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Old May 18th, 2017, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Casino Vintage Sunburst

I bought this Casino !
I like this guitar it can be played easily unplugged. As you can see the new 5 ply pickguard is very cool. I will install black P90 covers and a Frequensator tailpiece.



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Old May 19th, 2017, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting.

Yes, you could do an interesting conversion. Have you seen Casinos with a frequensator? Black plastic covers? - make sure you get the correct polepiece spacing - there's the US spec and the Oriental metric which might also have a narrower fingerboard spacing. You might find though that plastic covers don't shield the hum from that big coil as well as a grounded metal cover. Also you might need to unsolder the metal covers from the pickup lugs, which will need a powerful iron.

Also most plastic covers I've seen are just one height, not the higher bridge size you get on casinos now. But you could put a spacer (which are available) under the bridge pickup. I remember my vintage Casino/330's hadn't got these and the bridge pickup was way too far below the strings - I guess that would be "vintage correct" but not sensible. Good luck.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations, GibSG! That's a beautiful Casino, what's wrong with playing it the way it is? I know, we're guitar players, we're never satisfied.
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Old May 21st, 2017, 10:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats and welcome. Leave the chrome dog ears on there for hum reduction and the "bling" factor...especially if you're going to add a frequensator. But then, I like blinged out guitars.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 09:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The Casino Vintage Sunburst looks beautiful as it is!

And welcome to the Forum.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you guys, I' ve got a nice tortoise pickguard too.

Here is a Casino with a Frequensator tailpiece



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After seeing this one, I prefer yours just the way it is.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 10:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Your does look beautiful the way it is! The other tailpiece would not be a much of a plus or minus with me, but I could be very judgmental with a tortoise pickguard and a sunburst. Some of those detract from the beauty of a 'burst, and most of them just look bad. I suppose there must be one that looks great on a sunburst but not in my humble opinion.

I'm not meaning to put down your aspirations, just telling you what I think! If it's what you wanna do, go for it.
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Old May 31st, 2017, 08:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Interesting.

Interesting; I've never seen one with a frequensator before. Usually its on big archtops, supposedly to even out string tension. I have one on a custom archtop I've got - can't say it makes a difference. The knobs on that casino say '70's - maybe it's a custom? Bet the bridge pickup is too low - I've only seen "risers" on 175's but you can get them now.
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Old June 4th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This is a current production, right? Not a VC
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