#1
I'm looking to buy a hollowbody guitar, basically want one for the glorious tone. Looking to use it for Beatles songs but also want to use it for Black Keys stuff which will involve Fuzz (Big Muff). Dan Auerbach mainly uses a vintage Harmony H78 and I think live uses a Sovtek Green Big Muff.

Now I've heard alot about bad feedback using gain with hollowbody guitars.
Basically, which guitar would be suited for my needs? I would prefer one with a Bigsby (I'm from UK BTW if that helps)
#2
I'm lusting after an Epi Casino at the moment personally, I've tried a few and they work really well with a little overdrive. No bigsby though and I'm not sure they'd support one too well. maybe check out some Ibanez? They're hollowbodys have a great rep and alot of them have bigsbys
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Quote by Paddy McK
I'm lusting after an Epi Casino at the moment personally, I've tried a few and they work really well with a little overdrive. No bigsby though and I'm not sure they'd support one too well. maybe check out some Ibanez? They're hollowbodys have a great rep and alot of them have bigsbys


Thanks for the reply, the Casino is really nice and suppose I could put a Bigsby on myself.
Anybody had any experience with the Gretch G5122DC?
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#4
Hagstrom guitars get really good press and they make plenty of hollowbodies
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#6
I love the ibanez af75, they are gorgeous guitars and sound really amazing! If I had enough money, that would be the guitar I'd get, unfortunately I'm on a budget so I'm building a cheap hollow-body 6 string cigar box guitar, using the pickups out of that guitar. Anyways good luck friend, I hope this has helped
#8
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For personal experience I would say an Epiphone Sheraton II. I have had mine for 2 years and I love it. I use it for both folk rock AND with fuzz tones, I like it. That is just my two cents....
#9
I have a Casino and have played a friend's Sheraton II. Both are sick guitars; really beautiful, incredibly comfortable, over all high build quality for Asian made mass produced guitars, but neither of them have Bigsbys so you'd have to add one aftermarket and honestly the stock pickups and electronics are a little on the weak side. My friend put a Dimarzio PAF Pro in the neck and a Super Distortion in the bridge and it sounds fantastic, and I'm planning on putting higher quality P90s in my Casino which should make it even more awesome. But you could get an Ibanez Artcore or a Gretch Electromatic 5120 (or the 5122 if you're more of a double cuttaway guy like me) which have a Bigsby and good electronics stock for about the same prices.
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#10
Thanks for all the help guys, think I'm leaning towards a Gretch G5122 or one of the Epis.
Now that my minds rested on the fuzz 'issues' I've heard I'll be popping to my local music store and trying a few out.
Again thanks for the suggestions!