#1
I'm looking for a decent semi-hollow/hollow body guitar. I want one to mod.

If I get one I will. Change the pickups to P90's or humbuckers and have a coil tap, then put/move the master volume knob closer to the pick ups so I can play and use the knob at the same time, like on a strat.

Anyone have ideas on a semi-hollow to do this on?

I was thinking maybe getting a used Epiphone DOT or something.
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#2
well you cant just put p90s into a humbucker guitar( unless you do the humbucker sized p90s which dont sound the same as regular ones), so first off you'll have to pick if you want p90s or humbuckers
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#3
go for the dot, it's epic.
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#4
Why don't you just get an Epiphone Casino?
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#6
For mods, go with the dot. Mine is unbelievable.
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#7
I don't think you can coil tap a P-90 pickup. A coil tapped humbucker equals a single coil P-90.
Take a look at the Gibson ES-135. P-100 pickups, semi-hollow construction, Possibly the cheapest Gibson archtop there is, plays with that great tone your looking for. Great flat neck with fat frets, has that Les Paul feel.
It was Guitar Player Mag.'s 2000 "Editors pick" guitar. I'd rather have my ES-135 than a Les Paul Standard any day.
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#8
the es-135 is also like 2k.... I wanna get a casino, but I can't find one used. I don't like getting new guitars I always have problems with them.
I found a bunch of epiphone dots but they just got humbuckers and I'm afraid they will sound just like my epiphone sg.
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#9
I would stay away from a true hollow body and go with a semi hollow. The feedback on a casino is out of control sometimes, and the sustain is much better on a semi hollow.

Go with the DOT
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#11
Redwood New York! Great guitar for an very fair price!
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#13
Will the epiphone DOT sound just like my epiphone SG though? Dont they have the same pickups?
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#14
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Will the epiphone DOT sound just like my epiphone SG though? Dont they have the same pickups?

just because they have the same pickups doesnt mean they sound the same. semi-hollows sound distinctly different from solid body guitars, even when both have humbuckers. now if you want p-90s because you like the sound of p-90s, then go for a semi-hollow that has them. like the casino, or some others.

but you cant coil split a p-90, it isnt possible. you could coil tap it, but most people mean split when they say tap. especially since tapping is a kinda extensive mod to the pickup.

EDIT: some casinos for sale in NY: http://instrument.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/music.cgi?cat=msg&itm=epiphone&fil=casino&state=NY&ps=&pe=&ys=&ye=&submit=+GO+
#15
Epiphone Wildkat.



It has P-90s and already has a master volume knob, in addition to a volume knob for each pickups as well as a master tone knob. Do it.
#16
Epiphone Wildkat.



It has P-90s and already has a master volume knob, in addition to a volume knob for each pickups as well as a master tone knob. Do it.


oh wow that pretty sweet. If i can't find a casino, i'll totally get that. Only thing i don't like about it is it only has one cutaway.But it has a Tremolo...
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#17
I'd suggest an Ibanez Artcore, just because I have one - the AS93. It's pretty awesome, I'm in the process of modifying it since I can't justify buying a second electric at this point in time. For what you want however, that Wildkat looks awesome.
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I'd suggest an Ibanez Artcore, just because I have one - the AS93. It's pretty awesome, I'm in the process of modifying it since I can't justify buying a second electric at this point in time. For what you want however, that Wildkat looks awesome.


Yea I'm looking at the Artcore too, a bunch of people have them for sale, which is a plus.
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#19
Epiphone Wildkat.



It has P-90s and already has a master volume knob, in addition to a volume knob for each pickups as well as a master tone knob. Do it.

What he said!!!

I have a Wildkat - It is one gorgeous little guitar. Totally different tone to a solid body (I also have a Les paul), and the P90s can go from fat warm tones to a nice bite with the right amount of gain.

If you get a chance to try one out you will fall in love with it, just like I did... and I didn't even want a semi-hollow!