#1
yeah you might have guessed it, im going back to blues(i started like my first 5 months with nothing but) and im getting a guitar for christmas, i was gonna get a new amp, but for the mean time im fine with my amp(rocktron one)

whats a good hollow or semi hollow for blues and country for like dirt cheap, i dont wanna make my parents spend like over 450(less would be great)

or if my amp really is that bad, suggest a good one with a new cheap pickup swap?(my pickups squeal like hell)

im gonna be playing blues, country, funk, jazz, and classic rock on this, no br00tz

i was looking at an epiphone wildkat, and an epiphone riviera p93, thoughts?

IMPORTANTEDIT: can a sterling by musicman ax20 do blues pretty decent? along with other genres?
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#2
epiphone dots are great for the price and for blues too !


as for a new amp, do you prefer tube or SS, will you be gigging, etc ?
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#3
If you can find one used, try to get a Gretsch G5120. It is an amazing guitar for the price.
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#4
My cort source should be getting here today. Only cost me 220 with no shipping off ebay, and I've only heard good things about cort. Besides that, you could look at dots, used casinos/sheratons, the artcore stuff, jay tursers, and xtones. I would say just watch craigslist. Semi-hollows seem to pop up for decent prices fairly regularly, at least in my area.

I recently was in the same position as you, so I should still have some links around, let me find them..

Edit:

Hmm, looks like the cheap ones of everything on ebay have been snatched up. Keep looking though, and you should find some eventually. Also, around the holidays craigslist should get a lot busier.

I did find the jay turser I was talking about, though.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110457853122
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#5
yeah i dont think i can go used on this one, its for christmas, adn my parents hate craigslist to begin with.

as for amp i would like tube, probably will not be giging anytime soo(college next year)
but a good ss would be fine i guess.

and cl sucks in my area anyways, just people trying to sell "gibson epiphone studio les pauls"

im pretty meh about jay turser since i own one now and its given me a shitton of problems, pickup squeal, voulme pots breaking, jack fell out, i could go on
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#6
Get an Ibanez Artcore. For the price, you can not beat the quality of their semi-hollows/full-hollows. I don't really like Ibanez solid body guitars at all, too metal and jagged looking to me. But their hollows/chambered guitars are absolutely amazing. And their cheap!

I would steer away from the Epiphone Dots, I worked on a lot of them and never liked them I would go as far to say they wouldn't last. But if you want that look of the ES-335 I guess you could go for it. I found their a pain to adjust though. Strung one up with .011's (for that blues sound!) and it was hell trying to intonate it.

Or get a strat. :3

EDIT: Get a Hot Rod Deluxe!
#7
My guitar teacher plays a PRS Hollowbody. I don't know the exact model but it looks like a custom 22/24.
#8
hows a sterling by musicman ax20 or ax40 for a wide variety of genres?
yeha i know its not hollow at all, but i love it, and im gonna go play it soon
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#9
If used is even a remote option, I'd suggest an Epiphone Sheraton II.

If you have to go new, find an Ibanez Artcore within budget. They're nice guitars, for the most part.
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#10
I recently purchased an Epiphone Wildkat.... so what I am about to say is extremely biased but...
EPIPHONE WILDKAT!!!!

There. Said I was biased.
Seriously, give this baby a try. Those P90 pickups are sweet, body is gorgeous and plenty of tone. I was looking for something to play the same kind of stuff you are looking at.
#11
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#12
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My guitar teacher plays a PRS Hollowbody. I don't know the exact model but it looks like a custom 22/24.

His budget is $450, not $3,000.

You really can't go wrong with any of the Epiphone hollowbodies.
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