Classic Electric Guitars

by Casiano World Class Guitars

A new line of guitars from Casiano inspired by the Les Paul and Stratocaster.

$790 raised

of $6,000 goal

13% Funded Campaign Suspended
Apr 29 2013


A new line of guitars inspired by the Les Paul and Stratocaster.

Please support us by clicking one of the yellow "Back This Project" buttons on the right. We need your help to make this a reality!

We’re proud to share with you our efforts to create a new line of beautiful, great sounding electric guitars. Throughout the process, we’ve kept quality number one and price number two.

All our models were designed and developed by our founder and lifelong musician, Norman Casiano, to achieve the best sound attainable using the highest quality parts on the market. Norman’s grandfather, a talented musician in his own right, first put a guitar in Norman’s hands when he was seven years old. Norman has been playing ever since. By the age of 15, Norman was a guitarist for a renowned international pop group from the 80s, and later played with several other artists.

As a professional musician, Norman saw firsthand how talented musicians were being limited by the tools they were using, all because they couldn’t afford the more expensive instruments that could enhance their performance. It’s from this frustration that the seed for Casiano World Class Guitars was planted over 15 years ago. We started working in earnest six months ago to make this dream a reality.

Now, after completing the designs, speaking with dozens of manufacturers, and carefully sourcing all the materials, we’re finally ready to start production of the first guitars: the LPS1 and STF1. The funds raised from this campaign will go toward the final tooling changes needed for manufacturing and will result in the very first batch of Casiano World Class Guitars.

The Casiano Difference

What distinguishes Casianos from other guitars? Right away, you’ll notice a large difference in price. Our LPS1 will retail for only $800 and is being offered during this campaign for only $700. A comparable Gibson Les Paul can cost \$2,400 to \$3,400 even though the materials are virtually the same.

Similarly, our STF1 will retail for only $750 and is being offered during this campaign for only $600. A comparable Fender Stratocaster can cost \$1200 to \$1600.

Price isn’t the only difference. For example, our STF1 is the first of its kind to be made with a set neck (i.e. the guitar is all one piece), which improves the sound quality. All other similar models have a bolt-on neck (i.e. the guitar is made in two pieces), which can result in undesirable vibrations.

One distinctive feature of our guitar models is the change in headstock. All Casiano guitars will have our trademark “C” cut into the headstock, making our guitars easy to distinguish.

We’re so confident in our guitars, we’re offering a 30-day money-back guarantee (see below).


Casiano guitars are built using only the industry’s highest quality materials and parts.

Below is a list of parts we will be using for you guitarist enthusiasts to review:

  • Woods used on the body: mahogany, maple, alder
  • Woods used on the neck: mahogany, maple
  • Woods used for the fingerboard: rosewood, maple, ebony
  • Mother-of-Pearl inlay blocks
  • Grover kidney key locking tuners
  • Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo
  • Alnico V and ceramic pickups
  • Single chrome metal pure nickel bound strings

Our Campaign

Our reason for turning to Crowd Supply was to get help in getting the dies cast to start production. You as our Backers can help us realize Norman’s dream. In return we offer you more then thanks. We offer you a chance to own a piece of history.

For this Campaign we are releasing Limited Edition versions of our LPS1 and STF1 models. Only twelve of each of these models will be made. These models will have a distinctive emblem embossed on the guitar to commemorate this event.

It is customary for manufacturers to keep the first model coming off the line for themselves. Not in this case. Not a single member of the administration will have what you have. We are confident these guitars will in the future be well sought out and increase greatly in value as collectables.

This campaign introduces the first two of 31 guitar models we have planned in our line, which will include electric, acoustic and classical guitars. All our guitars will be of the highest quality and affordable, developed with the same love and high quality materials.

So that’s our story and our appeal to you for helping us by becoming a founding member of Casiano World Class Guitars.

We wish to express our deepest appreciation for your support and pledges during this start-up phase of our company. We want you to know that Casiano World Class Guitars is not just about making guitars. We are about QUALITY. Quality in our products, Quality in our service and Quality in life.

We’ve dedicated ourselves to creating instruments made of the best materials and parts and making them affordable for all musicians. Casiano World Class Guitars. We want our name to say it all, because a name is only as good as the quality it represents.

30-day Money-back Guarantee

We are so confident in the quality of our guitars that any guitar ordered from this campaign comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Try us out and if you are not completely convinced that you have a world class guitar, simply ship back the guitar and other pledge items to us at Casiano World Class Guitars and receive a 100% refund on the cost of your pledged amount.

In order to qualify for your guarantee your guitar must be registered on our website within 30 days of it being shipped to you. Your trial period starts on the day it was shipped to you.

