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I do not own a hollowbody/semi-hollowbody 119 26.10%
I plan to own a hollowbody 196 42.98%
I own a hollowbody/semi-hollowbody 141 30.92%
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:44 PM   #241
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Anyone own a Gretsch G5122 and doesn't just play... rockabilly or country?

I played a G5120, which I know is like the same thing but with a single cutaway, but I played it at GC through an amp without any of my amp settings or pedals so the distortion I played it on really sucked ass.

So I'm curious to know how the distorted tones are out of it... I know it's not a Br00t4Lz heavy metal guitar, I'm just curious.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:31 AM   #242
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Anyone own a Gretsch G5122 and doesn't just play... rockabilly or country?

I played a G5120, which I know is like the same thing but with a single cutaway, but I played it at GC through an amp without any of my amp settings or pedals so the distortion I played it on really sucked ass.

So I'm curious to know how the distorted tones are out of it... I know it's not a Br00t4Lz heavy metal guitar, I'm just curious.

Well I have a 5129 and a Pro Jet. The Dynasonic single coils on the 5129 sound great through distortion. As do the mini-humbuckers on my Pro Jet. The 5120 has Gretsch 'Buckers (full size humbuckers). I can only assume that they do a great distortion as well. But I could be wrong.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:53 AM   #243
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I turned 18 last month. I plan to have one of these before I'm 20.

What does UG think of that guitar? Vintage Fender Starcaster.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:11 AM   #244
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:31 AM   #245
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Anyone own a Gretsch G5122 and doesn't just play... rockabilly or country?

I played a G5120, which I know is like the same thing but with a single cutaway, but I played it at GC through an amp without any of my amp settings or pedals so the distortion I played it on really sucked ass.

So I'm curious to know how the distorted tones are out of it... I know it's not a Br00t4Lz heavy metal guitar, I'm just curious.


I have a 5120 and will never play a lick of rockabilly or country. For the first year I loved how it played, but hated the tone. I was going to replace the pickups, but bought a 60's strat instead. However, after only playing the strat for months, I've come to really appreciate the Gretsch again.

Overdriven, it's nice and thick. I personally like its overdriven tone more than that of strats. I've never taken it to metal tones and don't think I ever will care to, but I can tell you that it gets nice, fat, and thick. I really have begun to appreciate its cleans now, too.

If you plan to get a 5120, I have several recommendations: change the Bigsby licensed spring to an actual Bigsby spring, replace the tune-o-matic with a Gretsch bar bridge, and get the output jack properly secured and fastened.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:24 AM   #246
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So, I'm looking to buy a hollow body guitar eventually, but right now I'm spending my money one new speakers, but I need some help. I would love to have a seven string hollow body, and I've only found a few, all of which where really expensive, well over a thousand dollars. Also I'd like to have a bigsby style bridge, but can't find one for a seven stringed instrument. lastly, I've heard rumors of Bigsby's causing tuning problems, is this true, and is their a way to fix it, or a similiar style bridge that doesn't have the same problem?
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #247
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:21 AM   #248
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I turned 18 last month. I plan to have one of these before I'm 20.

What does UG think of that guitar? Vintage Fender Starcaster.


Yes, yes, yes and much, much, much, much more yes. If I could find one of those I'd probably sell my strat for it.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:14 PM   #249
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I turned 18 last month. I plan to have one of these before I'm 20.

What does UG think of that guitar? Vintage Fender Starcaster.


Ive wanted a fender coronado for soooooo long and that kindof reminds me of it
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:06 PM   #250
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How much easier is it to achieve feedback with a hollowbody and semihollow than a solidbody?
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:16 PM   #251
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How much easier is it to achieve feedback with a hollowbody and semihollow than a solidbody?


Quite a lot easier. I prefer it personally, I can get feedback on demand, but I'm also able to control it pretty well and I don't get it when I don't want it. This is with a semi-hollow, I've never played a hollowbody through an amp.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:27 PM   #252
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Quite a lot easier. I prefer it personally, I can get feedback on demand, but I'm also able to control it pretty well and I don't get it when I don't want it. This is with a semi-hollow, I've never played a hollowbody through an amp.

Great to know.. I love the sound of feedback but I've never played a semi-hollow or hollowbody. I Will definitely consider one now. Anybody with a hollowbody want to chime in?
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:39 PM   #253
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So, my guitar teacher got a new guitar: A 1960 ES-125TC. Thought you guys might enjoy the two pics I managed to snag;

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/...pg?t=1283045922

And the back;

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/...pg?t=1283045923
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:02 PM   #254
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How much easier is it to achieve feedback with a hollowbody and semihollow than a solidbody?


For a semi-hollow, it all depends on the guitar. For most I've tried, it's about the same as a solid body. But a fully hollowbody is a different story, and feedback is a constant threat and challenge.

I have a Carvin and Indie (Rick clone) semi-hollows, and feedback isn't really an issue with either one. I also have a Taylor T5 and a jazz box, and with these, well, you just don't play real loud and NEVER wander on-axis to your speakers.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:01 AM   #255
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Hi guys, complete NooB here. I hope I'm not breaking the rules posting on an old thread but this one seemed appropriate for my question.

I got burgled about 6 months ago and my Yamaha Pacifica got stolen. A PITA but I had rarely played it over the last 8 years or so (due to having a young familly) but was just starting to try and learn again, hence it wasn't hidden out of site as it used to be.
Anyway, I'm just about in the position to buy myself a new guitar and saw a Epiphone Casino in the local store which I loved. I've been doing some research on Epiphones, Casinos and various other semi-acoustics before I buy and I keep seeing that with a full hollow body there can be problems with feedback.
I would like to be able to go and join in with jam sessions (one day, if I can ever get good enough) I have been told about held in a local bar which would obviously be amped up.
The question is (at last): Is the problem bad enough that it would prevent me from trying to play "amped up" until I can learn to control feedback or is it only a prolem at very high volumes?

(Sorry for the long post)

PS, Do you guys think the Epiphone Casino is a good guitar to try and learn on? After this long away (and I was only just starting to learn before hand anyway) it will be like starting from scratch.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:57 AM   #256
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Thanks for the info obeythepenguin.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #257
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Hi,

I recently bought a gretsch G5120. I am running through a Blackstar HT-60 Stage and I been getting really bad feedback. So far I've tried turning down the gain, moving around the room, and using a noise suppressor. I know hollowbody guitars feedback alot easier than solidbody guitars. But it to be an excessive amount of feedback. Could it be that the guitar and the amp are mismatched? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:55 PM   #258
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #259
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Hey UG, I needed some help finding a fairly good sounding hollow body jazz guitar, that I could buy for my schools jazz band. A lot of the music being played is latin jazz and sambas, with some slight variations. All music is playing through a solid state Marshalle amp (Sorry... don't know the model :P). Budget would be anywhere up to $500 USD.

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:09 AM   #260
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You could do worse than an Ibanez Artcore or Epiphone Dot. I've seen used Gretsch Electromatics on sale for that price.

I recently found Orphan #3 at Indie Guitars, and it's about $500, as I recall.
http://www.indieguitars.ca/index-2.cfm?Title=orphanage

Been thinking about snagging it or one of their other hollowbodies- the full-priced ones run about $600-700, as I recall.

http://www.musiclandcentral.com/indie-guitars.html
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