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post Aug 22 2008, 05:38 AM
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Here's a pic of my new beauty. It's an Austin au796 (ES-335 clone), and if you believe the reviews on Harmony Central, just about as good as the real thing. It does sound great and plays very well. Appears to me to be higher quality than the $600 Gretsch I looked at.

I picked this one up for $165, including hard case on Ebay! I know they're dead common, but who cares.

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post Aug 22 2008, 05:48 AM
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was this the one u had ur eye on? Wut a beauty


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post Aug 22 2008, 06:10 AM
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Very nice smile.gif

Looks awesome!!
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post Aug 22 2008, 06:24 AM
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QUOTE (sigma7 @ Aug 21 2008, 09:48 PM) *
was this the one u had ur eye on? Wut a beauty


Yes, this is the one. They said it was Mint, and it is, although I can see it was played a lot. It really does have better tone than I ever thought it would.


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post Aug 22 2008, 07:37 AM
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That is beautiful, I love these hollowbodys. Im hoping to get one very similair for christmas cool.gif


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post Aug 22 2008, 11:36 AM
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Looks really good smile.gif


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post Aug 22 2008, 11:42 AM
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I love hollow body guitars , have one myself too smile.gif

Congrats man , looks beautiful , and the price is great! smile.gif


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post Aug 22 2008, 11:49 AM
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Looks great! You got that for a good price!
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post Aug 22 2008, 11:55 AM
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A nice semihollowbody.....looks just like Epiphone Dot I had for a short while before I sold it, but it was very nice.


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post Aug 22 2008, 12:11 PM
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Looks really nice, congratulations.


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post Aug 22 2008, 03:05 PM
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Look great man, you change the pickups and you'll have one great guitar smile.gif


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post Aug 22 2008, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Aug 22 2008, 07:05 AM) *
Look great man, you change the pickups and you'll have one great guitar smile.gif


Suggestions for pickups? I think these are Alnico, cheap ones of course. And how DO you work on the electronics on these things with no access hatch?

I'd like to put a B-7 Bigsby on it as well... I love that look and sound.

Thanks for all the kind words guys.

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post Aug 22 2008, 05:05 PM
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QUOTE (jdriver @ Aug 22 2008, 11:53 AM) *
Suggestions for pickups? I think these are Alnico, cheap ones of course. And how DO you work on the electronics on these things with no access hatch?

I'd like to put a B-7 Bigsby on it as well... I love that look and sound.

Thanks for all the kind words guys.

I'd get Gibson 57' Classic in the neck and 57' Classic Plus in the bridge. It will sound amazing!


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post Aug 22 2008, 07:01 PM
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I love hollowbodies, this thread is giving me GAS.


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post Aug 22 2008, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (Marshmall0wz @ Aug 22 2008, 09:05 AM) *
I'd get Gibson 57' Classic in the neck and 57' Classic Plus in the bridge. It will sound amazing!


Great idea, but YOWCH!! the price! They both say bridge position, but one will work in the neck position? I've never replaced any.


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post Aug 23 2008, 02:58 AM
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QUOTE (jdriver @ Aug 22 2008, 02:15 PM) *
Great idea, but YOWCH!! the price! They both say bridge position, but one will work in the neck position? I've never replaced any.

it will sound very close to a gibson es-335 if you put in those pickups. try and find them on ebay. oh and the 57 classic PLUS is for the bridge, not the other one

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post Aug 23 2008, 04:03 AM
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QUOTE (jdriver @ Aug 22 2008, 11:53 AM) *
Suggestions for pickups? I think these are Alnico, cheap ones of course. And how DO you work on the electronics on these things with no access hatch?

I'd like to put a B-7 Bigsby on it as well... I love that look and sound.

Thanks for all the kind words guys.



Adding a B-7 Bigsby would be awesome!! smile.gif A set of new pickups as well and your ready to go.

Congrats on your new purchase!


Edit: PS, if it where me I might take off the pickguard to show the other "F" hole (see what it looks like). Just a thought.

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post Aug 23 2008, 04:40 AM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Aug 22 2008, 08:03 PM) *
Adding a B-7 Bigsby would be awesome!! smile.gif A set of new pickups as well and your ready to go.

Congrats on your new purchase!


Edit: PS, if it where me I might take off the pickguard to show the other "F" hole (see what it looks like). Just a thought.


OK, you talked me into it. B-7 is on the way. As for pups, the 57's sound like a good choice, but I'm going to wait for Ivan "Mr. Tone" Milenkovic to chime in.

Not sure if I trust myself to be careful enough after taking off the pick guard, we'll see.


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post Aug 23 2008, 04:45 AM
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Man that's great!!

You can always put the pickguard back on. It's just a few screws. You have to see it. wink.gif


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