Casino with a six digit serial

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  1. matttkkkk

    matttkkkk New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here - I don't think this forum existed when I last had an Epi. Anyway, I'm here to ask for your help/expertise. I've been looking at a Casino in natural finish, with a 17th fret neck join, and a six digit serial number. Various sites suggest that a six digit serial is late 80s Fujigen-made, and the inlay logo looks like Japanese ones of that era, but the headstock has a pattern of joins which look a bit like a Korean headstock. I read an older post on the Gibson site claiming that the early Korean ones had six digits - I've not heard that anywhere else though.

    Here's the guitar
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    Here is the label
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    Here's the logo
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    and here is the back of the headstock
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    Thanks for any knowledge you can share!

    Cheers, Matt.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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  3. matttkkkk

    matttkkkk New Member

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    Thanks! Re the scarf joint, I saw a few like this Peerless one:
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    Other photos show a Peerless serial beginning with R (sorry, as a new member I can't post a link, but you can get it from the image URL if you replace CasinoJ.jpg with CasinoHI.html)
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Epi-Talk. Did you buy it?
     
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    Thanks Davis - not yet, I'm still sorting out the details. The store advertising it said they don't know exactly what it is, and it's reasonably priced so I'll likely go ahead anyway.
     
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    matttkkkk New Member

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    Also - from looking around, is it correct to say that all Japanese Casinos have maple necks? It's mentioned in the spec linked above (thanks Paruwi) and every picture I can find. The one I'm trying to buy is pretty much identical to the Peerless 2005 one above, but how would it have a six digit serial?
     
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    soulman969 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking Casino. Hope it all works out for you. I'm enjoying mine and it's differences from my others. The guy I got if from is a huge Beatles fan. Wish I had a shot of the stage he had set up.

    All Vox amps, Gretsch like Georges, Hofner bass, and Casino like Lennon's along with a Black Pearl Ludwig drum set with the Beatles logo on the head of the kick. You can see part of another on the wall.

    He had two Casinos so I got one in trade for my B B King Lucille. Good swap.



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    Well, I'm not sure what it is, but it was a good price so I've bought it. Details to come I guess!
     
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