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I do not own a hollowbody/semi-hollowbody
119 26%
I plan to own a hollowbody
196 43%
I own a hollowbody/semi-hollowbody
141 31%
I love hollowbodies/semi-hollowbodies
191 42%
Voters: 456.
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#121
I've been thinking of getting a semi-hollow for my band class. I've been thinking about the Ibanez AS93 and PRS SE Custom SH. I've checked out the PRS, but it's $720 at Long &McQuade, and it's got a flat top. It's nice though. Anyone have ideas on how they compare?
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#122
Behold the mighty Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III!


Absolutley fantastic. Semi-hollow, sounds like something between an ES335 and ES175. I have never been able to get a good tone from real hollow bodys (they sound like a can when touched by my fingers), but this baby fits my playing style perfectly.
I am considering changing the bridge pick up from the original GIbson 490T to a Duncan Jazz, but I haven't come around that yet.
#123
I have an Aria TA-50 (Sunburst) with Seymour Duncan pickups and i love it It's my first guitar.

Hollow/Semi Hollow are my favourite guitars, with my other favourite being the Telecaster.

The ES-335 is stunning. I also see some people mentioned the Vox guitar. It's been reviewed in the latest issue of Guitarist magazine and they seemed to like it!
#124
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EDIT: I found a picture of a version of the second guitar from the custom shop. I will find the sucker who ordered it, kill him and steal it.


I'd second that, but it only has one hole... it's not symmetrical... Does that bother anybody else?

Okay, actually that looks better than the strat bodies with the one; those look odd to me.
#125
Ok. I have a question:

My gibson ES-339 plays like a dream, but the everything under the 15th fret is hard to play and loses sustain quickly. Now, is this because of the neck scale, or because of the frets? I'm pretty sure it has a 24 3/4 scale neck, but so does my les paul, and my les paul is easy to play down there.

Now, is this a fret problem or a neck problem?
#127
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
wow. don't know.

sounds like a neck problem. When did this start and how long have you had it? How is the action otherwise and do have all of that tweaked?


Well, it's been like this since I got it. Even after a professional setup, it was only a bit easier to play. Would you suggest adjusting the truss rod?

My action is low, and the setup has been tweaked.

(I use .10's, if that helps)
#128
i'm going to have to guess truss rod adjustmet. Search on that and for your guitar if you can. Hollowbodies are not as stiff obviously so a higher gauge string will may have more impact. Higher gauge means it pulls the neck forward more right? Just remeber, if you do the truss adjustment yourself to go in very tiny increments and give everything time to settle in and not expect immediate results. Obviously, if you changed to .09s for example it may change everything including action and all so i normally do not make lots of major changes at once is all i'm saying.

Edit: OK...your action is low so it is prolly not pulling forward but i guess it still could be. Take it back in if you are not sure and get an estimate after they look at it so they don't do a bunch of random things and charge you a boat load.

PS. i'm not a guitar tech...good night and good luck.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jul 13, 2008,
#129
This one beats 'em all. Period.

The gear is in the profile.
You know you want to take a look





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#130


This is the PRS i have, except my finish is a little greener. Awesome guitar! Very versatile and easy to play, and gorgeous. Well worth the money I paid.
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Boss DD 20 and DS1
#131
Its time for my pics of my Epiphone Sheraton which i got on friday







The tone seems to have a certain vibe to it which you only get from an epiphone. Really nice warm, full tone.

It seems a shame to ruin that nice natural warmth by colouring it with distortion or overdrive pedals, so as soon as i can, i'm gonna get a marshall BB-2 to use as a solo boost to get more tube overdrive, rather than using the jackhammer's crunchy boost.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#132
That's a beaut, nice job!

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#133
I bought myself a new guitar yesterday!
It's a Höfner 455! I also have a question i need answered.
I'm planning on installing a pickup, but the problem is that i have no idea which one i should buy. I have heard some nice things about Dan Armstrong-pickups, but i have never been able to try one out.
I'm looking for that thick "classic" jazz-tone, like in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCWRUtqJgzI
I realise that not all of the tone comes from the pickups, but atleast you know what i'm aiming for! Thanks in advance!
Here is a picture of my new darling!

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#134
Quote by Dav23
NICE!

I just got an AS73 on Saturday. The sh-t phone on my Blackberry does it no justice.



I'll take a better pic later.

AS73 = amazing
It sounds gorgeous with my Classic 50.

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#135
I have 3 semi's, 2 cheapie bolt-necks, and one slightly more expensive setneck. Here's the latter one:








Here's the former two:





Got the WildKat for $300, the other two were about a Benjamin each, one new, one used.
#136
I'm looking into buying an Epiphone Casino.
I already have a Yamaha Pacifica 112J which i use for more distortion based sounds and that.

I'll be used the Casino as a more bluesy guitar with leads and that.
anyone have any experience on the casino? or advice?
i've heard about the Sheraton and the one the user posted before looked lovely.

i'm going to try out the guitar today btw.
my price range is probably $700-1,000?

The casino is on sale as well.
#137
hi all! beautiful guitars everyone has!

i'm looking into getting a hollow/semi-hollow, but i dont know about the floating/pinned bridge deal. i've played an Ibanez Artcore before at a local music shop, but i had no idea about any of it, i just felt like playing it because of it's beauty

so my point is, would somebody that has been playing a solid body, normal electric guitar forever switiching to a hollow/semi-hollow have trouble getting used to the bridge?
#138
I love my Ibanez AM78, but I would be oh-so tempted to replace it with one of these if I ever got the cash:



Yep, I'm an addict now!
#140
Quote by BasicEvoke
Will a semi-hollow guitar good for beginners?


