Limited Edition Left Handed Epiphone Casino

Neal January 20, 2014 29

This news is probably going to get quite a lot of you hot under the collar – here at LeftyFretz we’re constantly being asked why in the hell Epiphone stopped making left handed Casinos.  The exciting news is that our good friend Jim over at Southpaw Guitars has announced that they’re making a limited edition comeback!

Epiphone Casino Left Handed Guitar

What do we know do far?  Not a lot!  Jim is selling them (right now) for $629 US and you can reserve one from Southpaw for $150.  These limited edition beauties will come in Vintage Sunburst and the build time looks to be roughly 7 months.

Epiphone Casino Left  Handed Guitar 2014

The image above is the current right handed model flipped and may not represent the left handed model in its entirety. I will update this article as I find out more information.

To reserve one, call Jim at Southpaw Guitars. From the looks of the conversations happening on the Southpaw Guitars Facebook page these are being snapped up fast!

29 Comments »

  1. mcarp555 January 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Fantastic news. Hopefully these will sell out and continuing demand will force Epi to bring them back into regular production.

  2. Mark January 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Somebody pinch me! This is GREAT news for us lefties. I’ve been looking for a hollow body and really got frustrated over the choices. THIS is the guitar that I wanted from the start. I already placed my order with Jim @ Southpaw. This will my 3rd guitar I have purchased from him. Can’t wait!!!!!

  3. Alex January 21, 2014 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Are they only available from southpaw? Can we order in the UK?

    • Neal January 21, 2014 at 8:13 am - Reply

      I’m assuming they’ll be available worldwide, Southpaw is just the first to mention them.

    • Neal January 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      Update! I found out today that these will be available worldwide. I’ve convinced my boss to order some, but they aren’t expected until around June/July for the UK at least.

      • Neal January 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm - Reply

        For those not in the States, you can now pre-order these from me in the UK – due around June/July http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/left_guitars_detail.asp?stock=14012215105958

  4. Gordon January 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    $150.00 downpayment, correct? This leaves a balance of $479.00. If this is the case and if my son wants this how do I reserve one?

    • Neal January 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Phone Jim at Southpaw Guitars http://southpawguitars.com/contact_us.html

  5. Jake January 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    No official comment from Epiphone yet though?

    • Neal January 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Gibson/Epiphone tend to do a pretty poor job of marketing their left handed range. Look at Gibson’s 2014 range of lefties – tons of them, but no mention on the website.

  6. Carl January 21, 2014 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I just ordered one today! Am pretty excited even though they’re quoting a 7-month wait. I’m number 24.

  7. mcarp555 January 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    This is apparently a link to the Epiphone press info. Note the LH Casino (1st item) seems to be just a new 2014 model, so not ‘limited edition’. The LH Texan acoustic is also listed here.

    http://www2.epiphone.com/press/new2014.html

  8. Dino Velvet January 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    I’ll wait until they come out and get mine from MF or Sweetwater for less money and free shipping.

  9. Sie January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Just ordered one from Guitarguitar.co.uk £479, they better get a move on!

    • Neal January 24, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Nice one Sie – we’re expecting them around June/July

      • Adam Courtney March 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm - Reply

        Can I order one from you guys??
        Adam
        404-310-8036

        • Neal March 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

          If you are in Europe you can pre-order from me http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/left_guitars_detail.asp?stock=14012215105958

          If in the USA or thereabouts, contact Jim at Southpaw Guitars.

  10. peter demaine February 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    NAMM 2014 – Epiphone Guitars

    Look out for the lefty casino :) (3:42)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiG5ATd37jw

  11. JBFairthorne March 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I looked at several right hand models of these and wasn’t impressed with the fit and finish at all. The things that stood out for me were f-holes with several spots where the wood had splintered in the cutting process, along with the black paint that they use on the exposed edges of those cuts, bleeding into the surface finish. I realize it’s a relatively inexpensive guitar but come on, there STILL should be some attention to detail. Honestly, after what I’ve seen on the righties, even IF I found a lefty without these issues, I would wonder what was wrong that I COULDN’T see.

  12. Tim G April 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    The main thing is – they listened! If you look at the Casino page on the Epiphone website, the comments section is nothing but lefties crying out for this guitar to be put back into production.

  13. Dominic May 12, 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Epiphone now have the 2014 lefties listed on their website. I am desperately hoping they put the lefty casino into full time production.

  14. David Maye June 14, 2014 at 3:05 am - Reply

    In received my left handed epiphone casino guitar today. ordered it last January. It’s a beauty. Sunburst color.

    • Neal Beedie June 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      I would LOVE to see a photo of it David – I had no idea that these were out in the public already. If you have a chance, please share a photo on our forum :) http://leftyfretz.com/forum/

  15. Jefman June 22, 2014 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Got a call from Southpaw yesterday. My Casino is on its way! Can’t wait!

    • Neal Beedie June 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      Fantastic – please show us a photo when you have it Jefman :) Send me a photo or post on our forum if possible.

      • Jefman June 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm - Reply

        I guess I misunderstood. Apparently, he was telling me it was shipping from Epi to him. However, it is now in the hands of FedEx and should be in MY hands Tues., July 1.
        And I will post a photo asap.

  16. Sie July 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Expecting my Casino some time tomorrow, excited is not the word. Thanks to @GUITARGUITARUK

    • Neal Beedie July 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      I didn’t know these had arrived – thanks for buying from us Sie! I’ve just checked and can see your guitar is on track for delivery tomorrow as expected.

      As I’ve been saying to everyone above – please send me a photo of your new guitar if you get a chance! :)

  17. Sie July 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Not only the guitar, but the Line 6 Amp that I won from GG, It’s going to be a scorcher so I might be topless (I’m 48 and I had a tough paper round so be warned)
    :)

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