Views Read Edit View history. But the guitar each of them chose was a modest budget thinline: King and Freddie King. Cost certainly would have been no issue. Paul McCartney was the first Beatle to acquire a Casino. A strap button was added to now-inverted upper treble bout. Each guitar is unique, and the little differences, even among guitars that are the same exact model, will have a huge impact.The Epiphone Casino won't resemble your average Fender Within weeks of Clapton giving Harrison the Les Paul, the Beatle would invite. John Lennon and George Harrison both acquired Epiphone Casinos at the end of The main difference was that Harrison's guitar had a Bigsby tai. The Epiphone Casino is a thinline hollow body electric guitar manufactured by Epiphone, a branch of Gibson. The guitar debuted in and has been associated with such guitarists as Howlin' Wolf, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Body: maple (laminated).