The Epiphone Casino Coupe is a thin line double-cutaway smaller version of the famous and much-loved Casino. The guitar is very popular for Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, the British invasion, and sounds from the ’60s. The main feature of this guitar is its versatility.

Tone

This instrument can be played acoustically (albeit somewhat muted) and plugged in. When plugged in, the Coupes P-90 pickups deliver plenty of punch and that snarl that they are famous for.

Plenty of assertive bite, resonance, and sustain. Hollow Body guitars tend to feedback; the smaller body tends feedback less than the larger-bodied Casino.

Playability

The Epiphone Casino Coupe is smaller bodied than the Casino making it more comfortable to play when seated or standing up. Therefore, it is compact and light, maybe a better choice for players who struggle to play the Casino.

The neck is slimmer than the Casino and very comfortable to play. The Epiphone Casino Coupe neck is joined to the body at the 19th fret, unlike the Epiphone Casino’s neck, which joins the body at the 16th fret. This provides much more open access to the upper areas of the neck.

Specifications

Column 1
Body – Back and sides
ES-339 shape body constructed with layered Maple.
Neck
Mahogany Profile with a SlimTaper™; D-Profile
Joint: Glued in; Set Neck
Top
Layered Maple
Bracing
Basswood
Scale Length
24.75″ / 628.65mm
Finish
Available in natural, red and sunburst
Fingerboard
Material: Pau Ferro
Radius: 12″
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Width: 1.69″ / 43mm
Inlays: Pearloid “Parallelogram” inlays
Hardware Finish
Nickel
Accessories
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Traditional Trapeze; Reduced Size
Tuning Machines: Vintage-style Gold metal inserts with pointers
Pickguard: 2-ply; White/Black with metal “E”
TrussRod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: “Bell Shaped”; 2-layer (Black/White); 60s era E
Control Knobs: Vintage-style Gold metal inserts with pointers
Switch Tip: White
Strap Buttons: 2 – bottom and back of heel
Electronics
Neck Pickup: Epiphone P-90T Classic™ Dogear
Bridge Pickup; Epiphone P-90T Classic™ Dogear
Controls
2-Volume, 2 Tone
Pickup Selector
3-way Epiphone toggle
Strings
10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
Case: Optional 339-Type Hard Case 940-E339; Casino Coupe/ES-339 EpiLite™ Case 940-E339HG

Epiphone Casino Coupe the verdict

Pros

This is a very versatile and affordable guitar that ticks a lot of boxes.

Cons

None

Cost

$499.00

Conclusion

If it was good enough for the Beatles, John, Paul, and George all had a Casino. Could we say enough said and leave it at that? The rave reviews this guitar receives bolsters its already stellar reputation earned by the many well-known artists that play the Epiphone Casino.

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References

1. Epiphone | Casino Coupe. Epiphone.com. https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPIY6V313/Casino-Coupe/Vintage-Sunburst. Published 2015. Accessed July 22, 2020.

1. Wikipedia Contributors. Epiphone Casino. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphone_Casino. Published July 7, 2020. Accessed July 22, 2020.

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