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Old 12-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Semi hallow decision

Hi,
I currently own a Gretsch 5122 semi hallow and am not content with the sound. I was thinking about buying a Gibson 335/347 but the price seems too high.
I saw four other semi hallows and was trying to decide which will be the best buy.
The guitars are;
1. Ibanez as100/200 $850
2. Yamaha as200 $600
3. Washburn hb36 $700
4. Cort sunset 1 $600

I was hoping someone can help me make a decision.

Thanks,
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Have you tried any Epiphones?

Casino - p90 pickups around $600
Sheraton - humbuckers for around $500

Those are their two most common semi-hollow models

Also, make sure to try out every guitar thoroughly before buying it! At first glance a guitar may seem great but play it for a few minutes and some flaws will start to show up
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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What style is it for?
What is your budget?
New or used?

I thought Gretsch have good sounds, but if its not what you are looking for, Gibson/Epiphone are great, but more info would be helpful
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless. Check out Peerless, they do sweet ones that are comparatively cheap.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Zev.Roth
Hi,
I currently own a Gretsch 5122 semi hallow and am not content with the sound. I was thinking about buying a Gibson 335/347 but the price seems too high.
I saw four other semi hallows and was trying to decide which will be the best buy.
The guitars are;
1. Ibanez as100/200 $850
2. Yamaha as200 $600
3. Washburn hb36 $700
4. Cort sunset 1 $600

I was hoping someone can help me make a decision.

Thanks,


What don't you like about the sound?
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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Forget all those, look into the PRS SE semi hollow. Awesome guitar and the Prs SE guitars are wicked for the price. Also I'm pretty sure this is the wrong forum !
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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What style is it for?
What is your budget?
New or used?

I thought Gretsch have good sounds, but if its not what you are looking for, Gibson/Epiphone are great, but more info would be helpful



My budget can reach $ 1,000. The Gretsch sounds a bit muffled. Not clear. I have played the Gibson 335 and it sounded sweeter and much easier to play.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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Have you tried any Epiphones?

Casino - p90 pickups around $600
Sheraton - humbuckers for around $500

Those are their two most common semi-hollow models

Also, make sure to try out every guitar thoroughly before buying it! At first glance a guitar may seem great but play it for a few minutes and some flaws will start to show up


I own a epiphone les Paul and always felt that it falls from the real thing. Would I get the same feeling with he semi hallow?
My problem is that I can't get my hands on all the guitars and thought of buying one one eBay. Is that an initial mistake?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:33 PM   #9
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What don't you like about the sound?


It seems not clear sort of muffled. While playing the Gibson 335 it felt and sounded different. Sort of sweeter.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless. Check out Peerless, they do sweet ones that are comparatively cheap.
(I quite like Peerless, in case that wasn't clear)



Thanks. Wil check it out. Seems that you really like peerless.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:48 PM   #11
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Forget all those, look into the PRS SE semi hollow. Awesome guitar and the Prs SE guitars are wicked for the price. Also I'm pretty sure this is the wrong forum !


Why is it he wrong forum? Which forum would be better?
Thanks for the insight on PRS.
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