#1
hey all,

i'd firstly like to say that ive become extremely fond of hollowbodies, and decided to get one myself...


things i considered:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_afs75td_obl.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_am_78_tnbk.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_the_dot_vs_bundle.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_ags83btkf.htm

which one would be best out of those for blues/rock? (which one of them is best quality for the price)

thanks!
#2
oh, id also like to note that im unable to try any of these guitars, but i really like the fendery feel to guitars...i hope that helps..
#3
My advice:

Get the epi, ibanez's lose value quickly, and look much nicer than they play/sound.

what is your price range(?) so I may make some more suggestions.
Gibson SG Standard
Fender 52 RI Telecaster
'77 Deluxe Reverb
Sunface w/ SunDial
MXR Carbon Copy
Crybaby



Quote by Sid McCall
Epic win. He speaks the truth, boys and girls.



Founder of the Neutral Milk Hotel club PM to join~
#4
i think like 500 euros is the dead end...i mean ill be lucky to get 450 euros by that time, but i could wait after my birthday
#5
Quote by zwound
i think like 500 euros is the dead end...i mean ill be lucky to get 450 euros by that time, but i could wait after my birthday


That's around 750 USD correct?

Idk what prices are like over there, but you could get an epi sheraton for that much, and it's a lot better than the dot.

HERE
Gibson SG Standard
Fender 52 RI Telecaster
'77 Deluxe Reverb
Sunface w/ SunDial
MXR Carbon Copy
Crybaby



Quote by Sid McCall
Epic win. He speaks the truth, boys and girls.



Founder of the Neutral Milk Hotel club PM to join~
#6
I can't think of any hollow or semi hollow that feels like a Fender. The difference in neck angles gives them a totally different feel compared to your typical Fender and the way the body rests while you play is a lot different as well. If you get an artcore you might want to think about switching out the bridge pickup for a better rock tone.
Edit: yeah, the epi sheratons as well as rivieras and casino are all really nice. I probably would have bought one by now if I had liked their necks more.
Quote by CowsWithGuns
And the facade of heterosexualism in the punk and ska forum came crashing down like a fat girl falling off a balcony...
Last edited by yeahyeah at Mar 12, 2007,
#7
well, i like fenderish necks .

thing is i hate the les paul neck, but i like the SG. even thought they're technically supposed to be the same, idk...im weird
#9
The few Artcores that I've tried were really nice, but then again they are the only hollowbodies that I have played so I have nothing to compare them with. I'm thinking about getting one some day
#10
save for the shearaton is my advice.

Don't go for the casino, it's totally hollow, so it feeds back terribly.
Gibson SG Standard
Fender 52 RI Telecaster
'77 Deluxe Reverb
Sunface w/ SunDial
MXR Carbon Copy
Crybaby



Quote by Sid McCall
Epic win. He speaks the truth, boys and girls.



Founder of the Neutral Milk Hotel club PM to join~
#11
Quote by hamish5178
save for the shearaton is my advice.

Don't go for the casino, it's totally hollow, so it feeds back terribly.

IMO the casino sounds a lot nicer even though you have to deal with more feedback.
Quote by CowsWithGuns
And the facade of heterosexualism in the punk and ska forum came crashing down like a fat girl falling off a balcony...
#13
Does anyone know anything about the Schecter Corsair? I've been looking into hollowbodies as well and this one has caught my eye.
#14
I'd say get the dot. The dot is one of the best classic rock and blues guitars out there. I even like it better than the casino.

If you do get the dot, you will want to swap the pots out as soon as you can. The stock pots in these guitars can make even the nicest of pickups sound dead. So get the dot, and swap out the pots.
Not taking any online orders.
#15
Dude I got the Ag83 in november :

It's a very versatile guitar I can play tons of stuff with it Jazz to metal and punk rock sometimes the F holes cause some feedback but it's not a big problem you really got to use a heavy distorsion fot it to get annoying.

The tone is great, quite unique I can't get exact clean sound I want with it because of the humbuckers muddiying a bit the sound but that mostly shows on chords and I'm working on it I'm sure I can fix that

Finish lasts I have gigged with it just 2 times it looks really nice the only thing that bugs me is that the pickup covers get dirty all the time.

I got some pictures If you want some

If you don't like fender (just like me) go for this guitar It's truly amazing sound and look
#16
Quote by yeahyeah
I can't think of any hollow or semi hollow that feels like a Fender.


Apart from the Thinline Tele of course...
╠═══════╬═══════╣

FUZZY FLATPICKER σƒ τλε τρπ βπστλεπλσσδ

╠═══════╬═══════╣


Enjoy occasionally controversial ramblings related to guitars? I have a blog which meets these criteria.