What Semi hollow do you play most often?

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  1. jwguitar

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    For those of you who play a semi hollow guitar what is the one you play most often. For me as of late, I have been playing my Hagstrom Viking. Post pictures or videos of your favorite semi hollow guitars….

     
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    I only own one semi:

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  3. srblue5

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    Epiphone Casino. One of my go-to instruments
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    My bass- playing duo buddy plays this ( Ibanez budget label) semi-hollow, and it looks and sounds fantastic!
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    * I've owned various Epi Dots/ Sheraton ( gone), so the closest I have is my Dano

    Edit: I'd probably dig a six string ( guitar) exactly like this!
     
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  5. johmica

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    The Casino is not a semi-hollow, right? I think it's fully hollow.

    Mine is my Sheraton, pictured below. I replaced all the hardware with nickel, replaced the pickups with Fralin Pure PAFs, and had RS put a vintage harness in it, level the frets, and give it a deluxe set-up.

    It's a treat to play, and without exaggeration, I feel blessed when I pick it up. It's a better guitar than I deserve.

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    I play my Ibanez AS93 the most, I also own a Gibson 235. I love the 235, but that Ibanez is just a great guitar. 20210130_135307.jpg
     
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    This is my 2008 Gretsch Anniversary. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with it until I got a BOSS EQ-200. I use the equalizer to roll off low frequencies. The individual volume controls rolled off treble faster than loudness and the mud switch was useless as a tone control unless the individual volume controls were full open. With low frequencies rolled off I get the clarity I want and rolling off the individual volumes doesn’t muddy things up. I can actually use the mud switch too. Annie is now a pretty good backup for vocals and very different from any of my other guitars.
     
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    That's a beauty! One guitar I've often admired but never owned is a Gretsch of any kind. I'd love to try that.
    The only semi-hollow I've ever owned is my Grote 335-style. It's a truly beautiful looking and playing guitar, and the stock pickups are (to me) surprisingly good. But having played Teles for so many years, and Strats and other small-ish solid bodies before them, the 335 size is almost "un-wieldy". I'm sure I will gig with it someday, because the "look" definitely has its applications. Here it is.
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Never touched one, but always loved the 'edge' you get from the offset vibe of a Starcaster.
    I bet I'd love one, if not too heavy!

    * what is scale length?
     
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    My 82 Ibanez AM50. The Gibson 339 before Gibson thought of the 339...;)

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    Guild X-170. It has a 1/2" thick sound post under the bridge connecting the top and back, so IMHO it (barely) qualifies as a "semi-hollow". Love this guitar, gig with it regularly.

    Not my guitar pictured but mine is a twin to this.
     
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    Hahaha

    Do these count? I play the single coils the least because I have 3 strats.

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    Lately, this one.
    It’s a 1981 MIJ Washburn HB-35.
    It’s got coil splittable DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups, and a cool string-through bridge assembly.
    It’s my current favorite of my four semi-hollow guitars.
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    Moi: Ibanez A73-L (lefty). Cheap guitar but it sounds good and never goes out of tune. Have had it 10+ years.

    I put a wood archtop-style bridge on it, and have it strung w George Benson 13 flatwounds.
     
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    Beauty. Kinda wish they had the natural in stock when I got my 'burst Starcaster. Also my first and only semi-hollowbody. Great variety of tones and a perfect-feeling neck and fretboard.
     
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    I have a love hate relationship with semi hollow bodies

    Ive had several single cuts that were in the classic rockabilly vein .....IMO the coolest looking guitars ever.....which IMO is by far the most important part of a guitar

    I’m just never satisfied playing them....lol

    I think my true North as a player is different than what I envision me playing on semi hollow bodies.....lol

    The ONLY one I sound real good on is a Telecaster Thinline
     
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    CE24. This was a totally unplanned purchase, but I fell in love with the satin maple neck immediately. It's got the same pickups as my 24-08 (85/15s), but it has a distinctively different sound. Brighter than most humbuckers, but fatter than most single coils.

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    My Thinline! The Bootstraps in it and the resonance of the body make it simply irresistible. 7CFD5DBC-D3F1-4AB1-91E0-028BBCC9A8C9.jpeg
     
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    Mine is a full hollow

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