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Limited Edition Left Handed Epiphone Casino

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 replies
  1. mcarp555
    mcarp555 says:

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

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  2. Mark
    Mark says:

    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!!!!!

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  3. Gordon
    Gordon says:

    $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?

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    • Neal
      Neal says:

      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.

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  4. JBFairthorne
    JBFairthorne says:

    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.

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  5. Tim G
    Tim G says:

    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.

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  6. Dominic
    Dominic says:

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

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      • Jefman
        Jefman says:

        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.

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    • Neal Beedie
      Neal Beedie says:

      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! :)

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  7. Sie
    Sie says:

    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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