Looking for that magic hollow-body (or semi)

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by jd1655, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Mrsamlki

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    Ibanez has artcore semi hollowbody's and full hollowbody's. Same with epiphone. U good get a hollowbody and semi hollowbody for under $1000.
     
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  3. telequacktastic

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    to the OP, I think your post shows you are already on the right track. The key is looking and playing lots of different guitars until you find that special guitar that is magical. Epiphone and Ibanez is where I'd start, and don't play just one. Never get in a hurry until you find that magical one; then and ONLY then do you get in a big hurry to pay for it before someone else buys it out from under you. IMO good luck!!!
     
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    I'm very fond of my recently acquired Samick 335 copy. It plays really well and has a good variety of sounds inside it.
     

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    Washburn HB15 or 30 series are amazing values and can be had dirt cheap...Someone mentioned Guilds and they are easily the most underated American maker out there (yes that had some pains when Fender took over)...I'd also recommend Hagstrom and IMHO probably the best value in the hollow/semi world today...Eastman..they would push your price range but build quality, fit, and finish is off the chart for the money..
     
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    Del Pickup, i've recently acquired a Samick Artist series too, mine is more a 336 copy and 95/96 I think. How old is yours and what did you pay (if you don't mind me asking?) I blew £400 on mine, but I love it.
     
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    Ibanez Artcore AFS80T! Fully hollow. Thinline. Single-cut. Racing stripes. I have held the metallic green AFS80T, and it is a beautiful piece of gear!
     
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    A kay Archtop, set up well, will do the trick just fine. You can find them going from $100-$200 depending on the condition.



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    This guys' is a little noisy, and they can be, but a little work on the electronics goes a long way.
     
  11. Zounds Perspex

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    I'm buying a Gibson ES-333 tomorrow.
    Duncan Phat Cat P-90s, grover tuners, aftermarket pickguard. $800.
    it's sort of an under-the-radar model, but deals are out there.
     
  12. Del Pickup

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    Mine definitely isn't as small as a 336 body although it may not be exactly the same as a 335. It's big enough for me.

    I don't know how old it is but I'd guess somewhere around mid - late 90's.

    I can smile to myself when I tell you I got this for NZ$250!! Not sure what the exchange rate is right now but it certainly wasn't the equivalent of 400 pounds! For once, maybe I got myself a bargain.................
     
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    Good work Del, maybe I paid too much, but it does get played alot!
     
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    briefly thought about this thread playing the new 333 today!

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    I've loved my Epi Sorrento semi hollow for over 15 years,

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    think she is fully evolved now and she will likely be with me all the way to the end:cool: My modded electromatic G5129 aint too bad either.
     
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    My 359 has the grit of an LP, But can also twang close to a tele. Extremely versatile.
     

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    Crap- missed the "below a grand" portion...
     
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    Peavey now makes a hollow body (semi, anyway) with 2 HB's that is supposed to be very well made and great sounding. I have not yet played one, but I have several Peavey guitars, and they are unbelievable quality.

    mark
     
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    Ibanez AF-85

    Best Hollowbody I have ever played. period. Looks sweet too.
     
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    I think the Gretsch 5120 is a nice guitar,nice beefy neck, 12" radius, but it needs a different bridge (Compton) to replace the Rattle-O-Matic that comes stock. Some people like to replace the Gretschbuckers with Filtertrons or TV Jones Classics, but that depends on your taste. I like the Gretschbuckers. Well under $1k even with the mods.
     
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