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Chris_Parker 06-26-2008 03:52 AM

The Hollowbody/Semi-hollowbody Love Thread
 
Who loves the hollowbodies on UG?

The group made for this is pretty weak, so I'm starting a thread, just like the RG owners, etc..

If you have one, plan to buy one, look at them, or like them at all in any way, post here.

This'll be a place for questions, answers, trials, and tribulations encountered with hollowbodies and/or semi-hollowbodies.



Can't control feedback? Need recommendations for certain guitars?

Post here!


EDIT:

"Weak" as in there aren't a ton of members, and I'm trying to rally us all together.

imgooley 06-26-2008 03:53 AM

hey...

I made a thread...

and the group...

Chris_Parker 06-26-2008 03:54 AM

Did you? The search didn't bring it up, that's why I posted this.


EDIT:

I own an full hollowbody Ibanez Artcore AF75 in Transparent Red Sunburst. It's awesome, and I play it all the time.

jgodin3333 06-26-2008 03:57 AM

epiphone casino vs. epiphone dot?
ive heard mixed opinions, what do you guys think...?

imgooley 06-26-2008 03:59 AM

The original
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...ighlight=hollow

Quote:
Originally Posted by jgodin3333
epiphone casino vs. epiphone dot?
ive heard mixed opinions, what do you guys think...?

The Casino is a full hollow with P-90's so it feeds back like a son of a bitch. The Sheraton II is the cream of the crop as far as Epi's go.

Chris_Parker 06-26-2008 04:02 AM

I think the dot is good in that it resists feedback more, but it's also fairly cheap.

Josh Homme has one, and uses it in Queens of the Stone Age, like in Lullabies to Paralyze.

The only thing that makes me not like the Casino is that Epiphone pitches it as "the Beatles' guitar", and I'm not a fan of the Beatles.

I have seen some damn beautiful Casinos, though, like in a creamy light blue.


EDIT:

Well, that thread is more of a group promotion thread, this is more of a thread-thread, if that makes sense, as it's not directly tied to any groups.

jgodin3333 06-26-2008 04:07 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_Parker
I think the dot is good in that it resists feedback more, but it's also fairly cheap.

Josh Homme has one, and uses it in Queens of the Stone Age, like in Lullabies to Paralyze.

The only thing that makes me not like the Casino is that Epiphone pitches it as "the Beatles' guitar", and I'm not a fan of the Beatles.

I have seen some damn beautiful Casinos, though, like in a creamy light blue.


yeah that kinda brings it down cuz everyone just associates it with the beatles..

Quote:
Originally Posted by imgooly
The Casino is a full hollow with P-90's so it feeds back like a son of a bitch. The Sheraton II is the cream of the crop as far as Epi's go.


i was looking into the sheraton when my friend told me about hownice they were, the only bummer is i really like the classic red look of the es335s.

imgooley 06-26-2008 04:16 AM

^True. I'm more of an Ebony finish man, myself.

The Dot is a very good guitar, especially after a pup swap. It won't sustain as much as a Sheraton, because the sustain block is lighter, but it is still a very good guitar. As far as feedback, it won't do as much as many people think, because of the fact that it is a semi-hollow as opposed to a full hollow, and it has humbuckers as opposed to singles.

Another guitar to look at is the Ibanez AS series.

Chris_Parker 06-26-2008 04:18 AM

I personally like the black/ebony 335s, as well as the black Memphis 335s.

The Sheratons are nice though. I just haven't seen a color I liked from the ads I've seen.

imgooley 06-26-2008 04:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_Parker
I personally like the black/ebony 335s, as well as the black Memphis 335s.

The Sheratons are nice though. I just haven't seen a color I liked from the ads I've seen.

http://images.google.com/url?q=http...7UyNRRtxDquFjDg

no?

jgodin3333 06-26-2008 04:25 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by imgooley
^True. I'm more of an Ebony finish man, myself.

The Dot is a very good guitar, especially after a pup swap. It won't sustain as much as a Sheraton, because the sustain block is lighter, but it is still a very good guitar. As far as feedback, it won't do as much as many people think, because of the fact that it is a semi-hollow as opposed to a full hollow, and it has humbuckers as opposed to singles.

Another guitar to look at is the Ibanez AS series.


yeah one of my friends has one of the ibanez's and he loves it. ive never played it though.

kind of off topic i saw on your profile that you go to UCI, im gunna be a senior next year in mission viejo and my parents want me to go to UCI how do you like it...?

imgooley 06-26-2008 04:41 AM

^Well, to be truthful, I'm transferring back up to Sacramento due to money issues. It is a good school, however. If you live in Mission Viejo, you should be golden, though. The campus is beautiful and the people are nice. Not exactly a party school, though. It is also known as "The University of Chinese Immigrants" because of the high asian population.

Chris_Parker 06-26-2008 04:50 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by imgooley


I should've been more specific, the thing I don't like with the Sheratons are the pickguards. It looks like a plastic emulation of plywood to me for some reason.

I'm a huge Gretsch guy, though.

On the cheaper end of their line-up, I really like the G5122 Electromatic in red, as well as most of the colors on the G5120.

jgodin3333 06-26-2008 01:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by imgooley
^Well, to be truthful, I'm transferring back up to Sacramento due to money issues. It is a good school, however. If you live in Mission Viejo, you should be golden, though. The campus is beautiful and the people are nice. Not exactly a party school, though. It is also known as "The University of Chinese Immigrants" because of the high asian population.

alright thanks man... hahaha ive heard about the many asians.

tito5877 06-26-2008 01:42 PM

I was just interview and I talked about my semi here:


http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/...-herd/#comments

jgodin3333 06-26-2008 01:42 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_Parker
I'm a huge Gretsch guy, though.

On the cheaper end of their line-up, I really like the G5122 Electromatic in red, as well as most of the colors on the G5120.

yeah gretsch makes some ****in good looking guitars, ive been looking into the synchromatic archtop as a new acoustic or a g5120 or g5122

imgooley 06-26-2008 02:29 PM

^5122=secks

MrFlibble 06-26-2008 03:32 PM

I've got an Epiphone Dot Studio. It's alright, but the pickups arne't quite right for me and Dots are too much of a pain to upgrade for me to use it much. It's mostly used as a 'quiet acoustic'.

Still, I want to get a hollow Telecaster with two P-90s, a hollow Strat with two humbuckers (both these guitars would have F-holes - F-holes on Strats and Telese are awesome!), and my Les Paul is heavily chambered anyway and almost sounds like a semi-hollowbody.

Gizzard101 06-26-2008 04:04 PM

Don't have one but I plan on owning one soon. I've been looking around but can't really find one that is right for me. I want an Indie rock type sound and I tried out a blue Ibanez Artcore Series the other day and it sounded pretty nice. Anyone know of any other hollowbodies within the $500ish range with a great Indie rock sound?

thewho65 06-26-2008 04:40 PM

If I ever get one, probably a Grestch Electromatic or an Epiphone Casino.


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