Stripped Epiphone.



8 Responses to “Stripped Epiphone.”

  1. MarkC says:

    Top photo looks like Dhani and Jackie.

  2. mcarp555 says:

    You rarely see George’s Epi stripped. I wonder if there are any photos of his & John’s together in this state?

  3. henry_the_horse says:

    And already swapped the tuning gears for Grover Rotomatics. He also got rid of the Bigsby bar. He often used his Casino for jazz recording sessions. Check his Apple session with the Modern Jazz Quartet.

  4. MarkC says:

    There’s the one with the lower F hole taped over.

  5. mcarp555 says:

    Casinos are notorious for feeding back because they are true hollowbodies (no center block like a semi-hollow). So blocking up one (or both) of the f-holes is not uncommon. I’ve also seen f-hole shaped mutes that you can plug into the opening to reduce the feedback potential.

  6. henry_the_horse says:

    Taping the f-holes was a solution to feedback that George Barnes and George van Epps pioneered. Then, of course, Les Paul and B.B. King. But that was later, in the 1960s.

  7. mcarp555 says:

    I use a small digital amp for recording, so feedback with my Casino isn’t much of a problem. When I play it through my Vox amp, it is certainly more prone to do so. But I find the bigger problem is harmonic resonance from the long string length between the tailpiece and the bridge (I have the stock Epi tailpiece). It looks like the shorter length with using the Bigsby would prevent that from happening.

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