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talk (& show ) us about slim body hollow/archtops that are not 335 type

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by brogh, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Raimonds

    Raimonds Tele-Meister

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    Dec 1, 2014
    Latvia
    You can always build something :) Here is my hollowbody arhctop, I built it because I dont like those big jazzboxes and wanted something smaller with hollow body. IMG_8943.jpg IMG_8951.jpg IMG_8961.jpg
     
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  2. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Don't forget the ES-Les Paul. Constructed like a 335, maple ply top, back, sides, maple center block. But with the smaller LP body.

     
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  3. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    Everybody is talking about semi-hollows. If you want a smaller version of the ES-175 then there is the ES-275. Great guitar, but expensive and since it came out in 2015 there arent many on the used marked.
     
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  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Some of the El Reys I posted are full hollow. But yeah, @brogh, you said 335 and hollow. I realize you're more interested in body size than anything else, but which is it? A 330 and a 335 look identical (nearly), but sound completely different.
     

  5. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Jan 21, 2016
    sub arctic
    Hofner Verithin (the German ones, although the Asian ones aren't too bad)

    There is a single-cut version too.

    Not common.
     
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  6. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

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    Just order a Heritage. You will be glad you did.

    People all the time talking about "I want a Gibson the way Gibson used to build Gibsons..."

    Those guitars are still made in Kalamazoo by the same folks that made the "Gibsons when they used to be Gibsons".

    And no, you can't have that one. That one is my 155 and it is EFFING spectacular.
     

  7. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Wow, that's pretty.
     

  8. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    I use a vintage es225. P90’s, thin hollow body. It’s a great guitar, but it is probably easier to find an es125, which is similar and a lot more common. 225’are a bit nicer though. I have pics, but Photobucket hosting isn’t working for me at the moment. I suspect that they want me to upgrade or something.
     

  9. jayyj

    jayyj Tele-Holic

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Manchester, UK
    I love semi and fully hollow guitars of any description...

    If you're looking at older instruments Gibson made lots of slim bodied fully hollow guitars. The first were the ES350T and Byrdland, both of which were only a few mm deeper than a 335 although huge in width, then the ES225 which was a 175 outline but 335 depth. By the end of the 60s the biggest selling fully hollow thinline was the ES125T, which came in non-cutaway, cutaway, single pickup and double pickup versions, and the 330 that lots of people have already mentioned. There have been a few other oddities over the years but those are the main ones.

    A personal favourite you don't see every day is the Epiphone Al Caiola. These were designed and built by Gibson from 1964-1969 and they had a 335 body shape with a 25.5" scale, fully hollow (no centreblock), no F holes and a different take on the varitone dial for switching. Definitely one of the coolest guitars of the era - they frustrate me in that they only ever seem to come up at a reasonable price when I don't have the money to spare, but I'll get one sooner or later.

    I also do like my Gretsches - I have a couple, a Clipper and a Rally both from the mid 60s. They're very different to my Gibsons not only in how they sound but in how they like to be played, so I tend to use them when I've struggled to come up with an idea on a Gibson and let them take me off in another direction.
     

  10. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Truetone Kay Speed Demon
    Still need a pickguard for it.

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  11. DougM

    DougM Tele-Meister

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    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Epi Wildkat, 339, LP ES, and Casino Coupe. All come in several colors, and the 339 with P90s or HBs. Also Fender (and Squier) 578536.jpg fender-starcaster-970-80.jpg J01792000001001-00-500x500.jpg Tele Thinline, Starcaster, and Coronado thDCWFKOET.jpg th0VDDYLTI.jpg vdug91ufndw2ry6rvdkz.jpg _c1063859_image_0.jpg 500730.jpg
     
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  12. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 24, 2011
    Colorado
    If you want a thin, fully-hollow guitar that's cheaply made, weird looking, weird sounding, and great, try a Danelectro Convertable.

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    I like Guild guitars a lot. The Guild Starfire III is thin-bodied and fully hollow. They're great guitars.

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  13. cnlbb

    cnlbb Tele-Holic

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    Jun 19, 2014
    United States
    These look like great guitars and I've been meaning to try one out sometime. Any thoughts?
     
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  14. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 24, 2011
    Colorado
    The quality control of Guilds is better than Gibson, the pickups less generic, they've got a bite and attack to them that might attract someone who hangs out on a telecaster forum. I don't have a Guild anymore, but I'm talking myself into getting one.
     
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  15. papa32203

    papa32203 Tele-Holic

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    Nov 4, 2011
    Surprise, AZ
    Reverend Club King 290: splits the S-H/335 and Tele worlds right down the middle.
     

  16. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Meister

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    Santa Cruz CA
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    I had a 335, my Taylor T3 is superior in every way. Made in the US, stunning workmanship, a neck with an ebony fingerboard that is to die for and spectacular tone. I have since put in a set of vintage style Alnico pups, a complete plug and play process that took about ten minutes.
     
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  17. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    I have a mid-90s Westerly, RI made Starfire 3 and Starfire IV. Really well made guitars that are out there for much less than comparable Gibsons.

    1998Starfire 3.jpg Starfire 4.jpg Of course you could always go the Gretsch route-

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  18. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Certainly you don't mean current production Guilds... The ones I've played, and the one I owned, were way below the quality of an Epiphone, let alone a Gibson.
     

  19. skantzos

    skantzos TDPRI Member

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    Apr 2, 2010
    Greece


    My ibanez awd 102 nt. Very well made, never understood why the microtuners behind the fixed bridge. Currently sporting a dimarzio bluesbucker (sorta hun cancelling p90) in the neck position.
     
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  20. DougM

    DougM Tele-Meister

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    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    There's also EKO, Rick, PRS, Reverend, Guild, Gretsch, and Supro.
     

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