#1
hi everyone

im looking for a new guitar a semi hollow with p90s pick ups around 400$

the epiphone es-339 p90 pro is a good one for me but is there an alternative guitar (same body shape with p90) ?

#2
I liked this one a lot when I tried it:

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/hb_page14.php?year=2014&area_id=2&cat_id=7&series_id=114&data_id=23&color=CL01

It only has a block under the bridge, not the full length of the body so it is more "hollow" than the Epi. I thought this gave it a bit more acoustic resonance than you would expect from the Epi type and maybe less sustain.
#3
I've got an Epiphone ES 339 Pro, and whilst mine does not have the P90s, I really like the guitar. I find the body shape to be very comfortable, and I often use it unplugged to casually practise. In its price range, it was easily my favourite guitar the store offered.
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#5
There's the Epiphone Casino too. It's a full hollow body and the cheapest one is around $450 though.
#6
^ Agree on the Epi Casino. It's on my shortlist of "Some Day" acquisitions.
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#7
Quote by arthurt420


I played one of those at the same session I played the Ibanez ASR70 I mentioned above. I would likely have gone for the Ib, because it sounded a little more acoustic, but really very little to choose between them. I would have been happy with either.
#9
Quote by StarGeezerTim
^ Agree on the Epi Casino. It's on my shortlist of "Some Day" acquisitions.


Same here, I've got one as the desktop background on my computer as a constant reminder to save my money lol.
#10
Just a caution -- the small-bodied semis are more chambered LP-alike in sound than 335-alike, despite the body shape. The sole exception to this MIGHT be the Ibanez AM-205 I've had for years, but even that one tends to ignore whatever airspace it has inside. This is also true of the bastardizations like the Gibson Midtown series, which are actually a flat slab on top of a carved-out body in the shape of a 335 (and downsized to boot).
#11
I had the es339 Ultra for a bit, its a very nice guitar, I'd say go for it. Does the p90 model still have the ring mounted tuner? I loved the pup ring mounted tuner!
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#12
Not the body shape you're looking at I know, but if you find one, definitely take a look at the COrt hollow bodies. I have this one

http://tonefrenzy.com/pages/na-cort-cl1500

Same cherry finish, I love this axe. The factory bridge sucked, replaced it with a used Badass wraparound, haven't touched anything else. The guy in this review is not kidding, it's a killer guitar and sounds really good, especially clean or with a little overdrive.

Also found this one, also a Cort set neck hollow,

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Cort-Yorktown-NAT-Hollowbody-Electric-Guitar-Natural-/350977676151?pt=Guitar&hash=item51b7e65377

Different shape as well, but should sound very similar to the Epi you're looking at. Cort was originally the Cortez company, and makes a ton of guitars for everybody else, a lot of them very good, some of the lower end ones probably wear Fender Squier logos and so forth. But to be fair if you're picky, they do make some gems, like the CL 1500. It looks and plays like a much more expensive guitar, I've had no problems with mine, feedback is not a problem at all and pretty controllable, body is twice as thick as most hollow bodies, 1/4 inch, good tuners, absolutely gorgeous finish...and it sounds good. Some people don't like the pickups much and swap them, for what I do they work fine so I kept them. Most common complaint is the bridge, it didn't take me long to start looking for a replacement. Otherwise, I've been very pleased with the CL 1500 I have. I'll never let it go.

Don't know a thing about the other one, but I do know anything Cort makes above about the $200 price range is probably worth at least looking at. The lower end of the price range, be picky. But the second guitar is a set neck, not bolt on, and anything Cort makes that they bother to go to the trouble of building with a set neck is usually pretty good. I also have a friend who bought one of their acoustics after playing my CL 1500, it's his favorite now. I haven't found a double cutaway, but I'd bet they make them. They make a lot of guitars, along with Samick, for other companies. Some of them are just as good as guitars that cost 4 times as much.
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#13
Quote by lucky1978
I had the es339 Ultra for a bit, its a very nice guitar, I'd say go for it. Does the p90 model still have the ring mounted tuner? I loved the pup ring mounted tuner!


P90's usually don't use rings.
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#17
Quote by Jack Strat
Same here, I've got one as the desktop background on my computer as a constant reminder to save my money lol.


I do the exact same thing!