Don’t miss Epi fan and Americana phenom Aaron Lee Tasjan
on tour this summer in the U.S. and Canada with residencies at the House of Blues in Chicago, the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, Union Hall in Edmonton, Canada, and the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Tasjan is a lifelong Epiphone fan and used his Epiphone Casino
and his Masterbilt Century De Luxe
along with a plethora of guitars and keyboards on his latest album, Karma for Cheap.
Read our recent interview and visit Aaron’s website
for full tour info.
"I love it (the Masterbilt). Such a cool guitar. I wish I had that guitar when I was in high school. I used to do the big band thing,” Tasjan told Epiphone
. “I had a Guild Manhattan and put really heavy strings on it and that kind of did the job. But when you start playing Freddie Green or the gypsy stuff on the Masterbilt Century
, it’s the perfect guitar. And then you go to solo and you don’t even have to try because it’s got that giant body and that sound hole. It just speaks over everything. It’s really cool.
I also play a Casino
. Such a great guitar. And also have an Epiphone 335
. But the Casino
-- just the way that it’s built and the scale that it’s on and the way the neck feels to me- --is pretty perfect for my style. And then I also have a Epiphone three pickup SG—a Mary Ford and Les Paul vibe. I got that from the sound guy from Drivin’ and Cryin’. It sounds really great for slide."