Epiphone unleashes the Elitist Dwight Yoakam 'Dwight Trash' Casino 29-Mar-12
A collaboration between Dwight Yoakam and their design team, Epiphone says that the Limited Edition Elitist Dwight Yoakam "Dwight Trash" Casino, a Casino that is just like Dwight's music, a breakthrough combination of a familiar tune with a whole new groove.
Epiphone Guarantee that only 250 Limited Edition Elitist Dwight Yoakam "Dwight Trash" Casino will be made in each color - Jackpot White and Roulette Red. Each "Dwight Trash" Casino will include an Epiphone hard case and a signed certificate by Dwight Yoakam.
Here's all the details in Epiphone's own words:
Hillbilly Hollowbody Deluxe The "Dwight Trash" features a 5-ply laminated maple body that follows the time-honored lines of the historic Casino. The 24.75" scale SlimTaper™ mahogany neck is hand-set with TiteBond™ glue. The 12" radius rosewood fingerboard features parallelograms with Yoakam's trademark "Snake Eyes" dice inlay on the 12th fret and a 1.68" nut.
Breaking New Ground But it's at the headstock where the "Dwight Trash" breaks new ground. For the first time in the history of the Casino, Epiphone and Dwight Yoakam collaborated to give the "Dwight Trash" Casino a Beveled Reverse Firebird™ style headstock. This allows bass strings to have a slightly looser tension and treble strings to have a higher tension while still retaining the Casino's tonal personality. For fans of the Dwight Yoakam sound who seek a low, almost baritone quality from the low strings but want to stay in standard tuning, the Beveled Reverse Firebird™ style headstock is a huge plus. Now, lead players who love to play melody lines on the low strings can hear a deep, articulate twang while still maintaining the chiming, bell-like treble tones the Casino is known for. Dwight Yoakam's signature is on the back of the headstock along with the Elitist logo. The truss-rod cover is 2-ply black/white in the traditional Firebird™ shape with "Epiphone Dwight Trash" in silver silkscreen. Totally cool and totally original, just like Dwight!
Elitist Electronics The Epiphone Elitist series offers players the ultimate Epiphone experience and the "Dwight Trash" is no different, featuring a Gibson USA P90T Dogear pickup in the neck position and a Gibson USA P90R Dogear pickup in the bridge position. Epiphone's classic Tophat tone and volume controls use full-size 500K ohm potentiometers and have gold metal inserts with pointers. The aged, yellow 3-way Switchcraft™ toggle is set up for rhythm, lead and both pickups.
Honky Tonk Style Along with superior USA electronics and a breakthrough design, the "Dwight Trash" comes in two eye-catching finishes new to Epiphone, Jackpot White and Roulette Red. Jackpot White features a beautiful pearl white finish with a fine metallic shine, 5-layer white/black/white/black binding on the top of the body, gold sparkle binding on the top and back of the body, 4-layer gold sparkle/white/black/white binding on the neck, and a gold ABS pickguard inlaid with "snake eyes" dice. The Roulette Red is a deep cherry with beautiful hints of maple grain showing through the finish. The body of the Roulette Red has cream binding on the neck as well as the top and back of the body along with a 3-layer ABS pickguard (white/black/white) with inlaid "Snake Eyes" Dice.
Classic Epiphone Hardware with a Twist The "Dwight Trash" features a Tune-o-matic™ bridge with a classic Epiphone tailpiece, gold pickup covers, and gold Mini-Grover 14:1 ratio tuners. And, best of all, the Jackpot White features all gold hardware! Features
5-layer Maple body in Jackpot White and Roulette Red Polyurethane finishes
Mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile
Features Gibson USA P-90T and P-90R pickups in the neck and bridge positions
Locktone tune-o-matic bridge with classic Epiphone trapeze tailpiece
Mini Grover machine heads with 14:1 tuning ratio
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