Does this guitar exist?

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  1. 909one

    909one Member

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    Ok, there has to be guitar out there with this combo....
    Anyone have any ideas?

    1 11/16" nut width.
    25 1/2" inch scale.
    Thin hollow body. NO center block to prevent feedback.
    Tune-o-matic bridge. (not Gretsch Violin style)
    Made in Japan or US - no Korea or China.

    Basically i am looking for guitar with the neck of Gretsch and the body of an Epiphone Casino.

    I owned a Gretsch Tennessee Rose.. it was almost there but the strings are too high above the body at the bridge due to the violin style bridge.

    I borrowed an Elitist Casino. Also almost there... but the nut width is too skinny, my fingers keep getting tripped up.

    The only guitars that are close to this are early 60's dot neck es-330's and Casino's but they are too expensive and they still don't have the long scale length.

    I have been checking out Reverend, Dusenburg, Hofner, First Act, none of these have exactly those specs. Any other ideas?
     
  2. Mrjoelv

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    The Gibson Johnny A. I comes with a Tune-o-matic or a Bigbsy, 1 11/16" nut, 25 1/2" scale. No center block.
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  3. jedistar

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  4. 909one

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    Yeah i was checking out the Hofner...
    Do you own one? do you like?
     
  5. jedistar

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    No sorry - never seen one in the flesh..They are certainly up there cost wise...but would be surprised if their finish wasn't better than the gibbos.

    This one looke gorgeous - price seems very low ? not sure where it is made..perhaps they have a cheaper range like PRS

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Hofner-Contempo...oryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    and
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Hofne...ZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem


    Guitar center also sells them
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Hofner-...tric-Guitar-511778-i1147266.gc?source=4WDTWXX
     
  6. FloridaSam

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    I had an Aria like this TA-61. Its completely hollow, has a variatone and is one that I really regret getting rid of. Played like a dream, very nicelly finished too.

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  7. playon

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    I own a Johnny A signature stop-tail and it's a killer guitar, I've been playing it for about 3 years, it and my Tele are my main guitars. Long scale thin hollow bodies are hard to find. The one pictured above is the newer Standard version with a mahoghany top and rosewood fingerboards. The original signatures have a maple top & ebony FB are bright sounding for a humbucker guitar. I'd love to have one of the new JA standards but they seem rare as hen's teeth.
     
  8. Hammertone

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    The Johnny A body is hollowed out of a chunk of solid mahogany except for a small area under the bridge that connects the back to the solid wood top cap.

    The Verythin Classic body has a full block made of a single piece of spruce carved to match the contours of the top and back. The top is laminated spruce and the back is laminated "Anigree" or African Maple.

    Both really cool guitars, close to but not quite matching your spec. Worth trying out IMO.
     

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