One of the new models that Epiphone introduced at this year’s Winter NAMM show is the Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino. I really enjoy Clark’s music and he has brought more attention to the Casino models, so I’m glad to see that he’s getting the recognition of a signature model. The differences between Clark’s signature model and the standard Casino include American-made P-90 pickups and a black-and-blue finish.
Here are the details from Epiphone:
Epiphone is proud to present the debut of GRAMMY™ winner Gary Clark Jr.’s premier signature model, the Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak & Blu” Casino featuring Gibson USA P-90 pickups and available with either a traditional trapeze tailpiece or a legendary Bigsby® B70 Vibrato.
Clark’s new Ltd. Ed. Signature “Blak & Blu” Casino is a Laminated Maple, 5-ply (Maple/Birch) hollowbody finished in Clark’s custom new “Blak & Blu” Burst color finish with single-ply white binding around the top and back. The Mahogany neck has 22 medium jumbo frets and a 1960’s SlimTaper™ D Profile that’s inspired by the best vintage Casino’s in Epiphone’s collection. Like vintage models, the neck joint is glued to the body at the 16th fret. And just like classic vintage Casinos, the “Blak & Blue” features Gibson USA P-90 pickups. Two optional hard cases are available in black and 1960s gray vintage style.
“I pretty much knew from day one that I needed a few things for my arsenal and the Epiphone Casino is the one guitar that always stood out,” said Clark. “Getting my first Casino changed my life. And my new Ltd. Ed. Epiphone “Blak & Blue” Casinos are amazing guitars. They’re a dream. I love ’em!”
The Gary Clark Jr. signature Casinos will be available in Spring 2015.