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What style of guitar would you call this?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by peteycaster, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. peteycaster

    peteycaster Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I bought this used a couple of years ago and have always wondered what to refer to it as. I have searched the net but can't f ind any info on it at all. It is made by J&D Luthiers and appears to be some sort of hybrid. Nice neck, plays well, bolt on neck, tobacco burst, nicely finished, bound f holes.

    Les Paul junior?
    Double cut?
    Semi hollow?

    I don't know what it is. Any ideas?

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  2. beanluc

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    A semihollow doublecut. I wouldn't say anything about Les Paul.
     
  3. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yep, kinda looks like a semi-hollow coupe guitar of some kind. A 339- rather than a 335-style body.
     
  4. Peegoo

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    It's sort of like the PRS Hollowbody II, except it probably has a center block like a Gibson ES-type.

    I'd call that a small-body semi hollow (or semi solid).
     
  5. That Cal Webway

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    Genetically modified 335ish
     
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  6. hemingway

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    Whatever it is, it looks pretty cool.
     
  7. teletimetx

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    Double cut is accurate; semi-hollow is accurate, assuming it has some sort of center block in there. You sure could call it a double cut semi-hollow.

    Les Paul Junior, nope - those are solid body, comes in both single cut and double cut. There are some Les Paul semi-hollows, but not as a Junior, AFAIK, I haven't seen any, yet.

    Of course, as soon as you make a pronouncement like that, someone will come up with an exception.
     
  8. Mr. St. Paul

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    This. It's a smaller-bodied 335-type. Looks nice, and a good deal of the fretboard clear of the body for a bolt-on neck.
     
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    Reminds me of a Gibson Midtown
     
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  10. Wally

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    On their website...the one I found...they do not have that exact guitar. They do have a solidbody shaped like that that they call the Duke Contemporary...bolt on neck. By their prices, I would hazard a guess that they are made in China or Indonesia???
    As for what was the inspiration??? Ultimately, I would have to say that the inspiration comes from the Gibson ES Thinlines, which were built in both hollow and semi-hollow body designs. As Gibson did with the 339s and PRS as well, it has been down-sized from the original guitars of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and maybe 90; this guitar is smaller....and it has its own shape that gives a nod to PRS, imho.
     
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    I would call it a “wanna well it?” LMAO!!
     
  12. rickthescot

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    How about Lee Paul senior?
     
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    Less Paul
     
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    Clearly based on the PRS Hollow body
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    But not nearly as good looking as the real thing.
     
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  15. Freeman Keller

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    Yes is is a double cutaway. The combination of ToM plus stop bar tells me that it has an internal block, either full length or partial, it doesn't matter. The sides of the body will be hollow, that makes it a semi hollow body. I think the term "semi solid" body is better applied to chambered guitars, but some would use it here.

    This is a semi hollow ES -335 style with the full length block and kerfed top and bottom pieces

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    Here is a semi hollow with a short block. I don't know if Gibson ever used this, some other manufacturers do

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    This is a hollow body ELECTRIC guitar (not an archtop). Think ES-5, 175 etc. The whole body is open but the top is fairly heavily braced and not intended to sound great acoustically. this particular guitar will have a floating bridge and tailpiece

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    This is an acoustic guitar that looks like an ES-175 but is designed for the top to vibrate and make sound. The bracing is similar to an archtop but this does not have a carved top (it also is not laminated like a 175)

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    This is a carved arched top - all I have pictures of is my mandolin, sorry


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    And this is a chambered solid body

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    So I would call yours a double cutaway semi hollow bodied electric guitar. And a nice one at that.
     
  16. EsquireOK

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    Does it have bent sides, or a carved out solid body?
     
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    Yamaha has had symmetric double cuts close to this for a long time, but this is pretty narrow compared to most, and not quite symmetric. Also note the PRS has more asymmetric horns than this one.
     
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  18. maggieo

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    Bingo. Looks a lot like the Ibanez artist John Scofield played in the 80s, too.
     
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    Some nice looking work!
     
  20. peteycaster

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    Thanks everyone for the input. Apologies for the late reply but the site seemed to be down yesterday arvo. Well I'm going with small bodied 339 style as it is more Les Paul sized. I was going to move this one on but it is starting to sound like it may be quite unique. To be honest it doesn't get a lot of playing time (too many others, you know the story) but it is nice to play.

    Would you move it on or keep it?
     
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