#1
He's been searching for ages, so I've decided to make this to help him. He wants to spend under £200, and I think he's fine with second hand, and really under £150 would be excellent.

He likes the cherry burst ones (they do look very nice) so anyway, post your ideas for what he could get here?

Thanks,
Gear:

Vintage VS6 (Wine Red)

Marshall VS100 Valvestate head with 4x12 angled cab

Squier Strat (Fiesta Red) 90's, Korean
#2
you mean hollow body?
look at the squier telecaster thinline
#3
A semi for under £200? Been looking long has he? Not surprising. You might find a Westfield or some odd cheapo brand but you'll be lucky to find anything playable at that price, even on ebay. They just cost so much more to make than a solid.
£300 will get an Ellis Hollow Mantis. A mate of mine had one and he is delighted with it. It looks and plays like the PRS its almost modeled on. Vintage brand Semis start at around £425 list so about £325 in the shops.
Even the Squier Tele Thinline is around £250 and would benefit from a pair of pups for another 50 quid.
I pick up my guitar and play
Just like Yesterday

T C Ellis Series 2 LP w/Skatterbrane Quiescence pups
Cort EVL-K6
Yamaha RGX211 modded
H&S Electric 12-string
Shaftsbury Ricki 4001
'84 Fender Yale
Roland Cube 15x

#4
Epiphone Dot Studio on Gak for £195
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/epiphone-dot-studio/12007

Haven't tried the studio myself, but own the standard and absolutely love it.
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