#1
Call me crazy,
I got an Epiphone Casino a few years ago,
Its a lovely guitar,
And I need the neck adjusted,
But other then that, its very nice.
However,
I don't really like the neck on it,
and ive been considering replacing it with a maple neck.


It would be original, thats for sure.
What do you guys think?
Equipment

Gibson SG
Epiphone Casino
Fender Rumble 25 Bass Amp
Traynor DG30D
Art & Lutherie Folk Cedar Antique Burst
Fender Mustang Bass
Godin Freeway 4
#5
We meet again =O


If it's a bolt on neck (more then likely not, because all gibsons are glued, so I assume Epi's are too) then you can do it, but otherwise, you're gonna have to switch out the finger board which is more of a hassle then you'd think. And Maple fingerboards on an epi...don't o_o
#10
Price won't be an issue,
As long as its less then a new Fender Tele,
I'm up for it.
Equipment

Gibson SG
Epiphone Casino
Fender Rumble 25 Bass Amp
Traynor DG30D
Art & Lutherie Folk Cedar Antique Burst
Fender Mustang Bass
Godin Freeway 4
#12
500?
Thats not bad,
And Im good friends with a few people who do this kind of thing,
Equipment

Gibson SG
Epiphone Casino
Fender Rumble 25 Bass Amp
Traynor DG30D
Art & Lutherie Folk Cedar Antique Burst
Fender Mustang Bass
Godin Freeway 4
#13
well, if you have some money to throw around, you could possibly invest in a new custom one? your specs, colour, and preferences...


or you could give some to me...


/brokedness
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Shwiggity.
#14
you're looking at the prospect of someone literally having to cut out the old neck and replace it with a new one, which wouldn't be a huge deal on a solid body, but on a hollow like a casino, you have to find someone who really knows what they are doing, so make sure you trust the person who you hand it over to. also, you still haven't quite told us why you don't like the current neck, is it the size? feel? sound? make sure replacing it is really what will solve the problem before you do so, theres probably a much easier (and cheaper) way to make it more to your liking.
#15
Epiphone did make a bolt-on sem-hollow body a while back, if you'd like to just go that route. It would be a lot easier. I don't remember the exact name of the guitar, I just saw a few off eBay a bit ago though.
#16
I grew up using Fender guitars,
I had a Tele,
And a strat for a bit,

Its all just preference,
I'm so used to that kind of neck.
I can hardly stand using anything else,

And +,
This thing is already customized as hell,
Its my main guitar for sure.
Equipment

Gibson SG
Epiphone Casino
Fender Rumble 25 Bass Amp
Traynor DG30D
Art & Lutherie Folk Cedar Antique Burst
Fender Mustang Bass
Godin Freeway 4
#17
so essentially you want to put a fender style maple neck on it? i understand now, not sure how that would work, but talk to the people you know and see what they can quote you, like i said, its possible, but difficult.
#18
Quote by Dinkycars
500?
Thats not bad,
And Im good friends with a few people who do this kind of thing,

for 500 you could have a MIM Fender Tele....I would rather do that than mess up the Casino.

And I doubt your friends work with guitars. Working with wood is not the same thing as workin' on guitars- I guarantee you that it will not look good.
#19
Quote by forsaknazrael
And I doubt your friends work with guitars. Working with wood is not the same thing as workin' on guitars- I guarantee you that it will not look good.


ouch, a bit harsh aren't we? constructive criticism and advice is great, but thats just a bit much man.

like i said, just make sure replacing the neck is actually going to improve the playability on your side, if its the feel of maple you like then go for it, if it's the size/shape/thickness/heel shape that you like better, you might be better off modifying the existing neck without replacing it. i'd say unless your friend is a pro luthier (which is a term kind of loosely applied these days) ask them what their plan of action would be and run it by a luthier or the people on this forum. you don't want to rush into it and end up with an unplayable guitar.