#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
look at Ibanez Artcores, therea great value for the money, i have the AFS75 and i love it.

also this is the wrong forum, take it the the Electric guitar forum.
Ibanez AFS75/Fender Strat Plus > Fulltone Deja' Vibe > Keeley TS808 MOD+ > Fulltone OCD > VanAmps SoleMate > Metro JTM45
#5
Get an artcore. No need to list every band you've ever listened to! It's pretty good stuff though.
#6
Ummmm well this is just an opinion but....I would save up and buy a gibson 333...they look cooler and cost less. Don't let anyone tell you that an epiphone is the same thing either...there is a BIG difference between the gibson hollow and the epi.
Gear:
1980 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
Ibanez TM-71 Talman Artcore Semi-Hollow
2003 Tom Delonge Fender Strat Seafoam Green
Traynor YCV40