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Lees than $500: 25 1/2" scale Hollowbodies

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Doug 54, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
  2. Bob Mc

    Bob Mc Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Mo'town NJ
    [​IMG]YES!!! The Samick factory in Korea made the Washburn Washington J9 I have and the Schecter Diamond Jazz Elite J6 (pictured) I just sold. They are now called Prestiges. The bridges are blocked (versus a full sized block like a ES335). Excellent build quality on both, the Schecters Duncan designed PUPs were better than the stock Washburn PUPs, and the Schecter had a stop TP, while the Washburn has a trap. I paid $399 shipped for the J6 and $175 shipped for the J9 minus tuners and bridge. I put a set of Phat Cats in the J9 and sold the J6 last month. Ridiculously good guitars that get overlooked for the thousands of Ibanez and Epis out there at the same price point (owned a few of each, and declare the J9 and J6 superior). If you are anywhere near either model, try it out. Both models languish unsold on ebay, CL, etc.., do not pay too much as there is little resale unless you find an educated consumer.
     
  3. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
    Bobby Mc,

    GLAD to see u have the same enthusiasm for 25 1/2" scale budget hollows!!

    Thanx for info.

    After playing my friend's Ibanez Articore that is 24 3/4" I thought, man, I would love
    to play as a responsive budget hollow but in 25 1/2".

    Any Rondo hollow users-- as posted in my link??

    tanx!
     
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  5. daddyopapa

    daddyopapa Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 27, 2005
    BC Canada
    Aria FA71. Great, well built guitar. $500 is the going used price. I had one and sold it to fund an amp.
     
  6. Do any of the cheaper (not made in Germany) Hofners qualify? I know they have some 25 1/2" scale guitars.
     
  7. Stefanovich

    Stefanovich Tele-Meister

    446
    Jan 27, 2010
    Kingston, Ontario
    +1 for the Aria. I love mine and paid about $350 used.
     
  8. randomhitz

    randomhitz Tele-Meister

    Age:
    69
    303
    Jan 29, 2008
    telluride
    Korean Hamer Echotone--great guitar with bad tuners but you can get them 2-300.
    Chinese made ones are 24 3/4.
     
  9. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Epiphone Emperors are cool.
    The Joe Pass Emperor has a shorter scale, I think, but the regular Emperor is 25.5"
     
  10. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
    "Do any of the cheaper (not made in Germany) Hofners qualify? I know they have some 25 1/2" scale guitars..."

    ANYTHING counts since 25 1/2'ers are harder to find!

    thanx
     
  11. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
  12. eddie knuckles

    eddie knuckles Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 11, 2008
    Worcester, MA
    Peavey JF-1 EXP

    [​IMG]

    I love this guitar! - portable enough to play on a kitchen stool unplugged, and sounds great into a tube amp stock. Low priced semi-hollow goodness.
     
  13. Chimp #6

    Chimp #6 Tele-Meister

    259
    Sep 10, 2005
    Southern California
    Korean Hamer Echotone
    +1

    I got mine used with upgraded tuners (Gotoh) and PU's (Seymour Duncan's, not the original Duncan Designed) for $250 out the door with a hard shell case at GC.
     
  14. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
    You guys are like me, not reading the thread title!

    looking for 25 1/2" scale hollows < $500.

    Hard to find unless you get in $$$ archtop territory!


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  15. krueger

    krueger Tele-Meister

    180
    Sep 7, 2011
    Sweden
    I think the Hagstrom HJ-800 is 25.5
     
  16. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
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