The Casino has been my idée fixe of late. I’ve been tweaking mine – I’m not finished yet, but Oh! the rewards of careful maintenance and attentive knob turning. And while doing so, I’ve gone pretty deep into Casino history. Apart from the thrills of determining the year of transition from “arrowhead” to "€ logo" truss rod cover I’ve done some research about the players who adopted the Casino as their guitar of choice (or the 330: it was the same guitar apart from aesthetic appointments). This thread is about them. They’re not many, but they contributed great guitar playing over the years. I’ll tell about the players I’ve found in successive installments, and anyone who wants to contribute a name – famous or obscure – or better still a video, is welcome. In time, we’ll get to John, Paul, George, Weller and The Edge… but I’ll start from the jazzers.