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Here’s how we gave a modern Epi Casino a vintage look.

Epiphone Casino - Vintage Sunburst Refin

The owner of a modern “natural” finished Epiphone casino wanted it to look and feel like a vintage 60’s Casino with a sunburst and lacquer finish.Epiphone uses a polyurethane top finish which dries like hard plastic. We needed to remove all of that poly, then prep and refin using vintage style nitrocellulose lacquer (or “nitro”.) We also had our friends at Lollar Guitars build a new set of their P-90’s into the original chrome-finished covers. ┬áThe end result turned out beautifully, but it takes a lot of work to get there.

Epiphone Casino - Vintage Sunburst Refin

In it’s original finish of clear polyurethane.

Epiphone Casino - Vintage Sunburst Refin

After removing the electronics, we shipped the pickups to Lollar to be rebuilt into their brilliant vintage-style P-90, then sanded away all the old poly by hand.

Epiphone Casino - Vintage Sunburst Refin

After re-assembly, this beauty looks, feels, and sounds like a new – and by that we mean old, guitar!

Epiphone Casino - Vintage Sunburst Refin