Hi there,

I searched for an answer for the question below but did not quite found it. Perhaps it has been answered here before, so please bear with my repetition of it...

I have recently started a very good Beatles cover band and am now contemplating the purchase of the "right" guitar, because so far I have been making-do with my humble Squier Strat plus 6 string acoustic (yeah, shame on me, I know...)

Anyways, went today to a store to have my first hands on contact with a Rickenbacker 6 stringer, and found the guitar is kind of hard to find...I was told (among others by a salesperson at Toronto's LA Music) that Rickenbacker keeps delivery of their guitars at a ridiculously low rate, which I suspect helps to drive prices up. Indeed the store had none on the floor. Was also told that the instrument quality is much overrated. I know this is debatable and am not interested in discussing it here and now - my current question is another: I am now interested in discovering whether one can coax a credible impersonation of the Beatles 62-66 guitar sound from alternatives such as the Epiphone Casino or maybe one of the Gretsch semi-hollows. Any pointers will be much appreciated.
"I'm ready to sing to the world. If you back me up". (Lennon to his bandmates, in an inspired definition of what it's all about).