#1
Seriously.
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#2
cuz they take more money to manufacture? like is this serious question or am i missing something... :S
#3
what i dont understand is how epiphone hollowbodies cost $200 and gibsons cost $2000. they dont feel all that different
#4
Gibson charges a lot for there name. Epiphone doesn't.
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#5
They cost a good amount more to make, it's alot harder to put 2 or 3 pieces of a body together than to take a chunk of wood, cut it, and screw a neck on it
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Construction is a lot more complicated when you have to route holes and carefully apply a top to it and make it snug, as opposed to cutting out a solid piece of wood (I can make a solid body. A hollow? Gimme a few days and a lot of wood to practice on)
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#8
it's because making a hollow body is like making an acoustic as in better woods and stuff count more so then solid body electrics....seriously this shouldn't even be a serious question do some research.
#9
yea. i went to the hollow body gibson factory. it takes like six months and hundreds of people to make one. its insane.
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#10
Basically the bracing on the inside has to be hand done. With the way wood is, it's very difficult to use one CnC design to get proper resonance and intonation, so a guy has to shape the interior bracing himself to get the sound right. It's more labor intensive than just cutting a body and throwing some pick-ups in.
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what i dont understand is how epiphone hollowbodies cost $200 and gibsons cost $2000. they dont feel all that different
That's one of the cheap Epis. The top Epi hollowbody guitars go for more than the Gibsons nowadays. Remember, before Gibson bought Epiphone, Epiphone were the market leaders for hollow and smei-hollow bodied guitars.
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yea. i went to the hollow body gibson factory. it takes like six months and hundreds of people to make one. its insane.

Damn, but ok, I get it. I thought it would be more based on the sound that an "open" (and I am using that word loosely) guitar would make is much more better than a "closed" (once again...) guitar.
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Damn, but ok, I get it. I thought it would be more based on the sound that an "open" (and I am using that word loosely) guitar would make is much more better than a "closed" (once again...) guitar.


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#14
its the most complicated kind of guitar you can build. in the world of lutherie, the archtop hollowbody you build shows the talent and precision of you craftmanshipl
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That's one of the cheap Epis. The top Epi hollowbody guitars go for more than the Gibsons nowadays. Remember, before Gibson bought Epiphone, Epiphone were the market leaders for hollow and smei-hollow bodied guitars.


Aye, and IMO they still kick the ass of most of Gibson's semihollows and hollowbodies.
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#16
There is a lot more wastage in terms of the wood that isn't used from the original blocks of mahogany and maple compared to a solid body requiring a far smaller block of wood that gets used fully. Also the building process tends to require more man hours, hence more cost in labour for the company, which in turn = more cost to the consumer. Some of the Epi's and Ibanez models for $299-$499 are quite interesting, but the quality varies much more to the not so great compared to the standard hollow bodies from companies like Hagstrom, Gretsch, or upper ended Epiphones such as the Sheraton or Casino models.

That's why they're more expensive.
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