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Is there a hollowbody elec that has specs I like?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by rad1, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. jayyj

    jayyj Tele-Holic

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Manchester, UK
    Where Gibson are concerned although the 50s and 60s slim taper are the more common 335 neck profiles there are alternative - If you want a C shape that isn't as meaty as the 50s profile the '63 and '64 reissues have it. The original '63 to '65 Gibsons are my favourite 335s and it's largely down to that neck profile, and the reissues have the profile down pretty well.

    I'm a big fan of the later Matsumoku 335s (my avatar is an Electra branded one) but the ones I've played are more like the 60s slim taper, quite shallow and D like.
     

  2. farmcaster

    farmcaster TDPRI Member

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    20
    Sep 19, 2005
    Clevelandish
    Perhaps the Univox has decent factory pickups, but I assure you: The pickups in the Aria TAs are junk. I put a set of DiMarzio PAF pros in one of mine (no mods) & it smokes! Also worth mentioning, aside from a bridge block, the Aria is fully hollow. The varitone switch or whatever is essentially useless as well.
     

  3. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    782
    Jan 21, 2016
    sub arctic
    ES-339, which I think is a Epi casino coupe but with a stop tail and HBs, the Epi 339 neck is different than the Gibson (at least the Gibson I owned).

    My only criticism of the Epi 339 is the wiring components can be a little iffy and I wish the frets were just a hair taller.
     

  4. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX

  5. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO

  6. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Meister

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    Aug 5, 2015
    Santa Cruz CA
    Wow! I saw those a couple years ago, love the looks of them. Unfortunately I forgot to list one spec...$. These beautiful guitars are out of my price range currently.


    I have been looking at those, on line, but I have never played one
     

  7. jklotz

    jklotz Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    I believe it's been discontinued, but if you can find a nice Gretsch Panther, I think you'd be really happy with it. My buddy Tony plays one and loves it. The specs seem like they are right up your alley:

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  8. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

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    57
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    Surprised nobody has mentioned the Epi 335 Pro.
    I returned mine because I just couldn't get used to the thin neck.
    12" board radius, thin neck, not D shaped meaning the shoulders are not full and wide. Medium jumbo frets too, but I prefer jumbo or extra jumbo.
    Really a decent guitar overall.
     

  9. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    Those are, indeed, great. I especially like the "iced tea" color.
     
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