#1
Well, I'm in the market for a semihollow with P90's.

Budget is about £400-500

What I've looked at:

Epiphone Casino

Epiphone Wildkat Royale

Epiphone Riviera P93

Peerless Songbird. (full hollow, though)


Gonna play a bit of jazz on it, but mainly blues and rock with a sort of Graveyard-sound.

Worth noting is that I live in Sweden, where the used market is severely lacking in this area. I will keep an eye on it though.


Now, I've tried both the Peerless and the Casino. Preferred the sound and quality of the Peerless (the Casino was in a bit of a bad shape), but the neck was way too thin.
The Casino was close behind soundwise, and the neck was much nicer.
Can't try the Riviera or Wildkat in person.

As you've probably noticed, I don't know much about hollowbodies, so feel free to educate me.

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#2
Take a good look at the Reverend Manta Ray 290 or 390. Great guitars.
Love Graveyard and the Reverend could get that tone.
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#3
Reverend has a few that might get you the rock tone you seek, and they're pretty well made as well.

However, I'd look at the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpins first if you're leaning more towards jazzy tones.

The Gretsch Electromatics, Ibanez Artcores and Hagstrom semihollows should be good, too.
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#4
Had a look at the Godin, too jazzy (is there even such a thing?) for my needs.
Found a shop in my town who's a Reverend dealer, gotta pop by when I get home.

Hagströms are too expensive, and even though they're Swedish, you'd have to look for ages to find one on the used market. The Gretches look very nice indeed, but they too are too much.
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#6
Cannot reccommend the hagstrom viking stringly enough. not sure of the price range over there but it should be close and they are awesome guitars
#9
Good find!
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#10
Budget is about £400-500

What I've looked at:

Epiphone Casino

Epiphone Wildkat Royale

Epiphone Riviera P93

Peerless Songbird. (full hollow, though)


The Songbird and the Casino are the same guitar....(both full hollow)

Peerless once made them for Epiphone

the Wildkat is a heavily chambered Solidbody guitar, has not much in common with a semi-hollow guitar like the ES-335 type

So the Riviera P93 is the only 'real' Semihollow in your list
#11
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Hagströms are too expensive, and even though they're Swedish, you'd have to look for ages to find one on the used market. The Gretches look very nice indeed, but they too are too much.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hagstrom_viking_tc.htm

I'm pretty sure the Deluxe models would still be in your budget.