#1
So I'm thinking about saving up for a hollowbody, and I would like to know which of these are the best for the amount of money willing to spend on it. I know ultimately it comes down to how the guitar feels in my own hands

So well I'll be playing through a Laney VC 30, when I get it,
And mainly playing, indie / alternative / rock and verging onto jazz aswell.

Here are some ideas I've had:

Grestch Electromatic (Trem)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/gretsch_g5120_electromatic_ltd.htm

Epi Casino
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_casino_vintage_sunburst.htm

Dean Palomino
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_palomino_na.htm

Ibanez Artcore (Trem)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_afs95tmbu.htm


Budget is about £400, and I know the Grestch is over, but I've heard they're great, and I'd be willing to go over about £50 for good quality.

Also feel free to suggest a guitar, and I'm leaning towards a trem, unless someone can tell me otherwise that it's a horrible idea xD
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#2
The extra 50 is there for a reason. Gretsch. Gretsch. Gretsch.
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#5
I'd go with the Artcore in your position. All the ones I have played have played around the same as some of the nicer hollows (Gretcsh, ES-335 etc.) at way less cost, or at least a little less cost.

I think that is the definition of Bang for your Buck, but you should try your best to play them personally to get your own ideas first, this is just my thoughts .
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#6
I would personally get the Gretsch one, because I have a soft spot for them. But bear in mind, you won't be able to do some crazy whammy bar stuff without locking tuners, because Bigsbys are designed for smooth vibrato, so yeah.

I'd get the Gretsch, but maybe try them out, see what you like.
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#7
i was going to buy the ibanez till i ended up buying a crafter sa they sound really good and i love it find a shop and just play every holow body and see which is best for youhttp://www.crafterguitars.com/
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#9
I'm a fan of the Gretsch as well....

I'm also a big fan of Hagstrom guitars, and their Viking hollowbody is a pretty sexy looking guitar. Take a look at that, too.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hagstrom-Viking-SemiHollow-Electric-Guitar?sku=513354
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#10
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im want to get a 5129
or a 5120

for bang for buck, cant go wrong with the epiphone dot, or the dot studio
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Quote by Lil Macker
I would personally get the Gretsch one, because I have a soft spot for them. But bear in mind, you won't be able to do some crazy whammy bar stuff without locking tuners, because Bigsbys are designed for smooth vibrato, so yeah.


Yer, bear in mind that bigsby style trems sound alot different to standard bridge trems. I personally don't like the sound of em, but thats your choice. Played a lovely 62 reissue tele, that was practically perfect, but the bigsby put me off, both sounds, and it got in the way alot.
#12
I picked up an Epiphone Sheraton II and absolutely love it. A lot of people prefer them to Casinos but I haven't played one so I can't comment on that. I picked mine up for cheap! $400 used in mint condition.