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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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For two points...

Give me the serial numbers for Paul's and John's Epiphone Casinos!

And, for a bonus two points...

Give me George's Casino's serial number! (I can't locate it—but if you can, tell me and include a reliable source).

The bonus points portion of this question is not necessary to answer in order to get the first two points. The bonus is optional.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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Hof, you are my favorite trivia host because you ask some impossible questions. I got 1/3rd of this. Best I can do.
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Paul... 84075
McCartney’s sunburst Casino has serial number 84075, and according to Gibson’s records shipped November 1, 1962. McCartney altered it for playing left-handed, turning the guitar upside down, re-stringing it, and modifying the bridge for correct intonation. A strap button was added to now-inverted upper treble bout. McCartney used his Casino extensively in the studio with The Beatles, including the memorable lead-guitar break on “Ticket To Ride.” He also used it throughout his solo career, and still owns the guitar.

John... 328393

Epiphone E230TD Casino (hollow-body f-hole electric, sunburst finish, stock trapeze tailpiece); Serial #328393. Purchased early in the year, the Casino was first used in April for the Revolver sessions, and first played live on 1 May 1966 at the New Musical Express Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert, Wembley (right). This guitar served as Lennon's main guitar from then on, including the '66 tours, when I saw it at Shea Stadium. The Gibson/ Epiphone website describes the Casinos as having "the same basic body dimensions and construction of the commonly recognized Gibson ES-335 [actually, the 330], the Epiphone Riviera and the Epiphone Sheraton. However, unlike the 335-style [sic] body, which features a solid-center block, the Casino is completely hollow. Additionally, older Casinos featured a 17-degree (as opposed to a 14-degree) headstock and a neck joint at the 16th (as opposed to the 17th) fret. This creates more string tension and when combin ed with the thin, hollow body produces a very unique sound." In '67, when the other Beatles were painting their guitars, Lennon sprayed the back of this guitar (body and neck) with white and gray paint (below), leaving the sunburst finish on front but removing the pickguard. In the spring or summer of '68 Lennon had his Casino professionally sanded to a natural finish, as did Harrison, the better to improve the tone. After that it appeared on the "Revolution" video, at the Apple rooftop performance (left), the Live Peace in Toronto concert, and the Rock 'n' Roll Circus show, the only further change being the replacement of the stock Kluson tuning pegs with gold Grover tuners. This guitar is owned by the Lennon Estate and has been displayed at the Lennon Museum in Japan.
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Paul... 84075

John... 328393
The above would have sufficed!

... and you are correct! So, the score stands at:

Colonel Angus 10
wallrus59 4
834 2
LennonLover909 1
bobdude 1
johncharles 1

... and I will leave this question open for anyone who may have the answer to George's serial number and score the two bonus points.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:47 AM   #5
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Epiphone Casino ES-230TD

George's Epiphone Casino was identical to Johns except it was fitted new with a Bigsby tremelo system, he later also removed the pickguard. George's guitar was also sanded back to wood in 1968 to allow the guitar to 'breath'. Mel owns a 1997 sunburst version of this guitar also with the Bigsby fitted and it is sometimes seen with The Beatalls minus its pickguard (emulating George's around 1967).

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Epiphone Casino ES-230TD

George's Epiphone Casino was identical to Johns except it was fitted new with a Bigsby tremelo system, he later also removed the pickguard. George's guitar was also sanded back to wood in 1968 to allow the guitar to 'breath'. Mel owns a 1997 sunburst version of this guitar also with the Bigsby fitted and it is sometimes seen with The Beatalls minus its pickguard (emulating George's around 1967).

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That's the model number, Lynner. The serial number would be a six-digit number, most likely.
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