Gibson wiring. I would just wire it like a regular LP / SG. You can find those schematics anywhere.

Edit; I see the casinos were equipped with P90 pickup(s). If your guitar has the original P90's then this schematic should work for you.

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"The Casino is collectable only because John Lennon played one." Quoted from Vintage Guitars Info :D

The original Casino's are great guitars and basically a Gibson 330 with a slightly different headstock. Made in the same factory with the same parts as a 330 and if they are not collectible then I will happily take any that are being disposed of. Just listen to the intro to "Paperback Writer", Epiphone Casino (played by Paul) through a blackface Fender Bassman. A great guitar sound. It is a P90 guitar, Of course it is good!

As for wiring, unless you are really ready for a major headache then don't play with it (the American-made Casino reissues will rise in value) as you have to get everything out as a wiring loom through te f hole snad pickup holes and, more to the point, get it all back in again.

Pot values on the originals were 500K log. The reissues may have 250K log tone pots but there is no problem there. The caps may be different but that is not going to make that much difference.

MH

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"The Casino is collectable only because John Lennon played one." Quoted from Vintage Guitars Info :D

The original Casino's are great guitars and basically a Gibson 330 with a slightly different headstock. Made in the same factory with the same parts as a 330 and if they are not collectible then I will happily take any that are being disposed of. Just listen to the intro to "Paperback Writer", Epiphone Casino (played by Paul) through a blackface Fender Bassman. A great guitar sound. It is a P90 guitar, Of course it is good!

As for wiring, unless you are really ready for a major headache then don't play with it (the American-made Casino reissues will rise in value) as you have to get everything out as a wiring loom through te f hole snad pickup holes and, more to the point, get it all back in again.

Pot values on the originals were 500K log. The reissues may have 250K log tone pots but there is no problem there. The caps may be different but that is not going to make that much difference.

MH

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On 2/8/2007 at 9:43 PM, questar said:

Hi,

I have the Epiphone Casion Elitist '65 RI and have read that the wiring is not original as well as pot values are wrong. Does anyone know the "real" wiring for a '65 Epiphone Casino and could you get it to me please.

 

Thanks

Q

I have a 66 casino, the P-90's sound wonderful. All the pot's work perfect. I want to sell the pickups, pots, 3 way switch the jack and all the wiring, and i also want to sell the tuners. i dont care about it being all factor. The guitar was [ass down to me aftwe my uncle died. and im going to pass it to one of my kids. let me know if your interested.

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On 2/8/2007 at 9:43 PM, questar said:

Hi,

I have the Epiphone Casion Elitist '65 RI and have read that the wiring is not original as well as pot values are wrong. Does anyone know the "real" wiring for a '65 Epiphone Casino and could you get it to me please.

 

Thanks

Q

 

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