Hollow and Semi-Hollowbody recommendations?

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  1. ognihs

    ognihs TDPRI Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to add a hollow or semi-hollowbody to my collection. I'm leaning to full hollow since i already have a couple of les pauls and would like something with more bass.

    My big concerns is neck profiles. I don't have many music stores near my home, so playing models is tough.

    Can you recommend any guitars/brands that use necks similar to the 60's slim taper found on les pauls? Ideally casino coupe or es-339 size, $1000 or less.

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Eastmans have pretty slim necks and are high quality bargains too!
     
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    You could also look at Ibanez AM93 or AM153 ( both semi-hollow )
     
  4. SamIV

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    IMG_2671.JPG I have been through quite a few semi-hollows, and I have settled on an older model Ibanez AS-83. Nice three piece slim taper neck. I do have a set of Gibson p94's in it though. Easiest playing of all my guitars for some reason. Not a very costly guitar either. Might not be the most popular model suggested. A little thinner than most of the semi-hollow's I have had so I don't mind the full size.
     
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  5. Jakeboy

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    Semi: Find a used Hamer Artist. P90s or buckers. I put filters in mine.

    Hollow: Find a used Hamer Newport. Simply outstanding.

    Better quality than GCS. Incredible craftsmanship and tone.

    Go to the Hamer Forum. Hamer's are the only guitars I'll buy sight unseen.

    The Hamer. I take carve is a bit beefier than a slim 60s, but incredible.

    I can guarantee you'll thank me. PM me for more info.
     
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    mefgames Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Check out the bay and reverb for a vintage Yamaha SA series. This is an SA 2100 and plays and sounds excellent, at a much lower cost than a Gibby or Heritage. IMG_2115.jpg
     
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    Do yourself a favor and check out the offerings from Godin guitars out of Canada. Top quality stuff there, eh? About all of the big online superstores sell them, some like Sweetwater have better inventory than others.
     
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    Another brand to look at is Hagstrom. They have some great semi and full hollow guitars although not as readily available. They are known for their thin neck profile.
     
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  9. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Gretsch. Love my Electro.
     
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    The ultimate hollow guitar, and my dream axe, is the Hofner very thin, bar none.
    Jazzy pickups ( no, really this time) completely hollow and only 1-1/4 " thick. Loveliest headstock,inlay ever, cool position makers in opossing wood colours. It will be mine one day.
     
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    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    I have a Godin Jazz. It is full hollow, no sound post, no block. Extreme level of craftsmanship. Very nice balance all around.
     
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    I had a fantastic Ibanez AS-153. I recommend that model! The JSM-10 is similar with a bit fatter neck.
    Kept it until I got my Gibson custom shop 335. The AS-153 felt better than some regular production Gibbs's :)
     
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    I'm very happy with my Epiphone Casino Coupe. Fully hollow, ES339 sized, 2 P90s & sweet playing. The neck is very nice to me but really it's so subjective it's hard to tell you much.

    Absolutely great guitar though.

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    I dig my reverend club king. I also just sold my Gretsch 5422 which was less expensive but very toneful. The Reverend was just more versatile because of the bass contour knob.
     
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    Those of those off shore DeAngelicos ar not bad either.
    Got to hear one in a live setting thru a Devilcat.
    It has it's own voice, not a Es 335.
     
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    jackal Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Ibanez, even the budget models are a great buy.
     
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    plus1 on the hofner verythin I have a 63 with a thin neck and great sounding pickups a very nice comfy guitar to play
     
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    Question. Would yours not be about first production run?
     
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