#1
I am really getting into blues and jazz so I really want to get a hollow body guitar. The guitar that I really want the most is a Gibson ES-335. However, it is way out of my price range. I am planning on spending up to $500 (maybe more, maybe less w/e). I am strongly considering something from the Ibanez Artcore series. I am most interested in the Ibanez Artcore AFS75T. First off, what is your opinions on this guitar. Secondly, what other guitars should I look at?

Also, In case you are interested, these are just a few of the artists I listen to (in no particular order):

· The Beatles
· Jimi Hendrix
· ZZ Top
· Pink Floyd
· The Doors
· Black Sabbath
· Led Zeppelin
· Ozzy Osbourne
· Alice Cooper
· Eric Clapton
· Cream
· The Ramones
· The Sex Pistols
· Alcatrazz
· Yngwie Malmsteen
· Motorhead
· Bob Dylan
· Blue Oyster Cult
· Creedence Clearwater Revival
· Jefferson Airplane
· Jethro Tull
· Judas Priest
· John Lennon
· Kiss
· Van Halen
· AC/DC
· The Vines
· The White Stripes
· The Who
· Muddy Waters
· Chuck Berry
· Black Label Society
· Queen
· Aerosmith
· Deep Purple
· Pantera
· The Rolling Stones
· Guns N’ Roses
· The Yardbirds
· The Animals
· The Monkeys
· The Kinks
· Janis Joplin
· Creed
· Steppenwolf
· B.B. King
· Syd Barrett
· The Jimi Hendrix Experience
· Band Of Gypsies (Jimi Hendrix)
· Robert Plant
· Jimmy Page
· Jim Morrison
· Robert Johnson
· Art Tatum
· Fats Waller
· Foghat
· Metallica
· Randy Rhoads
· Zakk Wylde
· Quiet Riot
· Ted Nugent
· Elvis Presley
· The Mammas And The Papas
· Miles Davis
· Chick Corea
· The Beach Boys
· Billy Idol
· Bob Marley
· Bon Jovi
· Cinderella
· Buffalo Springfield
· Bo Diddley
· Bruce Springsteen
· David Peel
· Elvis Costello
· Electric Light Orchestra
· Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
· Fleetwood Mac
· Iron Maiden
· Soft Machine
· Stevie Ray Vaughan
· Yes
· Moody Blues
· The Decemberists
· Ronnie James Dio
· Dio
· Cheap Trick
· Boston
· Thelonious Monk
· John Coltrane
· Duke Ellington
· George Gerschwin
· Art Blakey
· Count Basie
· Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
· Peter Tosh
· Bunny Wailer

P.S.-look at my sig for a list of my gear.

Thnx
Gear:
-Brownsville BMAG3 (acoustic)
-Fender 70s Reissue 60th anniversary Stratocaster
-Line 6 Flextone III
-Crate RFX30 RetroFex
-Line 6 Tone Port UX1
-Roland Digital Piano HP-4500
-(other stuff)
#2
An ibanez artcore if you can...
Co-Founder of the Orange Revolution Club


-Esp/Ltd Ec-1000 w/ BKP Mules
-2-channel Titan
-Oversized Bogner 2x12 Cabinet
-Fulltone OCD
-RMC Picture Wah
-T.C. Electronic Nova Delay
-Larrivee D-03R
#3
i always thought gretsch were good too
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#4
^I want one...but they're VERY expensive...
Co-Founder of the Orange Revolution Club


-Esp/Ltd Ec-1000 w/ BKP Mules
-2-channel Titan
-Oversized Bogner 2x12 Cabinet
-Fulltone OCD
-RMC Picture Wah
-T.C. Electronic Nova Delay
-Larrivee D-03R
#5
Quote by TheNextPage23
i always thought gretsch were good too


i like gretsch a lot but they are way out of my price range. also they aren't that great for jazz.
Gear:
-Brownsville BMAG3 (acoustic)
-Fender 70s Reissue 60th anniversary Stratocaster
-Line 6 Flextone III
-Crate RFX30 RetroFex
-Line 6 Tone Port UX1
-Roland Digital Piano HP-4500
-(other stuff)
#6
...anybody...
Gear:
-Brownsville BMAG3 (acoustic)
-Fender 70s Reissue 60th anniversary Stratocaster
-Line 6 Flextone III
-Crate RFX30 RetroFex
-Line 6 Tone Port UX1
-Roland Digital Piano HP-4500
-(other stuff)
#7
Co-Founder of the Orange Revolution Club


-Esp/Ltd Ec-1000 w/ BKP Mules
-2-channel Titan
-Oversized Bogner 2x12 Cabinet
-Fulltone OCD
-RMC Picture Wah
-T.C. Electronic Nova Delay
-Larrivee D-03R
#8
i played the artcore version of the 335 (i dont know what the model number was) and i liked it. however, it didnt play or sound any better than my epi lp special, in my opinion. looked a hell of a lot nicer though.

i really like the Epi hollows. Sheratons and Casinos and stuff. i'd look for used ones. i think musicians friend has a Dot refurb that ive often looked at.
#9
The best hollowbody i've played that would be in that price range is the Hagstrom Viking, so go find one and try one before you make your final decision.
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BC Rich BW-4000BB
Schecter C-1 Classic
#10
Epiphone Dot with pup upgrade, maybe?
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