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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by imwjl, Jun 11, 2009.
Thanks to the Best Buy clearance sale I just got my first semi-hollow since the first old electric (a Teisco "Hi-Lo" semi-acoustic) I had as a kid. Really digging this guitar! Neck seems as solid as a steel beam, great action, stays in tune well, and sounds great clean or dirty. Very nice fretwork, very hard and slick fretboard ("resinator", a composite which looks and feels like ebony) and the neck back finish is very hard and slick. Also has a self-lubricating graphite nut.
Hagstom Viking MIC:
I got an insane deal on it because the output jack was loose inside, and one knob was missing: $250 + tax
That is BEAUTIFUL! What model is it?
Thanks. That's my Gibson Johnny A. Signature Model, which is built by the company's "Custom, Art, Historic" division. Took me years to find an example flamed just like this, and that also sounded as great as the best one I ever encountered (which was not flamed like that, and which I did not buy!).
The shape of it reminds me of the Vox HDC-77, which was recently rocked by Prince at the finale of the Billboard awards. Anyone else see that? Killer.
THAT Gibson is Killer. Holy smokes!!
Yeah, have checked those out at NAMM in the past, they're very cool...
Thanks, T-Bone, I love it!
Love the look of that Guyatone! Please tell me it plays and sounds just as nice.
Is it a semi or full hollow?
These are fairly hard to come by nowadays, no?
I bought the guitar recently to an old man who lives in a boat in the marina, he needed money for the booze i guess.
Its full hollow, , the luthier did an excelent work on this guitar. Cant wait to get home to try it with my full gear
Feels great, sounds great from my micro orange point of view
C'mon man, you don't have to patronize me by making up some romanticized origin story! Lol.
True story... Dont even tell you the price
I've been looking at a red one of these wondering is there at least a sound post under the bridge?
It's nice to see a lot of non-Gibson hollow/semi-hollow electrics get some praise here
Your guitar reminds me a bit about my own Aria Pro 2 TA model in Tobacco Sunburst. Mine is from 1990, set-neck, still completely stock and it sounds great, plays great and feels great as well; very solid feel to it. It's pretty heavy and sustains incredibly well, with a great resonance to it. Best guitar I've owned so far, that's including Gibsons. The build quality and feel actually remind me a lot about a brand new boutique build Yamaha SG-2000 I've owned a few years ago, only I like the Aria Pro 2 better in tone, more Les Paul Standard like and 'rounder' in tone + older wood.
If it sounds great unplugged (and thus plugged-in most of the time), then the name on the headstock doesn't care at all to me. I definately won't ever sell or trade my Aria Pro 2 ES-335 copy.
Has anybody crossed paths with this semi-hollowbody gem with bolt-on neck?
The ESP/LTD PS-1 at $349 street is probably close to the lowest priced yet quality electric semi out there. Of course there's the Fender Modern Player thinline tele and the Squier thinline tele that are both nice for the price, too and pretty good guitars.
New Wildkat Day
New Wildkat Day was actually some days ago now. I've been having a hell of alot of fun with it too. I had a little vibration from a loose wiring harness (easily resolved) which I will probably replace anyway. I might install a roller bridge at some point but I haven't had any issues yet. I'm more of a subtle warbler than a dive bomber, in any case.
Nice! My brother has the same model and it plays and sounds awesome.
Congratulations, Opend! I really enjoy my WildKat. Is the neck maple? Mine has a neck that's painted so I never thought about it and can't see the color.