#1
Okay, so I'm a bluesy kinda guy, and I was looking into a hollow body for my next guitar, since I really, really love their nice, warm clean tone and their overdriven tones.

The only thing I don't like is their big size. It feels like I'm playing a bus, frankly. So what I'm thinking is that I should get a smaller bodied hollow body. I was looking at the Ibanez AJD91 and the PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow, and possibly a used Thinline Telecaster.

My price range is about $700 give or take a bit. I will have a Blackstar HT-5 Combo (I only play at home) before I get this guitar (which may be a while, I just like planning), so not really any worries about amp.

Any more suggestions?
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#2
i'm also after something like this, and my research so far has lead me to PRS being the number one choice. did have a look at ibanez's and the such and as much as i love ibanez solidbody's (got a GRG170DX myself, and love it) i've played a couple in a local shop and they just don't sound that good. PRS and Gretsch sound the best, but the Grestsch are just too big.
so yeh, PRS's would be what i would suggest to you.
#3
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#4
Schecter C1 E/A. They're discontinued, but searching around doesn't hurt. I have one and I love it. Very versatile with the piezo pickups, it just needs a good pup swap.



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#6
Quote by DotSick
Schecter C1 E/A. They're discontinued, but searching around doesn't hurt. I have one and I love it. Very versatile with the piezo pickups, it just needs a good pup swap.



That one looks interesting. I'll definately keep it in mind, if I can find.

EDIT: ^^^ To above, I already listed that Ibanez And for some reason it is insanely hard for my to find Michael Kellys in my town, so I don't know if the second one is an option.
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#10
PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow is a good idea, also Ibanez makes some thinline semi-hollows too I think.
#12
Quote by BenF1966
Epiphone wildkat or alleykat, or Gibson ES-339?

Those are pretty big
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#14
im not sure how much the smaller semi-hollows sound like the bigger ones, but they do sound more warm than solid bodies. i looked at a bunch of semis before getting mine (a michael kelly 335 style guitar) so ive got a couple ideas. i mostly did focus on bigger ones so i havent tried thinlines for example. i did try the prs se semi-hollow. like all prs se guitars there are good ones and bad ones. a good one will play pretty nicely and does sound warmer than their solid body ones. there was one other one i tried that was a similar shape and was ok, but i liked the PRS better (well, the nicer of the two prs's i tried was better anyway).
then my room mate has one of those mk hybrid specials. the thing is a very nice guitar, and one of the main reasons i got a mk as well. thing feels very nice and sounds great. my room mate complains that the wood knobs feel a little flimsy, but other than that he really likes the guitar. the regular hybrid is good as well, but only has one pickup and no piezo. the extra features of the special make it much more versitile and functional. try one out if you can, or at least listen to some demos.
#15
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look for the fender telecaster thinline ? it's awesome too


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#17
Quote by DotSick
Schecter C1 E/A. They're discontinued, but searching around doesn't hurt. I have one and I love it. Very versatile with the piezo pickups, it just needs a good pup swap.



this or a C/SH-1. they're both great and a normal size.

EDIT: + they both have splits, so you get a single coil tone
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#18
Quote by Darkflame
I want it anyways =D
but it'd be my 3rd humbucker guitar, I'm starting to want some single coils lol


I know how you feel, but the humbuckers arent really that strong, kind of like a midway between single and humbucker imo, but seriously i love that thing, it can play (mostly) anything
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#19
Quote by John5rules125
I know how you feel, but the humbuckers arent really that strong, kind of like a midway between single and humbucker imo, but seriously i love that thing, it can play (mostly) anything

my jaguar pickups are like that too =p
and my ibanez has a tap coil
(and my ibanez les paul has strong humbucks lol)

well yeah, i already got midway tones, i want a full single one =D i'll just mod the hell out of my yamaha pacifica i guess
#20
The Schecter C-1 E/A or Tele Thinline are the best choices. The SE Semi-Hollow body was completely uninspiring when I demoed it. Played it for 5 minutes and just wasn't inspired. various Epis and Ibanez semi-hollows feel and sound LOADS better, and are cheaper.
#21
The ES-339 and ES-359 are LP-sized. I really like the ES-359, except for the $3K price tag. And for slightly less, there's the Taylor T5, which is a fully hollow jazz box, but half the depth. It's comfortable, not at all like playing a bus. Also runs nearly $3K, though.
#23
That Ibanez up there and the Michael Kelly are gorgeous! I think that the Michael Kelly is going to be my next purchase this fall.
In my unbiased opinion, however, I would say that the Schecter is a good choice for a smaller hollowbody you're looking for.
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