#1
think Eagles of Death Metal, A bit of the Desert Sessions etc, and I want a new hollow-body

I'm looking at Matons, I played one last year and adored it, but they are way expensive and a bit over the top for me.

Any ideas?

I am looking at <$600 USD.

I want long-lasting hardware, decent-ish tone and fairly tolerable action.

Thanks turd-mouths,
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#2
dont know what the turdmouths thing was about , but the epiphone sheraton II is very nice guitar... as is the casino...

i think the gretsch 5120 is also in your price range
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#4
Ok, I doubt you want a HOLLOW body to play metal, no. You want a SEMI-HOLLOW body guitar. And look Artcore or the Epi Dots.
#5
^ dont let the name fool you the eagles of death metal is at most a hardrock band, their sound is more vintagey than hxcore butalz lawl
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#6
hagstrom viking. its such a nice guitar and it sounds really good. my friend has 1
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#7
^ah, was just about to mention Hagstrom.

But yeah, for hard rock and such, uh, Epi Sheraton or Dot, a semi-hollow Ibanez Artcore, or a Hagstrom Viking of some sort.

Also, the Epi Casino is worth trying, though there's a fair chance the feedback will be too much for you. Good guitar if you can control it, though.
#9
thanks guys.

And yeah, Eagles of Death Metal are a bit more avant-garde extreme math metal than death metal...... just joking.... if you don't get it, you should probably die.

really good advice, but I asked for turd-mouths, as opposed to the clearly abundant gorgeous hunks of man meat I am replied to by.
#11
clarification:

"hollowbody" usually refers to an archtop acoustic, whether fully acoustic, floating pickup, or with elctronics set into the top. May in fact be thinline - those are easy to confuse with semi-hollows. Archtype is a gibby L-5.

"semi-holllowbody" is constructed like an archtop but has a solid chunk of wood down the centre. The 335 is the archetype. Much more resistant to feedback.

"chambered" is what is done to a thinline tele or most any non-cs les paul you buy nowadays - it means a lot of the body wood is removed before the top is put on.

"thinline" when applied to a hollowbody means the body is made thin. Chuck Berry played on one like this - sort of like a semi-hollow but without the block - a freer, more resonant sound but much more feedback. When used in context of a normally solidbody design, it now means chambered. (Thanks, Leo. Your legacy of misnomers lives on.)


I think what you want is a Semi. Sheraton II and Artcore are both fine choices.
#12
thanks, i've been unaware of that beforehand. not unaware, just unlearned.

I'm thinking sheraton or artcore above all else.
#13
go for it... turdmouth?
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#14
PRS makes a semi-hollow body SE that's suppose to be pretty dammed good. GuitarOne says it's for those that "wish to experiment with an ES-335 without shelling out nearly 2 grand". I'd try one of those.
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