The Beatles have been top of mind for most of us lately with the release of the Get Back series (highly worth watching if you haven't already, btw). Though unplanned, the fates have aligned perfectly as Glenn Nichols had been wanting to build an Epiphone Casino-inspired Cambridge...perfect timing, right?
The Cambridge is the model that made us immediately want to work with Glenn and represent his brand a few years ago. It's a lightweight instrument and the tones and playability are really addictive. It sounds like an old, perfectly seasoned guitar with a gorgeous acoustic voice.
Plugged in, that same airy, open acoustic voice combines with the midrange growl and sweet top-end of Glenn's own hand-wound "Mothership" Alnico 5 P90s. One of the reasons we love Casinos so much is the way the hollowbody construction adds an addictive fatness to single notes and punchiness to chords. Loretta does a similar thing but manages to stay a little tighter in the bass when pushing an amp which we really, really like.
The second Glenn mentioned he was making a Casino-themed Cambridge we were sold. To see, play, and experience the end result? Let's just say we weren't disappointed. This is one of the coolest Cambridge models we've gotten to date. Get Back indeed! Priced with hardshell case.
- Top - 5 ply laminate, subtle figure
- Bracing - German Spruce
- Back - 5 ply Maple laminate
- Sides - Solid Flame Maple
- F-Holes - Violin style
- Neck - Mahogany
- Fingerboard - Granadillo
- Headstock - Madagascar Rosewood
- Backstrap - Mahogany
- Scale Length - 24.9"
- Nut Width - 1 11/16"
- Neck Joint - "Catalog Style" 3 bolt
- Frets - Standard medium
- Binding - Single cream, body only
- Inlay - Pearl Retrograde logo
- Fingerboard - Pearl blocks
- Side dots - White
- Pickups - Retrograde Mothership Alnico 5 P90s
- Custom aged chrome dogear pickup covers
- Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone, 3-way
- Tuners - Gotoh Kluson relic
- Bridge - Gotoh tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece - Trapeze
- Nut - Bone
- Hand-rubbed Antiqued Varnish
- French Polish - neck
- Custom Color -Vintage Maple
- Humicase hardshell case
- .011-.052 D'Addario Strings
- SN: 41