#1
hello everyone, im new to the forum and just had question, i am in love with the sound and look of the 50's Gibson Es-125, is there any other company guitar that has this classic look and can produce quality "bluesy" type of a sound for a little less money..

thanks for any help
#3
Epiphone and Ibanez Artcore are worth looking into. Quality hollowbodies for cheap.
Gretsches are also good, but they tend to be expensive, even their asian-made models, and they sound completely different to Gibson styles.
#6
I'm not sure of their overall quality but Tradition's copies get really high ratings on Harmony Central and they have been around for a while.

www.traditionguitars.com

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/brand/Tradition

Oh, I also see them going for cheap prices on eBay when they pop up...

http://instruments.shop.ebay.com/items/Electric__tradition?_catref=1&_dmpt=Guitar&_fln=1&_sacat=33034&_sc=1&_sop=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282
Always tin your strings.

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