#1
I want something that can pull off Jazz//blues and still get dirty for rock. so pretty versatile i guess. budget would be anywhere under 1K used. suggestion?
#2
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#3
The Godin Icon 3 is technically a chambered solidbody, but I figured I might include it, since it otherwise would fit your needs. Lollar P90s paired with Godin's HDR system (which lets you go from passive to active tines at the flick of a switch) makes for a versatile axe.

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=godin%20icon%20type%203
http://www.godinguitars.com/hsheet10_icon3_lollar.pdf

The Convertible member of the Icon family has 2 P-Rails instead of P90s, so is another good option.
https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=godin+icon+convertible
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#6
I second the Godin options; also a used Heritage would fit within your budget (and would blow the Ibenez/Epiphone guitars, fine instruments though they are, out of the water).
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#7
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Yeah, there's a bunch of pretty tasty Epiphone stuff at various price ranges. The Wildkat is a semihollow with P90s that might work nicely across those genres (can't remember what it costs but it may be pretty low down your price range, so fair play if you're aiming higher). Personally, I can't get enough of the Emperor Swingster either, which is their jazzbox adapted to be a Gretsch clone, and as such has Filtertron-style pickups and is big. Fully hollow might be a bit inconvenient for rock, though - I've never tried it so it might not be an issue. Sheratons are neat, too. Same as the Dot but blingier and more of the Epiphone flavour rather than just a Gibson clone.

Honestly, though, the Ibanez and Godin stuff is great and you'd have a hard time going wrong with either of those, too. Reverend I've never tried, but someone on here sure seems fond of them If you like the oddball stuff, also spare a moment to check out Italia Guitars - they're pretty neat, if often a bit too weird for me. Their Torino model is a neat hollowbody, while the Mondial, I believe, is semihollow (though I'm not sure) and, besides looking like a Vespa scooter, has some cool features like Piezos and that.
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#8
Tim Armstrong Sig would be sweet.
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#9
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. Reverend I've never tried, but someone on here sure seems fond of them


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Anyway, back to the suggestions, like a D'Angelico:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Electric-Guitars/33034/i.html?_from=R40&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo&_udhi=1100&_sop=15&_nkw=d%20angelico%20guitar&_dcat=33034&rt=nc&Body%2520Type=Hollow%7CSemi%252DHollow%7C%21
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#10
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#13
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Yeah, there's a bunch of pretty tasty Epiphone stuff at various price ranges. The Wildkat is a semihollow with P90s that might work nicely across those genres (can't remember what it costs but it may be pretty low down your price range, so fair play if you're aiming higher). Personally, I can't get enough of the Emperor Swingster either, which is their jazzbox adapted to be a Gretsch clone, and as such has Filtertron-style pickups and is big. Fully hollow might be a bit inconvenient for rock, though - I've never tried it so it might not be an issue. Sheratons are neat, too. Same as the Dot but blingier and more of the Epiphone flavour rather than just a Gibson clone.

Honestly, though, the Ibanez and Godin stuff is great and you'd have a hard time going wrong with either of those, too. Reverend I've never tried, but someone on here sure seems fond of them If you like the oddball stuff, also spare a moment to check out Italia Guitars - they're pretty neat, if often a bit too weird for me. Their Torino model is a neat hollowbody, while the Mondial, I believe, is semihollow (though I'm not sure) and, besides looking like a Vespa scooter, has some cool features like Piezos and that.
Also, the Sheraton Pro comes with coil splits, so more toan options.
#14
Guild Starfire, Hagström Viking, Schecter Corsair, Ibanez AS and the weird but lovely Fender Starcaster are guitars that come to mind.
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#16
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Thankyou! I'm actually leaning towards a Gretsch G5420T.


Having owned a bunch of what's been mentioned here, I can personally vouch for the Reverend Club King (I had the 290), the Sheraton, and the Starcaster (which is quite lovely and often overlooked). I owned a few Gretsches and the 5420, while beautiful, was really only solid for rhythm playing (upper fret access was difficult), and feedback was an issue with mild OD and standing less than 10 feet from the amp. Just things to note.
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#17
Im looking at a Guild Manhattan X-175 , starfire, Montreal premiere and eastman guitars that are about the same price of the Club king used, does any of them stand out? oh and i almost forgot the Reverend PA-1.
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#18
No knock on the others.

But of those, the one I might choose instead of the Club King would be the Godin Montreal. Godin makes a hell of a guitar. I fully intend to add more of their products to the one already in my collection.
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#20
Throwing a curve ball into the mix, I always really like the look of the Thinline Telecasters, or the PRS SE Semi Hollow
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#21
Already some good options, I've played tons of Epiphone and Ibanez hollow bodies, usually good stuff. Played an Ibanez a few days ago at a pawn shop, very nice, almost identical to the Gibson 335, didn't plug it in though.

Also if you find one, take a second look at the Cort CL 1500, I have one. Very nice, but some people don't like the pickups a lot. The bridge is also not great, I swapped mine for a Badass wraparound and it works great, not too expensive either.

Check around at pawn shops, you might find some deals, and if you have cash in hand, some will haggle for a better price than the one on the tag. I've actually found a couple of nice guitars at flea markets too, and in local sale papers or newspaper want ads, and craigslist. Make sure you meet in a public location if you check out anything on craigslist.

Gretsch and Guild have made some nice hollow bodies, I've played a couple of Epiphone Casino models, very nice, and the George Benson signature model is said to be a good one. And don't pass a chance at a second look if you find an older Harmony or Silvertone, some of those are real sleepers. But definitely play the older and cheaper ones first. I've played and owned some nice cheap guitars, like the 1966 Harmony I have now, but some are dogs too. Always play and plug in too.

Oh...if it sounds dull and lifeless unplugged don't even bother to plug it in, move on to another guitar. Even with dead strings it should sound decent unplugged. My Cort had dead, rusted strings that left my fingers rusty brown and I could still hear a good sound, good enough I wanted to plug it in.
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