#1
Hi folks,

I am thinking about buying a new electric guitar, and I wonder wether someone's got any tips for me.
I'm looking for a really versatile guitar, since I play rock, blues and jazz. I was actually considering a hollow body (the main reason for that is, to be honest, that they just look amazing )

The budget isn't that big though, about 800 euros or 700£.

The first guitar that caught my attention was the Gretsch 5120 and 5122. Any thoughts on them?
Then I thought about an Epiphone...
The third option is a brand I've discovered on the Internet but that I was immediately very fond of: Hanson. Does ANYONE has experience with the HANSON CHICAGOAN?

Are there any other good guitars that you recommend me (hollow body or not)??

Well, it's my first post ever on this forum... I hope someone can help me out!
Thanks. and... KEEP ON PLAYIN'
x
Valerie
#2
PRS makes a SE model that is a semi hollow body, check into it. I have never played a PRS guitar i didnt like.

Epi LP Custom EMGs
ESP H-1000
Schecter Elite 7
Jackson Dominion
Peavey Valveking Head
Jet City JCA24s
Blackstar HT20 & HTV212
MXR Pedals
Schecter Stiletto Custom
Schecter Stiletto Studio
Fender Vintage Modified
Ampeg B2RE
Fender 4x10 Cab
#3
go for as godin 5th Avenue kingpin or a kingpinII ... the kingpin has ONE p90 and the kingpinII has two
#4
Gretschs are amazing. Can only recommend them.
"I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and i'm all out of bubblegum"
#5
Quote by grapist
Gretschs are amazing. Can only recommend them.


Yeah. They are. But also expensive! Do you have experience with their cheapest hollowbody models (5120 and 5122)?
#6
If I was you, I would be looking for a plain old Fender Stratocaster. Not sure on the exact model, but single coils would work for rock, blues and jazz.

About the Gretsch, there was an NGD (New Guitar Day) here a little while back about a 5122 I believe that someone bought, try and look for the review on that.

If you want a semi-hollow Epiphone, personally I would try and go for the Sheraton II, don't see them often on eBay; or if you wanted a full hollow Epiphone, try for a Casino.

Ibanez also has the Artcore line of Semi and full hollow body guitars. The neck would be thinner than the Epiphone, Gretsch, and most likely the Fender Strat as well.

Do you own any other guitars? Do you like a thick neck (on Gibson LP's)?, or a thinner neck(on Strats, Tele's, etc.)?
Caution:
This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

Current Rig:
2006 PRS CE-24
Mesa/Boogie Mark V
Voltage S212 w/ V30's
Strymon Timeline
CMATMods Signa Drive
TC Electronics Corona & Hall of Fame
#7
I'd have to agree with the comment about PRS guitars. But those are pricy as well. For semi-cheap hollowbodies, Epiphone is the way to go. They make fantastic hollowbodies.
#8
Quote by AWACS

Do you own any other guitars? Do you like a thick neck (on Gibson LP's)?, or a thinner neck(on Strats, Tele's, etc.)?


Yep. I've got an Ibanez sa36... not really a jazz guitar, but it has been managing this jazzy and bluesy stuff splendidly actually. But now I'm looking for a different sound...
#9
Quote by v.d.m
Yep. I've got an Ibanez sa36... not really a jazz guitar, but it has been managing this jazzy and bluesy stuff splendidly actually. But now I'm looking for a different sound...


You may want to try the Ibanez AS73/AS93/AS103 depending on your budget/how expensive those guitars are. And honestly, you can't really go wrong with a Strat.
Caution:
This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

Current Rig:
2006 PRS CE-24
Mesa/Boogie Mark V
Voltage S212 w/ V30's
Strymon Timeline
CMATMods Signa Drive
TC Electronics Corona & Hall of Fame
#10
I have heard good things about Hanson guitars in general but nothing about the chicogoan specifically. The minihumbuckers do sound fairly awesome in my opinion but it is sort of a like-it-or-not situation. Ibanez and Gretsch are also solid guitars IMO.
Strauss!
"I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way." - Gustav Mahler.

Quote by AeolianWolf
absolutely what will said

Yay, my first compliment!