#1
What guitar in the hollow body Epiphone line is the closest to Dave Grohls guitar under the 700$ price range?
#2
Grohl's guitar is a variant on the ES-335, so the closest you could get would be the Dot, which is Epiphone's version thereof. At a higher price point, the Epiphone Sheraton (I don't know the prices, but secondhand at least you should be able to nab one under $700) would be a good choice, which is a "proper" Epiphone (as in it's one of their own designs, usually somewhat nicer than their Gibson copies) which closely resembles a 335 but is just an all-round better piece of equipment than the Dot.

Both are actually semihollows, for what it's worth, but since Grohl's own guitar is a semihollow too I assume that's what you want.
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What guitar in the hollow body Epiphone line is the closest to Dave Grohls guitar under the 700$ price range?


Epi doesn't produce any Semihollow with that 'f-holes'
or with the firebird headstock

the Dwight Yoakam Casino (full hollow) would be close,
though not in your price-range, 'cause it's made in Japan

http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/Elitist_Archtops#Dwight_Yoakam_.22Dwight_Trash.22_Elitist_Casino
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the Epiphone Sheraton ........... which is a "proper" Epiphone (as in it's one of their own designs............



Gibson designed the Sheraton's body at the same time as their similar, though less fancy ES-335 model. It featured the same double rounded horns body as the 335 and had similarly placed electronics. The Sheraton was fitted with a set glued-in neck, in accordance with Gibson's standard practice. One distinguishing characteristic of the Sheraton was its Frequensator tail piece. While Gibson's 335 usually featured a stop tail piece or in some cases a vibrato tail-piece, the Sheraton had a Frequensator. Another unique feature was its inlay. The 335 originally used dot inlays on the neck, later replaced by blocks. The Sheraton featured a block and triangle inlay, as well as a fancy vine on the headstock.
#5
I had tested out the Sheraton and the ES 335 at my local guitar center and what i noticed was that the ES 335 was a lot smaller than the guitar Dave uses and the Sheraton. To me the ES 335 resembled more of a hallow body Les Paul (trying to stay clear of a Les Paul). What i'm really trying to get with this guitar is a rich rock tone pretty similar to the Foo fighters. Will the Sheraton deliver that?
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I had tested out the Sheraton and the ES 335 at my local guitar center and what i noticed was that the ES 335 was a lot smaller than the guitar Dave uses and the Sheraton. To me the ES 335 resembled more of a hallow body Les Paul (trying to stay clear of a Les Paul). What i'm really trying to get with this guitar is a rich rock tone pretty similar to the Foo fighters. Will the Sheraton deliver that?


The Sheraton, or Dot or ES-335 are the same (16") size !

you probably had a smaller (14") ES-339 guitar

and none of them is a full hollow guitar - they're semi-hollow with a center-block
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Gibson designed the Sheraton's body at the same time as their similar, though less fancy ES-335 model. It featured the same double rounded horns body as the 335 and had similarly placed electronics. The Sheraton was fitted with a set glued-in neck, in accordance with Gibson's standard practice. One distinguishing characteristic of the Sheraton was its Frequensator tail piece. While Gibson's 335 usually featured a stop tail piece or in some cases a vibrato tail-piece, the Sheraton had a Frequensator. Another unique feature was its inlay. The 335 originally used dot inlays on the neck, later replaced by blocks. The Sheraton featured a block and triangle inlay, as well as a fancy vine on the headstock.

Ah, would it still be fair to categorise the Sheraton with Epiphone's other archtops as being, broadly speaking, nicer guitars than the Gibson copies?
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The Sheraton, or Dot or ES-335 are the same (16") size !

you probably had a smaller (14") ES-339 guitar

and none of them is a full hollow guitar - they're semi-hollow with a center-block


Yup now that im looking at it it was a 339 pro i was testing out. Well looking at the 335 and the price tag on it i think ill be either going with the dot or the Sheraton.
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Ah, would it still be fair to categorise the Sheraton with Epiphone's other archtops as being, broadly speaking, nicer guitars than the Gibson copies?


Gibson is the original - Epiphone is the (nice) copy
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#11
#12
I guess he just likes them a lot, the same way you can probably expect me to pop up and recommend Schecter whenever someone says they want a guitar for heavy stuff.
#13
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Nope.

I own 4, and want more. As a brand, they're basically my favorite production guitars.

The Epis and Gibsons were already covered. I tried finding some of the other semihollows I'd recommend, but couldn't find any of them in the OP's stated budget. The ones I know were out there have already sold.

Maybe next week, there will be some more on the market.
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Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#15
There is an Epiphone Casino in Pelham Blue I believe. They don't make it anymore I think and IIRC, it was a special edition when they did all sorts of models in Pelham.
#17
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Saw one recently for sale here and I thought it was part of that Pelham Blue Limited Edition series they did last year or two years ago (might be longer, time flies).

They did a 355 and a 339 Pro though in that series, alongside a Firebird, an SG, a Les Paul and an SG bass.


Source with some info.
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#18
I remember that PB run. I really wanted the SG
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