Are there any good ES-335 type guitars with P90"s

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  1. Sonic Reducer

    Sonic Reducer Member

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    Besides an Epiphone Casino. What else is out there?
     
  2. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Hamer Newport perhaps?
     
  3. cmatthes

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    My thoughts exactly...
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  4. rememberduane

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    Epi Elitist Sheraton has minibuckers -- they are a direct replacement for soapbars.
     
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    Yamaha SA503 TVL(Troy van Leeuwen )

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    I love Soapbars,Bigsby's and 33- type guitars, this has it all!!

    BP
     
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    Hamers are NICE guitars.
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    I have a 335 style Hamer that I put Harmonic Design Z-90s in.

    For $575 (4 for the git, 175 for the pups) I have a schweet P-90 equipped ax. Probably have to schwap out the innards at some point, but it's cool for now.
     
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    Yamaha TVL is a real fine guitar.
     
  10. lbw

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    Another vote for the ES-330. The important thing to remember is an ES-330 is a full hollowbody guitar. It does not have the centre block like the ES-335. The neck also meets the body at the 15th fret not the 19th fret like the ES-335.

    If you want those features of an ES-335 you could always put Lindy Fralin P92s, Harmonic Design Z90 or Seymour Duncan Phat Cat pickups in one!
     
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    Wow, that Hamer Newport 90 is fantastic looking! I haven't played a Newport in years and that one really has me GAS'ing bad. Hmmm...I may have to do some gear swapping/selling now. Anybody know offhand what the street price is on the Newport 90 offhand? Used estimates?

    Speaking of the ES-330 I came across this vid today whilst looking for something totally unrelated. Definitely sounds fantastic (hell, The Edge could probably make a cardboard box sound good):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMF55MAx_SU
     
  12. straticus

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    Wow! That's a real beauty!

    I've been gassing for a 335 style guitar and that Yammy does it for me. I'm going to have to check one of those things out.:AOK

    Is it semi hollow or completely hollow?
     
  13. cvansickle

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    My brother in law used to have an ES-330 fromt eh 60s that was entrusted to my care for a while. It had rich, jangley tones for clean playing, and it absolutely ROARED in a dirty amp! Feedback could be bitch though.

    Damn, I wish I still had that guitar....
     
  14. eric102673

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    Keep in mind there is a HUGE difference between something like the Casino or the ES-125s vs the 335s. The former guitars are completely hollow and the latter one has a solid block running the full length of the body. This makes for an entirely different sounding instrument IMO.

    My hollow P-90 guitar of choice is this one...

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  15. seafoamer

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    They are fully hollow, but vintage Gibson ES-225's are the shyt.
     
  16. reddgeetarzan

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    Ditto with a PRS McCarty HB1........yes, I know its a bit of a different beast as it doesn't have the center block, but I've heard it ROAR with the HD's and the Seymour full size P90's......oh yeah baby!
     
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    +1If you can find a 330 in good condition, they're really great.
     
  19. musicmind

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    Hi Guys.

    I was of the impression that all the 335 type guitars including Casino and Sheraton were semi-hollow bodies.
    Could you provide any more info/links about the differences in the actual build of these guitars.

    Thanks
     

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