#1
I am looking for a semi-hollow or hollow-body electric guitar. I'm willing to spend $500.

I noticed that a LOT of these guitars are "laminated" tops, which i'm guessing means that there isn't one solid piece of wood for the top. it's composed of several layers.

Isn't this an amateur construction method? I bought a $300 Takamine acoustic and THAT is a solid-top, shouldn't $500 guitars be solid tops, too?

Also, I'm scared about the floating tail-pieces. Does that thing ever fall off? How hard is it to change strings?

I'm also scared because I hear things like tune-o-matic bridge, or adjustable bridge (that will apparently fall off when you change strings), etc.

I'm scared.
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#2
i just changed the strings for the first time on a semi hollow last night.
it had a crazy whammy bar and its from the 60s so it was a pain in the ass. i had to keep tuning it for like 10 minutes because every time i tightened the strings it would tighten the spring in the whammy and the strings would need retuning again. eventually i got it to work. but yeah, semi-hollows are definitely a different experience.
#4
Quote by TeenWolf
I am looking for a semi-hollow or hollow-body electric guitar. I'm willing to spend $500.

I noticed that a LOT of these guitars are "laminated" tops, which i'm guessing means that there isn't one solid piece of wood for the top. it's composed of several layers.

Isn't this an amateur construction method? I bought a $300 Takamine acoustic and THAT is a solid-top, shouldn't $500 guitars be solid tops, too?

Also, I'm scared about the floating tail-pieces. Does that thing ever fall off? How hard is it to change strings?

I'm also scared because I hear things like tune-o-matic bridge, or adjustable bridge (that will apparently fall off when you change strings), etc.

I'm scared.


if you change strings one at a time then the bridge wont fall off
#5
Quote by kurdtkobaign
Ibanez ArtCore.


What about them?

I'm considering them too. TBH, I'm quite shallow...I like the looks of the epi's (not dots, but broadway or wildkat) better than most ibanezes.

i think only one or two ibanezes have tremolos, too .

But nonetheless, i'm considering them.
"Calling her a ***** for lame shows isn't exactly the most romantic thing in the world. Seriously buddy, try not to be so cute and funny, and just try to be romantic, because this is garbage.
I'd probably take a small amount of offense to this if I cared about being Jewish, but I don't.

Good intentions yeah, but expect either your heart to broken, or a slap in the face, because this song will end in disaster."
#6
Quote by TeenWolf
What about them?


you asked for a good semi-hollow electric. and i replied with the Ibanez Artcore. [/transaction]

we got a few of these guitars in last week.




and i fell in love with them. for the price they have SUPER SMOOTH sustain...super nice sound. GREAT feel.
#7
If you want one with a trem, check this:
ESP H-300 (EMG81/85)
Ibanez RG570
Ashton VP30
Dunlop Crybaby
Boss CE-5
Boss DS-2
Behringer EQ-700
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#8
^ *splooges in pants*

dude, ive been eyeing a guitar like that for awhile now. eh, ill get one later lol.
#9
If you want to step out of the box a little bit, you could get either a Switch Aurora (you can get a 12 string version too) or an Eastwood Delta 6 (you can do some crazy stuff with this one).
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#12
Rickenbackers make nice hollowbodys. But i doubt you'll get one for under 500. Epi dots are very good. Nothing compared to a casino but Dots are some of epis best quality guitars. A pickup change and thier absolutely amazing.