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Difference Between Epiphone Dot and Casino

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The difference between the Epiphone Casino and the Dot is that the Dot has humbuckers and the Casino has P90. They also have a difference in body, weight, price and other features. The Epiphone Casino is around $200 more expensive than the Epiphone Dot guitar. The Epiphone Casino electric guitar was first produced in the year 1958, and the Beetles used them for recordings in 1964, which made them internationally famous. The Dot, also a product of Epiphone, resembles the Gibson ES-335.

The Casino has a true hollow body, whereas the Dot is a semi hollow type, with a solid block of wood running through the center and continuing from its neckline. The Epiphone Casino has a black laminated maple body and the Dot has a black or white arch top body. The Casino and Dot difference lies in their neck construction, as the Dot has a thinner neck when compared to the Casino. Although the Casino is affordable for guitarists, the Dot is more affordable than the Casino. The Epiphone Casino’s street price is around $699.00, whereas the street price for the Dot is around $399.00.

The Casino is for those who want to have P-90’s, whereas the Dot suits those who want to have humbuckers. The Casino is lightweight, but the Dot is heavyweight. The Epiphone casino is truly an acoustic guitar, whereas the Dot is semi acoustic. You can practice the Casino unplugged, and can it be played without amp, whereas the Dot has two humbuckers and is a thinline guitar. The Casino and Dot are altogether different species, and both are traditional guitars. The Casino is finite and specific, and the Dot is versatile. The Casino is preferred for its clean resonant tone, best for bluesy stuff and rock n roll, whereas the Dot is useful to play at high volumes. The Dot has the ability to be a singing lead guitar, unlike the Casino, because the semi hollow body prevents feedback. The Casino has more feedback because of its true hollow body.

The Dot is well made, and weighs 7.5 lbs with simplified electronics. The sound management is also easier with just a single tone and single volume control. The Epiphone Casino electric guitar has an adjustable bridge, and the neck just the right size to get your hands around it. The Casino tailpiece, when pressed, gives out a semi-vibrato sound.

Both of the guitars are great value for money, and probably choosing one of them would be the most difficult choice. The Casino wins for personal reasons of many people, such as those who are great fans of the Beatles may buy the Casino. However, P-90s is too loud for those who mainly play in a studio. The Dot is preferred if you need the quiet, because it has humbuckers, whereas the Casino is preferred if you want loud and clear sounds.


1. The Epiphone Casino is a lightweight, acoustic guitar.
2. The Epiphone Dot is heavier than the Casino, and semi acoustic.
3. The Dot is more versatile and quieter than the Casino, because it has humbuckers.
4. The Casino is louder and gives good feedback because it has a hollow body.
5. The Casino has a true hollow body, and is famous because the Beetles played it during recordings.

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  1. It’s Beatles, not beetles

  2. Great comparison! Thanks

  3. Do they have the same body dimensions?

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