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Hollow, how are you? (The Hollow & Semi-Hollow owners club)

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by imwjl, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. swampyankee

    swampyankee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    534
    Feb 5, 2015
    Southeastern MA
    Back in the 80's I had a 64ish Guild Starfire IV. Nice guitar, if not a little beat - one would call it road worn these days. I didn't know what I had and in a moment of financial need I put it on consignment at the local shop. Even before I left the guitar tech called his buddy over and said, "Hey look what just came in!" It was sold in a day or so.
    Should've kept it.
     
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  2. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

    Age:
    63
    372
    Sep 22, 2017
    36.395884, -78.710617
    I suspect I probably belong in this club too...

    Darth Vader's personal guitar, the AS73B-BKF (and thank you, Ibanez, for such intuitive model numbers) which is a semi and punches WAYYYYYYYYY above its weight.
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    And then I have a true hollowbody, an Epiphone reissue of the 1962 Sorrento. Much like the Ibanez, it plays and sounds miles better than dollars spent.
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    Then there is this one, a Heritage H155M. It is in a class totally unto itself. It's a semi with internal bracing made from Noah's Ark, Beethoven's first piano, Tiny Tim's crutch and they use unicorn hooves to make the glue that holds it all together. Maybe not. Hands down, it's the best guitar I have ever played.
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  3. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I always loved the sounds made by my favourite artists using semi-acoustics. So, when I started to learn to play guitar, I decided to add one to my collection - a new ES349 in 60s cherry with gold fittings and old-style humbuckers. Bit less unwieldy than the full-size versions but still great-sounding and versatile.
     
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  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Nice guitars! Even better descriptions :lol:
     

  5. swampyankee

    swampyankee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    534
    Feb 5, 2015
    Southeastern MA
    As much as I've enjoyed my Tele and other assorted solid bodies for the last 25 years, I'm beginning to think I'm really more of a semi-hollow man. I've been gigging with a Gretsch 3140 equipped with DeArmond 2k's, first as a backup to my Tele or Strat, and it's been edging the solid bodies out as my main axe.
    It just seems to do most everything I need, and brings me the most playing joy.
    My dad bought me a Harmony Rocket for my first electric guitar and I think I've gone full circle.
     

  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter


  7. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Holic

    800
    Aug 5, 2015
    Santa Cruz CA
    E5B921EB-5918-4EF6-AF62-873807E4E754.jpeg Traded in my Taylor semi hollowbody for this Gretsch G5620t.

    Simply stunning workmanship out of Korea, and a neck and fingerboard that are very sweet. And of course Yummy Gretsch tone
     

  8. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Holic

    800
    Aug 5, 2015
    Santa Cruz CA

    I must say, you have exceptionally good taste in guitars
     

  9. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Tele-Holic

    524
    Oct 22, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
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  10. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I'm sure I've posted some of these before, but not all. Four hollows, and a semi.

    The red one in front is a ES-275. 15" body, full hollow, all maple lam body, pinned rosewood / ABR bridge. It's a sweetheart.

    The two naturals are VOS '59 175 and 330. Gibson does such a good job with these...

    The 335 is probably my #1, if I were forced to choose.

    The 6120 is a Pro line Chet '59 model, but with filtertron-sized T-Armond dynasonics.

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  11. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Holic

    800
    Aug 5, 2015
    Santa Cruz CA

    Mmmmm, I’ll take that orange one in the middle.......I need a guitar with a mud switch.


    Btw, stunning collection.
     
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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
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    This is my hollow #1.
    It's a 2003 MIJ Gretsch 1959 Nashville Classic.
    I have never owned a better sounding electric guitar.
     

  13. DaphneBlue

    DaphneBlue Tele-Meister

    Age:
    31
    261
    Jul 22, 2017
    Switzerland
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    I had this little kitty but sold it for a jazzmaster

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    I'll never sell this one, though. 1967 Gretsch Clipper!
     

  14. Unionjack515

    Unionjack515 Tele-Meister

    453
    Jan 24, 2016
    Batavia, IL
    Gorgeous guitars—classic taste.
     
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  15. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Amazing flurry of activity on this thread!
     
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  16. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    419
    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    image.jpeg I guess I'm in the club too.
     

  17. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I didn't know anyone needed a mud switch! :) The electronics on that one are ... vintage correct. Let's leave it at that. And I'm too lazy to do anything about it.
     
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