#1
So recently I've been looking for a nice semi-hollow body. I play a lot of bluegrass/classical/blues kinda stuff. I started a little solo project and I start recording soon, so I want a nice guitar to get a nice tone out of. My budget is $500. I am able to try stuff out, I will go used. I'd just like opinions on other guitars. I really like the simplicity of the Tom DeLonge signature, and the pick ups supposedly sound really good with a little bit of distortion. So yeah, any ideas?
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#2
you could get an Epiphone Dot or Sheraton II. those are both really good as well.
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#3
the td does have a really good pickup in it (its a gibson). however, the lack of a neck pickup may be an issue. also, the gibson pickup is really good, but there are better options out there. im not for a moment saying the td is a bad guitar, im just not sure if its the very best bang-for-buck option

you may want to look at just a dot or a dot studio. the money saved on those could leave room for a hardcase or even a pickup swap (stock arent bad, but a duncan 59 on the bridge sounds amazing!).
#4
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the td does have a really good pickup in it (its a gibson). however, the lack of a neck pickup may be an issue. also, the gibson pickup is really good, but there are better options out there. im not for a moment saying the td is a bad guitar, im just not sure if its the very best bang-for-buck option

you may want to look at just a dot or a dot studio. the money saved on those could leave room for a hardcase or even a pickup swap (stock arent bad, but a duncan 59 on the bridge sounds amazing!).


I like the idea, but my dad used to have a Dot and I wasn't too fond of it. It just seemed bulky, but small, and through my old Fender Reverb (Which he took back >.< it didn't sound like anything amazing. I want something that has really nice cleans, not too acoustic sounding, but not too electric sounding.
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#5
The PUPS sound good with a lot of distortion too I love Tom and have one of the very old Strat signatures he had a long time ago. It is a PERFECT guitar. It only has one pickup in the bridge but omg it plays even better than my Gibson.

Try out what you like, but like the others said the Epiphone Dot is also a tremendous buy. Good luck!
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#6
I got to play this at a local store today...I played with a similar amp and the distortion sounded sooooooo good. I added a tiny bit of gain, turned up the volume and had a really nice bluesy/bluegrass tone. The string spacing is very similar to my SG, the action was a little too low on the guitar, and I didn't get to adjust it. I also liked the simplicity of the one volume knob. I'm just curious about how the cleans sound. I played an Epiphone Casino (I think) and the cleans sounded really nice on that, but it wasn't taking too well to the distortion.
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#7
If you were to go with one of the cheaper (because they aren't signature models) Epi semi-hollows, you could replace the pickups with ones that will play better with some drive than the stocks will for the same price as you would pay for the TD sig. Not only that, but you would have the advantage of 2 pickups, two volume controls, and 2 tone controls. I have a dual-bucker guitar myself and go back and forth between the bridge and neck very, very frequently.
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#8
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If you were to go with one of the cheaper (because they aren't signature models) Epi semi-hollows, you could replace the pickups with ones that will play better with some drive than the stocks will for the same price as you would pay for the TD sig. Not only that, but you would have the advantage of 2 pickups, two volume controls, and 2 tone controls. I have a dual-bucker guitar myself and go back and forth between the bridge and neck very, very frequently.

What would you recommend? The cheapest one I could find is the Dot, and I'm not too fond of those. The ES-175 reissue is the same price as the TD and it looks really nice. Maybe I can get that then save up some more money to switch those pups? But I'm digging the cleans on the TD a lot in these videos I've been watching.
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#9
Keep in mind the TD sig is just a Dot (aka 335) with no tone controls, no neck pickup, and a hi-output pup in the bridge. The reason, I'm almost positive, that you like the TD better is that the pickup is higher quality, therefor sounds better. If you get a Dot, honestly, you're just getting a TD with more options for customization.

Also be willing to check out some of the more overlooked brands. Hamer makes a very solid 335 knock-off that I think can be had, with the additional cost of a hardcase included, for about $500
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