I've had my Casino for 5 years now that I bought used. It is a 2011 50th Anniversary one with Gibson P90s. I got to compare it to an original 1961 Casino and it felt basically the same except for the old nitro finish on the original. They nailed the original neck profile on the reissue and the way the guitar felt in my hands was virtually identical. Even though this guitar is made in China and the originals were made in the USA they totally captured the essence of the original. I also got to compare it to 2 different Gibson ES-330s and I preferred the feel and while I didn't plug them in I also preferred the acoustic tone of my Casino. The D shaped neck is my absolute favorite now too. I was always comfortable with it but now it's the one I gravitate to. It has slowly and consistently proven itself to me to where I'm now starting to think of myself as a Casino player. When and how did that happen? I only made a few small mods to it to bring out its full potential. I installed a Wilkinson bridge, a bone nut and a Lollar P90 shim to raise the bridge pickup. I am slowly becoming aware of its amazing versatility. For example the volumes are very responsive and change the whole character of the guitar depending on where the 2 volumes are set, especially in the middle position where the pickups are hum cancelling against each other. They must be wired 50s style because it doesn't seem like there is little if any treble drop off when I lower the volumes. If I have the bridge pickup on 10 and the neck pickup on 7 I get a great rock tone. If I turn the bridge to around 7 with the neck on 7 it's almost Filtertron-ish in the middle position. If I turn the bridge down to about 3 while the neck is on 7 I can play funky riffs that I would normally reserve for a Strat neck pickup. If I have both pickups on about 3 it can replace an acoustic guitar in a live setting. The hollow midrange sound of the Casino is addicting to my ears also so even while I'm attempting to achieve sounds I would normally play on other guitars I'm liking the hollow tones of the Casino even more anyway. This is not even mentioning the great tones available with both pickups individually. I'm also not taking into consideration how fun it is to play!