Limited Edition Elitist Dwight Yoakam "Dwight Trash" Casino Outfit! Dwight Yoakam's combination of Bakersfield country and Mersey Beat pop brought rockers to country and honky tonk to pop music with smash hits like "Guitars, Cadillacs," "Fast As You," "Little Sister," and "Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose." Dwight broke out of the incredible Los Angeles country punk scene in the early 80s with a dash of Buck Owens, a dash of Beatles, and a whole new attitude that shook up country and rock and roll. And his influence still resonates today. We've known all along that Dwight was a big fan of the Epiphone Casino. So together, in collaboration with Dwight and Epiphone's design team, we bring you a Casino that is just like Dwight's music, a breakthrough combination of a familiar tune with a whole new groove, the Limited Edition Elitist Dwight Yoakam "Dwight Trash" Casino Outfit.
Guitars, Cadillacs, and Casinos! Dwight Yoakam fans know the Kentucky native is a serious rhythm guitar player as well as a hit singer, songwriter, and actor. Yoakam's classic cover of Johnny Horton's "Honky Tonk Man" featured an acoustic guitar solo--not something you hear everyday! Since then, Dwight has been known to turn up the volume on stage, often using Casinos in his live act and in the studio. Now, thanks to Dwight's incredible attention to detail and quality, and through special arrangement with Epiphone Japan, the Limited Edition Elitist Dwight Yoakam "Dwight Trash" Casino Outfit gives longtime Casino fans some new and startlingly original features while keeping the Casino's legendary sound just as you remember it.
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 Rosewood fingerboard features parallelograms with Yoakam's trademark "Snake Eyes" dice inlay on the 12th fret. A 1.68" nut width gives proper string spacing for comfort and tuning stability.
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 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 will have 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 each 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. And to top it off, the "Dwight Trash" features Mini-Grover™ 14:1 ratio tuners. Totally cool. 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 P90R Dogear pickup in the neck position and a Gibson USA P90T Dogear in the bridge position. The tone and volume controls are classic vintage style with gold metal inserts with pointers and the 3-way Switchcraft™ toggle is set up for rhythm, lead, and both pickups.
Honky Tonk Style: Along with superior 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, thin black/white/black binding on the top, and double gold sparkle binding on the body and neck. The Jackpot White also features all gold finishing on the pickups, tailpiece, and toggle switch. The Roulette Red is a deep, cherry-like red with beautiful hints of maple grain showing through the finish with all Nickel hardware, pickups and Mini-Grover 14:1 tuners.
Classic Epiphone Hardware with a Twist: The "Dwight Trash" features our standard gold Tune-o-matic™ bridge with a classic Epiphone tailpiece.The pickguard for the Jackpot White is gold ABS with inlaid "snake eyes" dice while the Roulette Red is a 3-layer pickguard (white/black/white) ABS with inlaid "Snake Eyes" Dice.
Epiphone Guarantee: Only 250 Limited Edition Elitist Dwight Yoakam "Dwight Trash" Casino Outfits will be made of each color and each will include an Epiphone hard case and a signed certificate by Dwight Yoakam. And of course, as with all Epiphones, each "Dwight Trash" comes with Gibsonís 24/7/365 limited lifetime guarantee. Get your Limited Edition Elitist Dwight Yoakam "Dwight Trash" Casino Outfit while you can!
||5-ply Laminated Maple
||5-ply Laminated Maple
||Glued-In, Set Neck
||Body = 5 layer; Gold Sparkle/White/Black/White/Black, Neck = 4 layer; Gold Sparkle/White/Black/White
||Rosewood, Parallelograms with "Snake Eyes" dice inlay on 12th fret
||Jackpot White - Gold, Roulette Red = Nickel
||Mini-Grover™ 14:1 Ratio
||Gibson USA P-90R
||Gibson USA P-90T
||Vintage-style Gold metal inserts with pointers
||3-way Switchcraft™ toggle
||Beveled Reverse Firebird™ headstock, "Dwight Yoakam" signature on back of headstock, Epiphone "Elitist" logo on back of headstock,
|Truss Rod Cover:
||2-ply (Black/White); Traditional Firebird™ shape, "Epiphone Dwight Trash" in silver silkscreen
||Jackpot White = Gold ABS with inlaid "Snake Eyes" Dice, Roulette Red = 3-layer (White/Black/White) ABS with inlaid "Snake Eyes" Dice, Roulette Red = 3-layer
||Jackpot White, Roulette Red
||Elitist Hard Case, Hand-Signed certificate and binder
||Epiphone Limited Lifetime
2-Volume & 2-Tone Controls, 3-Way Switchcraft™ Toggle
Traditional Casino Trapeze Tailpiece
Tune-o-matic Bridge, Gibson USA P-90T Pickup
Gold ABS pickguard, Inlaid "Snake Eyes" Dice
Gibson USA P-90R Pickup
2-ply Traditional Shaped Firebird™ Truss Rod Cover with "Dwight Trash" in Silver Silkscreen
"Dwight Yoakam" Signature Silkscreen, Mini-Grover™ 14:1 Ratio Machine Heads
Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity and Binder
Elitist Hard Case Included