The Casiano 30-day money-back guarantee will be null and void under the following conditions:

  1. Guitar was not registered on our website at
  2. Guitar is damaged or shows signs of abuse*
  3. Guitar has noticeably been tampered with and unauthorized parts have been substituted for Approved Casiano Parts and Hardware.

Return your Guitar to:

Casiano World Class Guitars Inc.
102 Guadalupe
Laredo TX 78040

Thank you for joining us. We know you will be happy with your choice!

*Note if guitar was damaged in delivery or has faulty parts and hardware, this would fall under the terms and conditions of our Casiano Lifetime Limited Warranty.

The Clone Wars

Don’t get the wrong impression. Casiano World Class Guitars is not about cloning guitars. Our guitars are actually enhanced and improved versions of the world famous Gibson Les Paul Standard and the Fender Stratocaster American Standard. Through the years Gibson and Fender (both registered trademarks) have increased their prices considerably without adding giving much back in return.

Our guitars are made using only AAA-class wood (alder, ebony, mahogany, maple, rosewood) purchased from dedicated wood farms around the world to avoid infringements to the “Lacy Act” and to avoid endangering the environment.

Regarding the pickups, we are partnering with manufacturers to emulate the quality of Gibson’s ’57 and ‘59 humbuckers as well as Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio and EMG. The goal is to provide high sound quality without paying the inflated brand name prices. On the electronics assembling structure we go further than our counterparts, by doing all the wiring by hand. All guitars are inspected in detail by an expert before we package and ship it to you.

We are so confident on our product that every guitar is backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty and our 30-day money-back guarantee.

Premiums & Pledge Levels

Casiano T-shirt ($30)

Receive a t-shirt with the Casiano logo on the back and the Founding Member logo on the left breast.

Casiano Foot Pedal ($60)

Your choice of one Casiano foot pedal. Available in Chorus, Delay, and Distortion, plus the Casiano logo t-shirt.

Casiano Foot Pedal Set ($150)

Receive all three foot pedals (Chorus, Delay, and Distortion), plus the Casiano logo t-shirt.

Casiano 30W Amp ($250)

Receive one Casiano 30W Amp with 12" Celestion speaker, tube clipping simulation algorithm. Three-band vintage style EQ gives response of a tube guitar amp. Chorus, flanger, phaser, reverb, tremelo & delay built in effects. Plus, receive the Casiano logo t-shirt.

STF1 Limited Edition Guitar ($600)

Receive a STF1 limited edition founding members guitar in your choice of one of four styles, plus one Casiano logo t-shirt. Casiano hard shell guitar case included. Limited to the first 12 backers.

STF1 Features
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • Set neck construction
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dots & logo
  • Floyd Rose tremolo system with locking nut
  • Ceramic single coil pickups
  • Special founding members emblem
  • Black, Blue, Red or White colors

LPS1 Limited Edition Guitar ($700)

Receive a LPS1 limited edition founding members guitar in your choice of one of four styles, plus one Casiano logo t-shirt. Casiano hard shell guitar case included. Limited to the first 12 backers.

LPS1 Features
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • Set neck construction
  • Triple A maple arc top
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl blocks and logo inlays
  • Grover Kidney locking tuners
  • Alnico V pickups
  • Cherry Burst, Sun Burst, Black, White colors (as shown)

STF1 First Edition Guitar + 30W Amp ($800)

Receive a first edition SFT1 guitar and 30 Watt Amp with 12" Celestion speakers, plus a Casiano logo t-shirt. Casiano hard shell guitar case included.

LPS1 First Edition Guitar + 30W Amp ($900)

Receive a first edition SFT1 guitar and 30 Watt Amp with 12" Celestion speakers, plus a Casiano logo t-shirt. Casiano hard shell guitar case included.

Manufacturing Plan

We have one manufacturer of the guitars lined up and waiting for orders. They have been in business for 20 years and will be able to easily produce our first run of guitars. However, we also have connections at 19 other manufacturers in case something unforeseen comes up and we need to change manufacturers.

For this first batch of guitars, Norman will personally inspect every guitar before shipping them to the founding member. If there’s a delay for any reason, we will e-mail the founding member immediately.


Shipping is free within the US and Canada. For international shipping options, e-mail us your location and the pledge level you are interested in.

Risks & Challenges

The risks and challenges for manufacturing our guitars are similar to those of manufacturing any product. For example, there could be a natural disaster that slows production or causes a parts shortage, or there could be an equipment malfunction at the factory. In any case, we have backup manufacturers lined up, though this could introduce a delay.


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Casiano World Class Guitars

Classic guitars at affordable prices.

Norman Casiano

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Johnson

Vice President

Paul Johnson


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