#1
So, I recently was given a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp from my father's friend as a late birthday present. This thing is amazing but I don't have my own guitar to play it through so I'm using my father's Epiphone Dot. I have about $600-$700 to spend on a nice guitar. I prefer semi hollows or hollow bodies. The tone I'm looking for is hard to explain, I use a blues driver and slightly turn up the gain, it's at like 8 o'clock, just for bit of distortion and it doesn't sound half bad through the dot. I also play a little bit of slide.

You guys wanna help me out? =P
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Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
Last edited by Nolanrox at Aug 2, 2010,
#2
have a look at an epiphone casino or sheraton II, or you could look at a prs se custom hollow, or you could look at a gretsch G5120 or G5122
#3
Quote by britishsligean
have a look at an epiphone casino or sheraton II, or you could look at a prs se custom hollow, or you could look at a gretsch G5120 or G5122

I'm digging the Casino a lot. I might have to go try one out soon.

Any other suggestions?
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Bass rig:
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Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#4
You can probably get an Ibanez Artcore for about that. My AF75TDG was $800 with a case so you can probably pick up something similar.
#5
I found this:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AF95-Electric-Guitar?sku=512558

I think it looks gorgeous. Most of the complaints are the pickguard, but I'm going to be taking that off anyway. I'm a huge Ibanez fan boy so this is at the top of my list right now. =P
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#6
If you're okay with vintage stuff, check out Heritage guitars. They made some awesome bluesboxes back in the day, at what was once Gibson's factory (don't know the whole back story). They can be a little pricey sometimes but if you look around you might get lucky. Here's an example: http://cgi.ebay.com/Heritage-H-537-hollowbody-vintage-orange-case-NR-/230506184793?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar&hash=item35ab3d4059
Epiphone Dot
DIY Esquire w/Neovin Power Rock pickup
Vox AC30VR 212
Arion MTE-1 (LED clipping diodes added)
Vox Tonelab LE
Roland SDE1000 delay

Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#7
Thinline tele?
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#8
Quote by MortifiedLizard
If you're okay with vintage stuff, check out Heritage guitars. They made some awesome bluesboxes back in the day, at what was once Gibson's factory (don't know the whole back story). They can be a little pricey sometimes but if you look around you might get lucky. Here's an example: http://cgi.ebay.com/Heritage-H-537-hollowbody-vintage-orange-case-NR-/230506184793?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar&hash=item35ab3d4059


For some reason, the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this was CCR. I have no idea why. xD
But it definitely looks nice, I'll keep looking for Heritage guitars. =]
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#9
Id pick a sheraton over a casino if your looking at an epi hollow body and gretsch are incredibly cool but dont forgot to consider a strat because they do blues very well and at lower end of the market solid bodies as always going to be better quality.
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#10
I'm a sucker for Hollow bodies though. This may sound kinda tacky but my biggest inspiration is B.B. King (Even though Lucille is a semi). My dad used to listen to him a lot when I was growing up so I started listening to a lot of B.B. King. His collaboration album with Eric Clapton really inspired me to start playing.
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#12
Hahaha, I've played a Lucille and I love the feel of it. I just don't see myself buying one in the future.

Also, is that the one you have?
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
Last edited by Nolanrox at Aug 2, 2010,
#15
Quote by philipk
nobody mentioned ibanez which makes affordable hollow bodies

Actually, in an earlier post, I linked an Ibanez hollow-body that I love. =P

Quote by obeythepenguin
I'd highly recommend the Gretsch G5120 -- it was between that or a Gibson ES-335 for me, and I easily preferred the Gretsch's fatter neck. (Still saving for the Gibson, of course, since no one said I could only have one. )

One recommendation: whatever you get, put on a decent set of 12's or higher gauge immediately. The stock 11's on the Gretsch are just enough for it to play correctly, and I've already snapped the high E without trying. If you don't get finger lacerations, they're not heavy enough.


