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post Sep 13 2013, 07:25 AM
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Hello community.

This is my first post. I'm somewhat of a lurker. I have a very bad case of GAS (gear acquire syndrome) and have many guitars yet only own one hollowbody (fender coronado).. which is pretty descent.

I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on an affordable yet delicious hollowbody.. I am familiar with the standards but wanted to know anyone's own personal experience with any of the following.. (or anything that I am missing)..

Gibson 335, Es 175, Midtown, 330's etc..
Guild starfire
PRS hollowbody
Hamer newport?
and of course Gretsch..

I have about a 1500.00 budget and prefer US made guitars.. not being an american snob.. I am just more familiar with usa gibson, fender etc..

Hopefully this post is an OK topic and place..
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post Sep 13 2013, 08:27 AM
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Hello at wellcome at GMC smile.gif I think I would go for Gibson 335. In this list PRS seems to be very different. If You have good expirience with 335 shaped guitars then probably it would be best choice wink.gif


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post Sep 13 2013, 01:30 PM
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Take a look at the Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion. I've played on for years and still love it.


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post Sep 13 2013, 02:28 PM
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For what its worth...I dream of owning a Gibson 335 one day..They are the coolliest guitar in my book!!! cool.gif


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post Sep 13 2013, 04:21 PM
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What type of music do you want to play on it?
The differences between a 335, a 175 and any Gretsch are night and day.

The 'thinlines' (335, PRS and Newport) are actually closer to a Les Paul than they are an actual 'jazz' archtop guitar.
The Gretsch and Guild are generally better at rock, rockabilly, trad country and janglier pop/rock (Tom Petty, the Smiths, etc).
*(not to say that you can't play other stuff on them - this is just a generalization based on my own experience and reference)
And the 175, Steve Howe not withstanding, is a straight up jazz box.

The 335 and Newport are probably the most versatile.

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post Sep 13 2013, 04:47 PM
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The Midtowns have been getting really good reviews.

I'd love to get a nice 335, Tom Bukovac gave me GAS for one


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post Sep 13 2013, 06:18 PM
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335 its in my few too when i am ripe for it smile.gif


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post Sep 14 2013, 08:19 PM
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Do you want a semi-hollow or full hollow? Many of those you've listed are semi hollow (like the 335) and would sound fairly different from a completely hollow jazz box.


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post Sep 15 2013, 08:41 PM
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Well, I would first ask you - what would you like to play with it? smile.gif


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post Sep 16 2013, 12:53 PM
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sorry to get of topic, but, does anyone else see the humor in solid8 looking for hollowbody
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post Sep 16 2013, 07:44 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum!! My vote goes for 335! I have tried even Epiphone 335 models that were fantastic guitars so you won't regret of a Gibson.


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post Sep 17 2013, 06:38 AM
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Looks like some really good suggestions here!!! I'm thrilled we have such a deep body of experience between everyone here at GMC. smile.gif This topic in particular, and a recent topic about small jazz amps reminded me how much there is to know and how little I still know about some subjects!

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QUOTE (solid8 @ Sep 13 2013, 02:25 AM) *
Hello community.

This is my first post. I'm somewhat of a lurker. I have a very bad case of GAS (gear acquire syndrome) and have many guitars yet only own one hollowbody (fender coronado).. which is pretty descent.

I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on an affordable yet delicious hollowbody.. I am familiar with the standards but wanted to know anyone's own personal experience with any of the following.. (or anything that I am missing)..

Gibson 335, Es 175, Midtown, 330's etc..
Guild starfire
PRS hollowbody
Hamer newport?
and of course Gretsch..

I have about a 1500.00 budget and prefer US made guitars.. not being an american snob.. I am just more familiar with usa gibson, fender etc..

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post Sep 17 2013, 08:05 AM
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Although it does not sound as close to the usual things that one could play on a hollowbody guitar, I was always fascinated with this:



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