#1
I have been looking a while to buy a decent hollow or semi hollow guitar. I've considered casinos, emperors (joe pass edition), gretches... what do you think is the best for the price range of $400-700?
#2
Hagstrom Viking? Epi dot? There is an Ibanez art somethingorother with might be worth considering too.
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#5
Quote by the_wassel
My dad owns a Casino. I cannot tell you how tempted I am to steal it.


Haha. The Casino looks promising. I am willing to pay more money tho, so anything worth it?
#6
I really recommend the Sheraton, Dot and Casino from Epiphone. Very nice guitars.


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#7
I really really like the Epiphone ES-175. It's a great all around guitar.

Pretty good for $499.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-ES175-Reissue-Electric-Guitar?sku=517414

And a demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Ds3pCYXic
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#9
Quote by daneboyzzz
I think casino or sheraton would be nice. The only diff ive noticed between the two are the pickups. What do you guys think would sound better, P90s or humbuckers?

And btw this casino finish is amazing :P
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The Sheraton will take overdrive/distortion better than the Casino because it's only semi hollow. The Casino will give more chiming, woody clean sounds. I prefer P-90s because of their "halfway between a single-coil and humbucker" sound, which is why I stuck a pair of them in my Sheraton.
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I really really like the Epiphone ES-175. It's a great all around guitar.

Pretty good for $499.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-ES175-Reissue-Electric-Guitar?sku=517414

And a demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Ds3pCYXic

You should maybe consider this too, depending on what type of music you plan on playing with it.


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#10
I love bluesy rock. I dont like twang. Ive listened to some videos of the Casino and its bridge pickup sounds way too twangy for me. Id like a guitar that can handle enough distortion to give that nice bluesy soul tone.
#13
Ibanez Artcore is a good mid range hollowbody, I have to agree with all the Epiphone suggestions too, any of them would be a good choice, I'm partial to the Alleycat myself.

I think if you can scrape together a couple hundred $ more though, the Gretsch Electromatic Hollow and Semi-hollows are hands down the best bang for your buck.

Good luck.
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#14
Prs SE custom Hollowbody looks the shit and sounds nice for bluesy very little twang going on at all. Im English so im not entirely certain you could get one in the price range but I seem to remember other SE are around $600 so you should be good.

http://www.prsguitars.com/secustomsh/index.php

EDIT: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-SE-Custom-SemiHollow-Electric-Guitar?sku=514461
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#15
I have a couple. For the price, I like the Ibanez Artcore line.

$200 to $250 can get you a $700 'used' hollow body. They are usually in good shape as hollow bodies mostly bought and played by adults rather than sticky fingered teens.

$400 can get you a 'new' decent model Artcore that will also play nicely when unplugged.
#16
not sure they are still making them, but michael kelly makes some nice hollow bodies. thats what i ended up with when in a similar situation. love mine. gretsch and hagstrom were my next choices. i like the ibanez artcores and the various epi guitars, but the other brands seemed to be more like what i wanted. except maybe the wildcat, i think i tried one and liked the feel (but i didnt want p90s).
#18
You really need to check out the Ibanez Artcore series, for the price they are outstanding guitars.
#19
Hagstorm Viking if you can find one
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