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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. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    Gibson Midtown.

    Good night boys, it's been real.
     

  2. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    I'm sure he meant real Guilds. The old ones are pretty affordable.
     
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  3. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 24, 2011
    Colorado
    Maybe my experience is too limited to make the blanket judgment about quality control. The Guild I had would be about 20 years old now. My friend had a recent one that was great, but I haven't played more than one or two Guilds made after Cordoba took over. I would add that the QC on recent Gibsons I've played ain't pretty, and I've found Cordoba guitars to be great values and good quality. And with that, my knowledge is tapped. I'm disappointed to hear the recent ones are so poorly made.
     

  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    We may be talking about different things. Sorry if I misinterpreted. I don't want to go further on this, lest I derail the thread, which is not my intention. So nevermind.
     

  5. archtop_fjk

    archtop_fjk TDPRI Member

    67
    Aug 4, 2009
    Lebanon, NH
    IMG_2928.JPG I posted this guitar in another thread, but what the heck! My Gretch 6120N (2001). Thinline (1.75" side thickness) with a centerblock, pickups replaced with TV Jones Powertrons. It's orange but looks red in this picture.
     
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  6. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Meister

    404
    Mar 16, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    Eastwood Messenger, made in Korea, spruce top, mini hums, floating tailpiece. It's a unique tone different from any 335 type I've ever played.
    messenger.jpg
     
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  7. Unpossible

    Unpossible TDPRI Member

    46
    Mar 19, 2015
    Cal
    Loar makes a es 125t copy thats pretty nice and affordable.

    harmony H-45 ( no f holes, and flat top, but hollow) small and light.

    Danelectros

    Ibanez makes great affordable arch tops.

    Guild! Vintage or the new ones are nice.

    i would avoid the japanese ones from the 60's even though they look fun, as they usually need so much work to play well that you might as well start with something else.

    Godin.

    The Eastwood/Airline
     
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  8. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Hey Guys ! thanks to all for the replies, i need to get up to speed it was a busy week :) let me read trough all these great posts :)
     

  9. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Hey Moosie ! ;)

    i might rephrase this ... :p

    I had 2... a epi 335 and a 333, both were very nice guitars, but were not my thing, had a ibanez pm 35 and the 90's pm 120, and also an af 105, all were big .. not my thing ...
    i know what i'm not looking at ... a full bodied jazzbox, had a ibanez pm 35 and the 90's pm 120, and also an af 105, all were big .. not my thing ...

    I'm looking into slim things, but something different from a tele or a prs maybe something like a es 330 or around there, need to read the rest of the posts still :p
     

  10. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    OK thanks to all for the great advices i'm liking the

    275/330/midtown types, i might start form there but also look into eastman and loar but they're hard to come around here.

    Thanks to all for the advice !
     

  11. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Either I'm confused, or you are. I think you're saying you don't like 335s because they're too big. In other words, you don't like the body. Fair enough.

    But then you say you might like the 330. It's the same exact body, without a center block. Identical in every way (except for the internals and possibly tailpiece).

    I don't think you'll like the 330. If I recall, I only brought them up because of the impression I got from some of the posts that might lead one to think they sound similar. 330s and 335s sound completely different, despite sharing a body style.

    I think you still haven't clarified if you want full hollow or semi. Or did I miss it?
     
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  12. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    yes,that's right,and i'm looking for something hollow :)

    I might have explained my self badly, in fact i was looking at the 330 and as you said it's the same body, so that's off the chart.

    i like the idea of a thin body, but not of the size of a 335 if , but a telecaster thinline ,and i'dlike to have one.. it's not what i'll be looking at ...

    a " slim jazzy thing ? " yeah let's call it that :p
     

  13. ReaL Madras

    ReaL Madras Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 8, 2012
    Epiphone Casino Coupe?
     
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  14. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Epiphone Alleykats are cool, inexpensive guitars.
    They don’t make them anymore, but are not too hard to find on CL, Reverb , or Ebay.
    They usually hover between $250-350.
    Wildkats are nice too, but some people (like me) don’t like pickups/pots.
    They are both a nice size, and the Bigsby works well on the Wildkat.
    The sell for roughly the same price seconds hand.
     

  15. ReaL Madras

    ReaL Madras Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 8, 2012
    I have two Rickenbacker 330's which may fit the bill.
     

  16. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    We have a winner!

    Full hollow, and same size and shape as the ES-339. 14" wide body, as opposed to the 16" of the 335, 330, and regular Casino. For reference, a Les Paul is 13" wide.

    The only drawback, if it is one, is that it's P90s (like any self-respecting Casino), not humbuckers. On the plus side, they're only $500 US.


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    @brogh, I know that burst will haunt you... :D



    Crap, I think I want one now. I hate this place. o_O:lol:

    None of these are full hollow, but for reference, here are the body sizes, side by side. 13" Les Paul, 14.25" ES-339 (or Coupe), and 16" ES-335, ES-330, and full-size Casino.

    trio.jpg
     
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  17. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Slim hollow guitars don't get a lot smaller than a 335, although you might want to see how a guild t-100 fits you. I think the lower bout is a little narrower.
    For a really small body that's hollow, there are some short scale Chicago guitars with flat topped hollow bodies, like the Kay value leader or Harmony stratotone.
    Stratotones have a cool rock and roll sound, but the guild is twice the guitar in my opinion.

    IMG_20171111_124742.jpg
    Guild T-100D



    IMG_20171111_124826.jpg
    Harmony Stratotone
     

  18. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Holic

    985
    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Here is a nice slim Ibanez AGS 73 FM TKS
    Feels Good Sounds Good
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    Ibanez AM 73 T TRD
    Slim Looks Great could have better pups
    Looks like a 335 but smaller
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  19. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Thank sto all for the tips ! :) i'll be looking into these today .. now it's teletime :p

    :mad::D;)

    would be better with black pg and black pups .. let me get a screwdriver .. hold on LOL


    and who said that's a drawback ? :):D

    in fact i was kinda looking more for p-90 than humbuckers, size of the guitar looks about right, need to do some research and we'll see from there.

    Thanks to all again :)
     
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  20. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    thanks for the tip, i might look into this one although they're really hard to come by here

    i like ibanez guitars, i might look into the first one

    thanks !
     

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