I have smaller hands and short fingers, so I prefer the more C-shaped profile of my Casino, but many players will no doubt love the profile of the Casino Coupe's neck as well, which is still a SlimTaper in terms of thickness, but with the meatier shoulders of a D-shaped profile. How do I tell? A community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. The widest point on this guitar is 16" across. Aug 4, 9. There was a coupe at the local GC I really liked.
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Buddha Pickups , Apr 9, Bubba Zanetti and bygdaddy like this. Anyone ply both the casino and the coupe? According to epi website the coupe has same neck, pickups, wood just smaller and a relocated input jack. I hate answering my own questions haha. Ask and ye shall receive. Even if you have to look it up yourself! Thanks for the info. Jul 8, Messages: Just a smaller body. Reddog3d , Apr 9, Apr 8, Messages: Bubba Zanetti , Apr 10, Niko Souza likes this. Mar 13, Messages: I have played both and the neck profile felt the same if I remember correctly the neck joint however was totally different,the Casino neck is set so deep its hard to get at the upper frets where the Coupe is set like a for easier fret access.
The back, sides and top of the Casino Coupe are five-ply laminated maple. The body is double bound with a ivory colored single-ply binding. The review unit is finished in a softly golden-shaded Natural, which is somewhat blond in tone, with the maple's grain slightly subdued by, but still easily visible through the finish. The Casino Coupe has a set, bound mahogany neck with a The headstock is angled at 14 degrees, which helps increase string down pressure at the nut, and thus sustain.
The rosewood fingerboard has a 12" radius, and is adorned with pearloid parallelogram inlays. The frets are medium jumbos, and were well set, leveled and polished on the review unit.
The nut is imitation bone. Both the pickguard and the bullet shaped truss rod cover feature the stylized Epiphone E logo, and the headstock also features an inlayed pearloid Epiphone logo. The tuners have vintage cosmetics and a The Casino Coupe holds its tuning well.
With the Coupe's slimmed down body size, some other aspects are also changed compared to a standard sized Casino. The neck joins the body at the 19th fret instead of 17th fret as you'll find on a standard Casino, which gives the Coupe even better upper fret access.
The trapeze tailpiece is also shorter than a standard Casino's, with a shorter string length between the tailpiece and bridge. The non-rotating output jack is mounted on the side of the guitar instead of the top as with a standard Casino. The feel of the neck is definitely different than my own personal Casino, and whether it's better or worse is entirely a matter of personal preference.
I have smaller hands and short fingers, so I prefer the more C-shaped profile of my Casino, but many players will no doubt love the profile of the Casino Coupe's neck as well, which is still a SlimTaper in terms of thickness, but with the meatier shoulders of a D-shaped profile. The width at the nut is 1. The electronics follow the classic Casino formula of two full-sized dog-ear P90 pickups, each with its own volume and tone controls.
A three-way switch provides the standard pickup selection options of either pickup individually or both pickups together. These are solid sounding pickups - the classic P90 chime, bark and bite are all here, and when coupled with the Coupe's lively, responsive hollow body it results in a really cool sounding instrument. It's a very versatile guitar. The four gold Top Hat knobs have metal "pointers", but unlike the vintage ones I once swore at every time I cut my hand on them, these are nicely rounded off to protect your fingers.
The Coupe features a fully adjustable LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge. Intonation, like the rest of the factory setup, was great right out of the box. Casinos have a reputation for feeding back, and that's well deserved. If you want a guitar that will sweetly and controllably feed back, the Casino is an outstanding choice.
While I was able to turn up a bit louder with the Casino Coupe before it started to feed back than I can with my standard-sized Casino, it still feeds back once the drive and amp levels get high enough, and again, in a very controllable way.
The onset of feedback is gentle and swells almost like a compressor with a slow ramp time; building up gently and gradually, it's just as easily attenuated, controlled or muted off with varying pressure from the edge of your palm or a twist of a volume control. I don't know what's a good description GrungeMan , Aug 3, Aug 3, 3. I have the Casino Coupe. Like above, I much prefer the size.
So light and comfortable. I also have a Gibson ES and they are very different animals. Remember, the Coupe is a full hollowbody with the same P90s. It definitely fills a sonic area not covered by my ES and Fender Strat. I don't think it is much less acoustic. I suggest you try both. Robert , Aug 3, Aug 4, 4.
ES , Aug 4, Aug 4, 5. I wonder where the Coupe lies regarding specs? Aug 4, 6. Aug 4, 7.