Okay, Neil opened and closed tonight's webcast with an old Epiphone Casino; Mark played it at some point as well. Is this a new guitar for Neil? (Or is it Mark's? The new picture of Mark at the Crowded House website shows him playing the Casino.)
The Casino is closely associated with the Beatles--John, Paul, and George each had one, and Paul continues to play his in concert and in the studio to this day (it's all over his last album). Given Neil's clear fondness for Beatlesque sounds, it's not surprising that he would find the Casino appealing. But I've never seen him with one before, or heard it mentioned that he had one. Anyone know anything about it? This was pretty clearly a guitar from the sixties--the burst is more of an iced-tea than the tobacco sunburst associated with John's Casino that Epiphone still features today. Neil's guitar looks more like George's (although it has a different trem on it).