Depends on the semi and the beginner. A beginner who's small might want to avoid the bigger bodied semi's, as I have found the really deep big-bodied ones uncomfortable to play. Also, a beginner who wants to play a lot of high-gain stuff may encounter feedback problems.

Other than those considerations, which don't have much if anything to do with being a beginner, I see no reason why a beginner wouldn't be fine with a semi.
#141
The new Carvin hollowbodies are freakin' to die for. This one little catalog I got recently has this one with a beautiful finish, gold hardware and a Bigsby to boot. I'll post pictures when I get back home. Matons are also pretty good, that's what Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes use (since I saw someone post Troy's Yamaha a page or so back).
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#142
Quote by Chris_Parker
The new Carvin hollowbodies are freakin' to die for. This one little catalog I got recently has this one with a beautiful finish, gold hardware and a Bigsby to boot. I'll post pictures when I get back home.

Oh God yes. I'm pretty set on getting a Carvin within a few weeks, but I don't think I'll have enough to get the SH550 with the options I want. Why does a no f-hole top have to be so expensive? I might just end up going for the CS4.

Yeah, with what I want, it comes out to $1,959. I don't know that I'll have that much to spend.
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#143
Who's ready to drool?

Take 1 part Sheraton, 1 part mojo wiring kit, 2 parts Bareknuckle Mule pickups, stir gently and rock the fvck out!!!

P.S. To whomever said they don't like the pickguard... take it off!

The stuff on the left is what was in there when I bought it. Yes, there was aluminum foil jammed under the pickups! Ugh. The stuff on the right is what I put in.


Tadaaaaa!




This guitar through either my Traynor YCV50 or Blues Jr. + Fulltone OCD = creams in my pantaloons.


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#144
I should've posted this before my last post, but whatever.

To anyone reading this who is considering these weird guitars but has never played one... do yourself a favor and play one now!

A while back I went out to some shops determined to buy a guitar. I would've had no problem spending $2k or more. I played probably 20 guitars and couldn't find anything close to the sound in my head. I picked this up with a hard shell case off of Craigslist for under $400, then spent $400 on wiring and pickups and it's the best $800 I've ever spent!

-James
#145
Realistically, I'd loves me an Artcore, but I've always had a thing for Gretches.
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#147
I want one of these:



They're beautiful and sound great!
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#148
I've got a sheraton II (left handed as well - so obviously there was slightly limited choice...)

i feel that it's tone is perfect. some of my friends have £800 - £1200 guitars (the sheraton was £450) and it puts them to shame.

the pickguard was mentioned by a few people, and yeah i agree it's not that attractive...
so over christmas holidays when i'm home i'm going to make a new one, paint it gloss white with a black border. and maybe put my bands logo on it.

it's only aesthetics, but it's a nice project to do.
#149
Quote by Rob_999
I've got a sheraton II (left handed as well - so obviously there was slightly limited choice...)

i feel that it's tone is perfect. some of my friends have £800 - £1200 guitars (the sheraton was £450) and it puts them to shame.

the pickguard was mentioned by a few people, and yeah i agree it's not that attractive...
so over christmas holidays when i'm home i'm going to make a new one, paint it gloss white with a black border. and maybe put my bands logo on it.

it's only aesthetics, but it's a nice project to do.

which finish is yours? i have a 1998 antique burst righty sheraton II which looks awesome as it is, and the tone of mine is also beautiful, it's just so thick and smooth sounding which normally isn't my thing but this just is great. I got mine for £270 including a hardshell case
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#150
Here's my Aria 11 Pro TA-70.......sounds really good



Oops.....should've resized image..........
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#151
I want a sheratonnnnnn.

How much did yours run you nimms?

And how easy is it to take the pickguard off?
#152
Quote by Blompcube
which finish is yours? i have a 1998 antique burst righty sheraton II which looks awesome as it is, and the tone of mine is also beautiful, it's just so thick and smooth sounding which normally isn't my thing but this just is great. I got mine for £270 including a hardshell case



mine's the same finish i think...

you got yours a lot cheaper though!!

although i know only too well that good priced lefties are hard to come by..
#153
Quote by mitch_33
I want a sheratonnnnnn.

How much did yours run you nimms?

And how easy is it to take the pickguard off?



damn right you want a sheraton! haha

"how much did yours run you nimms"
- i dont understand.

"how easy is it to take the pickguard off?

- it's not fixed on, just a couple of screws so it takes like 30 seconds. it's very easy.
#154
Currently saving for a Epiphone sheraton II after i get that save once again and get a Gretsch Tennessee Rose
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#156
Quote by Rob_999
damn right you want a sheraton! haha

"how much did yours run you nimms"
- i dont understand.

"how easy is it to take the pickguard off?

- it's not fixed on, just a couple of screws so it takes like 30 seconds. it's very easy.


Thanks for the info.

And by how much did yours run you, how much did it cost?
#157
Quote by mitch_33
I want a sheratonnnnnn.

How much did yours run you nimms?

And how easy is it to take the pickguard off?


I got mine for $400 with a HSC off of a dude on craigslist. Best $400 I ever did spend.

While I'm here, this is a shot of my favorite hollowbody of all times I do believe. This thing just makes me drool!


Picture from www.buffalobrosguitars.com
#159
Quote by mitch_33
Oh that is a good deal.

That is beautiful, the headstock is awesome.


Where are you in canada? I just did a quick search in vancouver and found this: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/msg/929771720.html

$525 for a mint sheraton with a bigsby and DiMarzio Pups. HSC too! That's not a bad deal.

#160
I think im gonna put money down on a Tokai hollowbody. Its a copy of a White Falcon i belive. Without all the fancy falcons and what not. It plays and sounds amazing, and looks amazing. Its an orange colour.