#1
I'm looking to buy a decent semi hollow electric, and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for a guitar, preferably under $300 ($200-250 would be the best). I just need as good of a guitar as I can get for that much. Thanks
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#2
Epiphone makes the best semi-hollows IMO.

But ESP makes a damn good one too, surprisingly.
#3
I was looking at the DOT models, probably the studio, but i was wondering if there were any other good ones out there. Are they pretty easy to get flipped?
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#5
I played an absolutely incredible Epi Dot the other day a GuitarCenter. Was only 349.95, which is a bit past your price range, but an extra fifty seems like it's worth it to me.
#7
I can indeed. Musician's Friend has the DOTs for like 299.99 i think. I'm not entirely sure.
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#8
Also, would a DOT be good for jazz? And how much do you think would be reasonable for a setup and flip?
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#9
I'm in love with the Ibanez AJD91, there's one at E-bay, bids at 250$ atm
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#10
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Also, would a DOT be good for jazz? And how much do you think would be reasonable for a setup and flip?

Well, Andy Summers uses an ES335 for jazz, and it sounds really nice, so it can do it defo. I'm guessing it'll be fairly decent to flip over (if you mean it like that, which you obviously do in retrospect after looking at your username ), because its symetrical, but you'll still have the volume and tone controls.

Or you could just buy a left handed one I guess.
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#11
If you are willing to go used, a Gretsch G5120 is an absolutely amazing semi-hollow for the price. New it goes for about $700, but a quick eBay search revealed some going for around $400, and some going for even less.

Here are two links:

One

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If you can find one in your price range, snatch it!
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#12
Check daddy's...

but yes Dots are the ****.
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#13
If you are willing to go used, a Gretsch G5120 is an absolutely amazing semi-hollow for the price. New it goes for about $700, but a quick eBay search revealed some going for around $400, and some going for even less.

Here are two links:

One

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If you can find one in your price range, snatch it!
Do they come left handed, cause I think a Bigsby arm and a single cutway would he annoying for him. He could get away with a Gretsch G5122 I suppose, but yeah.
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#14
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Do they come left handed, cause I think a Bigsby arm and a single cutway would he annoying for him. He could get away with a Gretsch G5122 I suppose, but yeah.


I don't think they make left-handed versions of Electromatic models. Sorry.
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#15
Yeah i would love for there to be a better selection of guitars for lefties, but i guess i'll just deal with flipping one for now. Those Gretsch's are really nice though...
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#16
Ok guys, I just found a Dot (not studio) at a music store near here for about $270, and they're gonna throw in the new nut and setup for free. So i'm pretty sure that's the way i'm going, unless there's a better deal and I see it before Friday. Thanks for the input
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#17
other than epi dots, ibanez artcores are worth looking into. cant really think of much else in that price range. especially since used leftys are harder to come by. but do try the artcore series, i liked those a lot.
#18
i'm about to trade my Brian Moore i9 for a Gretsch G5122, those guitars are simply amazing, friggin' amazing. Something about Epiphones i'm not a real big fan of (quality), but then again i've never played the dot but i have heard good things about it.
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#21
I was looking at the DOT models, probably the studio, but i was wondering if there were any other good ones out there.

I have got an Epiphone Dot, and it is really good and very reliable. If I were you, I wouldn't get the studio. I'd say it is worth the extra money to get the dot instead of the studio. Oh just a little bit of advice, the dot's input jack may fall in and with it being a hollow body, it is much harder to get out than from a solid, so just make sure to tighten it a little every now and then.
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#22
I actually bought a dot deluxe, for less than the price of a dot studio so it's all good. I pick it up sometime tonight or in the next few days (it's getting set up and flipped, new nut, etc). It has a flamed maple top, gold hardware, and grover tuners, and it plays awesome.
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#24
Played a Verythin, preferred the semihollow in my signature but both were top class.
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#25
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Oh God no please don't get an Epiphone semi... they're so clumsy to play. Fat neck, fat body and poor finish. Get a Hofner verythin!


Already bought it :P I'm used to playing and Epi LP so the neck isn't an issue, and the body isn't bad. only marginally wider than said LP. As for the finish, there's nothing wrong with it that i can see, I'll post pics in a sec

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#26
So I have a question that I don't think deserves to have a whole new thread made about it. Instead of flipping the nut, the guy at the music store just filled the half of the nut that needed to be smaller and filed out the half that needed to be bigger. The only problem is that whatever he used to fill the nut with (looks like some sort of epoxy or resin or something) is making the strings hang up when I tune, and the guitar won't stay in tune now. Is there anything I can do without going back in and getting a new nut? Thanks
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#27
if you paid for a new nut, take it back and make them do it right. if they filled it with something that is making your tuning unstable, i would get it fixed.
#28
Well I took it in and they said it was the filler settling, but I had them order a graphite nut (only 8 bucks and they'll do a free installation) anyways. It's better now that I tightened the tuners too.
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