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.
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.