I've had bad experiences with Gretsch products. Their drums, basses and guitars. I also don't really want a Bigsby on my guitar either. =\
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
Last edited by Nolanrox at Aug 2, 2010,
#16
I'm pretty sure Lucille's a solidbody, no?
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Vox Tonelab LE
Roland SDE1000 delay

Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#17
Quote by MortifiedLizard
I'm pretty sure Lucille's a solidbody, no?

I think they are too.
But I've seen one with an F-hole.
So, I dunno.
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Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#19
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Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
Last edited by Nolanrox at Aug 2, 2010,
#20
Quote by MortifiedLizard
I'm pretty sure Lucille's a solidbody, no?


It's a semi-hollow with no f-holes.
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#21
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Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#22
Check out the Epiphone "Kat" series... I have a Wildkat, which has P90s or if you prefer humbuckers, there is the Alleykat.

Gorgeous body, fat tone and a sweet little Bigsby tremolo.
#23
Like I said in a previous post, I don't want a Bigsby =P
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#24
Quote by Nolanrox
Hahaha, I've played a Lucille and I love the feel of it. I just don't see myself buying one in the future.

Also, is that the one you have?


This is mine VVV


http://epiphone.com/BBUPCLOSE/bbspecs.html

BTW it is a semi-hollow

That's a view through the backside plastic cover (not mine)


You'll be missing a great guitar for that style of music you wanna play, IMO
#25
It definitely looks like a nice guitar. But right now I'm set on the ART95.
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#26
I recently got a hollow body and im not liking it very much. I only use it for its acoustic-ness. A strat would be great, but a Thin-line Tele would be good.
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#27
Try out some Strats which are bang on your price range, especially the Classic Player 50's/60's which are Custom Shop designed range. If you're going to play the blues, you'll be silly to overlook Strats, especially with your Deluxe Reverb available.
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#28
I'll definitely look at strats too.
My dream is to own an Eric Clapton Strat. =P
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Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#29
I know you are looking at Semi-Hollows, but +1 on the Stratocaster. They do blues better than any other guitar in my opinion.
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#30
Hmm.
Can you guys link me to a few strats that you would recommend?
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Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#31
For that price, American Special will do fine, maybe a used '80s MIJ or newer MIA.
Epiphone Dot
DIY Esquire w/Neovin Power Rock pickup
Vox AC30VR 212
Arion MTE-1 (LED clipping diodes added)
Vox Tonelab LE
Roland SDE1000 delay

Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#32
Hmm...
I'll try to see if I can find something nice at Guitar Center or Craigslist.
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#34
I personally love my Xavier XV900, its a es335 with split coil switches and is sounds looks and feels amazing ^_^

http://store.guitarfetish.com/xvsehoflmaal.html

Its not a big named as ibanez and so on but for the money its a very well made guitar. Mines in Cherry Sunburst with an amazing flame top. Let me know if u want more pics or w/e of mine. I can also do audio but im not sure where to host it and i use a GNX4 so tube amp recording is out of the question unless ur ok with sim amps lol.
#36
Quote by Nolanrox
I found this:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AF95-Electric-Guitar?sku=512558

I think it looks gorgeous. Most of the complaints are the pickguard, but I'm going to be taking that off anyway. I'm a huge Ibanez fan boy so this is at the top of my list right now. =P


Great looking guitar... good taste.
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MXR Super Badass -->
BOSS SD WAZA -->
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MXR M300 REVERB -->
TC ELECTRONIC FLASHBACK
ESP EC 401 VF TSB -->
BOSS KATANA HEAD 100 WATT -->
MILF Tease
#37
Think seriously about avoiding full hollowbodies for any sort of loud use - they feed back like crazy and not in a good way. It's fine if you're playing them at orchestra levels for jazz, but at typical band volumes with that deluxe you may very well have problems. That's why most blues was played either solidbodies, or the Gibson style semi-hollows.
GMW hot-rod telecaster
GMW soloist
PRS Custom 24
The Illegal Les Paul
CAE 3+SE
Soldano SM-100R
Splawn 4x12

“Life is on the wire…the rest is just waiting” - Papa Wallenda
Substitute the stage for the wire, and he's got it.
Last edited by Even Bigger D at Aug 3, 2010,