Guitar fans everywhere should check out the new Guitar Aficionado which includes a 7-page color feature on the 12 Most Desirable Epiphone's including features on the first generation Masterbilt archtops, the Casino, the Exellente, and many more. Also, be sure to read our feature on the long and loud history of the Epiphone Casino and it's many fans including The Beatles, Tristen, The Kinks, Paul Weller, Radiohead, Gary Clark Jr., and many more. 

"I pretty much knew from day one that I needed a few things for my arsenal," Clark told Epiphone.com. "The Epiphone Casino is the one that always stood out. I'd always go out and pick one of those in a store when I would go Strait music or Ray Hennigs Heart of Texas Music down here in Austin. It always stood out but I never had the money to get one.

And then finally I scrapped up some change and got one and the Casino changed my life. I knew that was what I needed to have. I had my eyes on it before I even really got familiar with it. And it just kind of stuck. I'm good with that. It's cool to have a Blak & Blu guitar, do you know what I mean? To have the guitar I've always wanted and to be able to customize it--"what if it was this color?"--it's surreal to see it all happen." 

Look for the new issue on new stands in the coming week.