Epiphone Casino: slim taper D neck vs. slim taper C neck

shnaggletooth

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The 2021 MIC models are slim taper C neck and the earlier MIC ones are slim taper D neck? C is "slimmer" than the D?
 

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The 2021 MIC models are slim taper C neck and the earlier MIC ones are slim taper D neck? C is "slimmer" than the D?
Some will say yes , some will say no . To me the only difference is the shape . D to me has a very slight flat spot on the back of neck where C is round / curved .... however you want to phrase it .
 

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I ran into this last year when a buddy of mine bought his Casino. Mine is a 2012 and has the "C" neck profile. His was a year or two newer and has a "D" neck profile similar to my ES339.

While I can adapt to most any neck the "D" profile Epi uses is not one of my favorites. I'm a "thumb up" player and a more rounded deeper neck just feels better in my hands than the flatter shallower "D" neck.

As best I can tell Epiphone has never been very consistent when it comes to the Casino necks. The seem to vary from year to year.
 

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C being a constant curve makes it a bit thicker. D is like a flattened C, with maybe a tad more shoulders. I hate Slim Taper D.
 

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I've got the Casino Worn... and that neck is definitely not a D shape.

I wouldn't call it a big neck, but it's very comfortable to play on without feeling cramped near the nut.
 

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I have the Casino worn, it feels very slim to me. Compared to my 59 it feels paper thin. Compared to my trad pro 4, which is described by Epiphone as having the same neck as the Casino, it still feels thin. I don't mind a bit really. Every guitar should be different, otherwise why would we collect so many?

As much as I like every guitar I have, that Casino is my favorite to play. Both for sound and ease.
 


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