Epiphone Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Casino

Epiphone welcomes 2015 with a new limited edition signature guitar, the Gary Clark Jr. "Blak and Blu" Casino.

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This instrument is co-designed by the Grammy winner himself to meet his preference. It is available in two versions, one with Bigsby Vibrato and another with a trapeze tailpiece.

The new "Blak & Blu" Casino follows the traditional thinline hollowbody design that helped popularize the Casino line, while adding in artist approved special color combination for the finish and Gibson USA P-90 pickups.

Although the Casino is essentially Epiphone's version of the Gibson ES-330, it stood out on its own with a list of impressive artist users. The Beatles' George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were all seen using a Casino along with other big name artists that include Keith Richards, Dave Davies, Noel Gallagher, The Edge, Dave Grohl, Daniel Kessler, and ofcourse Gary Clark, Jr.

If you are not familiar with Gary Clark Jr., Epiphone provides a quick description "Gary Clark Jr. is one of the most exciting performers of our generation with a totally original style that fuses rock, pop, acoustic and electric blues, and rhythm & blues into a sound all his own. In only a few years, Clark has become a living legend to both music fans and musicians. Whether he's touring with his amazing band, sitting in with the Rolling Stones, or performing at the White House, Clark is never seen without his favorite guitar, an Epiphone Casino."

Clark's "Blak & Blu" Casino is a true hollowbody archtop, crafted using Laminated maple and 5-ply maple/birch, finished in a special blue and black burst finish that gave the guitar its nick name. It comes equipped with two Gibson P-90 pickups, designed to reproduce the same sounds that were found on vintage Casino guitars that were used by artists of the past.

Gary Clark Jr. says, "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. Getting my first Casino changed my life. And my new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. "Blak & Blue" Casinos are amazing guitars. They're a dream. I love 'em!"

The new Epiphone Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Casino is scheduled for limited release starting on the spring of 2015. The MSRP for the Trapeze equipped model is $1,332, while the Bigsby equipped one is slightly more expensive at $1,415. More information will soon be available at Epiphone.

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