Cheap Semi-Hollow with a good body?

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  1. Fatso Forgotso

    Fatso Forgotso Member

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    Hey guys. I'm fairly new here, and I'm after a fairly cheap doublecut semi-hollow guitar with a good body and set neck, either maple or mahogany. I'd like it to have some sort of Bigsbyesque tailpiece too, but it's not an absolute necessity. I don't really care for the electronics seeing as I'm planning on rewiring and modding everything. I don't really wanna pay more than about £150, which means I'd probably have to go used. Any suggestions as to what guitars I could look for? Thanks in advance.

    - Faisal :BEER
     
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    im really impressed with Hagstrom. higher quality, lower priced than alot of other guitars
     
  3. Fatso Forgotso

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    Hmmm, Hagstrom may be a bit too expensive for me. I'll still be looking into them though, cheers!

    How about Vintage (brand) semi-hollows?
     
  4. Fatso Forgotso

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    Sorry to bump but I just found the Italia Mondial Deluxe, which has a mahogany body with a maple top, set maple neck, two humbuckers and a piezo pickup. Anyone know much about this guitar? Any information will be much appreciated. :)
     
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    epiphone
    Ibanez artcore
    Agile
    reverand
     
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    I had a girlfriend like that.... :huh
     
  7. Fatso Forgotso

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    o_O

    But yeah, I think the Italia Mondial is pretty good. There's no Reverends for much cheap, but I'll have a bigger look into Agile and Ibanez Artcores, cheers.
     
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    My vote would go to the Ibanez AS73 or Epi Dot. I've played a lot of cheap semi hollows lately, and the AS73 and Epi Dots were my favorite. The AS73 had better sounding pickups and was perhaps a bit more resonant, but the bodies & necks on both models were very nice.
     
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    Hamer Echotone maybe? Washburn HB-35 (I think that's the designation).
     
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    Ibanez Artcore, or Agile.
     
  11. Fatso Forgotso

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    The Washburn HB-35 looks good, so does the AS73. Bit over my budget though.
     
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    I think I'll be looking out for Italia Mondials and Maranellos. Anyone have any experience with them?
     
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    How about this for $179?

    Canvas semi-hollow. Picked it up a couple weeks ago, well worth the money.

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    First thing I though of too :D A cheap semi-hollow (minded woman) with a good body ;)
     
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    Perfect description of my ex as well!
     
  16. Fatso Forgotso

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    Wow, that's pretty nice. :)

    Not sure if I agree with the output jack placement, but I'll be looking out for those.
     
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    ive seen Italias online, can anyone vouch for their tone/playability/value?
     
  18. Fatso Forgotso

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    Hmmm, I'm hoping to hear good things about them.

    Howsabout a Washburn HB30 and a Bigsby?
     
  19. Fatso Forgotso

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    I think I might be going with a Tanglewood Memphis thingy (Dot copy) and a Bigsby. Anyone know much about the Tanglewood?
     
  20. Oakley

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    Do you mean Vantage? The Vantage 635 is a great guitar and probably in your price range. They can only be had used as they're no longer made.

    Another great value in a used guitar is the Hofner Verythin CT. A used one might be just a little more than you have in mind.
     

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