Electrics & hollowbodies with 15" lower bout?

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  1. bluesmandan

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    I had an Eastman T185MX for awhile, and liked the size. Who else makes 15" body electrics? I think the new Ibanez SS300 is one. Are there many others?
     
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    I also found this website: http://danlovesguitars.com/2010/10/smaller-than-es-175/

    It has a list of a few. It's an older list, though, and some of these are discontinued models...
    (the formatting didn't stay with a cut and paste, but here is the info...)

    Make & Model Body Top Neck Width Depth Scale Nut FB PUs Est $
    D’AquistoNY Electric Jr LMp SS 1pMp 15 2.5 24.75 NA E 1FH $4900(L)
    Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno LMp LMp Mg 14.75 2.75 24.75 1 11/16 E 1SH $4075(D)
    Sadowsky SS-15 LMp LMp Mg 14.75 2.75 24.75 1 3/4 E 1SH $3975(D)
    D’Aquisto Jazz Line Jr LMp LMp 1pMp 15 2.5 24.75 NA E 2SH $4800(L)
    D’Angelico Excel-SS LMp LMp 2pMp 14.75 1.75 25 1 11/16 E 2SH $1795(D)
    Ibanez GB10 Mp S 3pMp 14.75 3.25 24.75 1 11/16 E 2FH $3100(O)
    Eastman 803-15ce SMp SS Mp 15 2.75 25 1.75 E 2SH $1795(O)
    Eastman El Rey Mp SS Mg 14 2 25 1.75 E 2SH $1995(O)
     
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    both priced well above the eastman but they are both 15 inch wide....

    Artinger hollowbody standard
    Thorn grantura
     
  5. The bear

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    The Thorn is actually 14.75 at the lower bout.
    Collings soco and I-35 are all 15'.
     
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    Ibanez AG series if you want bang for your buck, lots of options on models/price levels. If you can find an AG195 united series go for it, they are sweet.
     
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    Heritage Prospect on the right is a 15" body,

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    My Paul Rhoney Oceana Marquis is 15 and change...smaller than a 335 for sure, and even more "deceptive" in size due to the top carve. Super comfortable for a bigger-bodied guitar.
     
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    I see plenty of rounding when it comes to guitar widths. usually something within a quarter of an inch is just called 15 inches or 16 inches. fairly generic. if the OP is looking for something exactly 15 inches wide the field will be fairly small.
     
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    Ibanez GB-10 (i.e. George Benson) is 14.75".
     
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    If you want to spend some money


    There's the Gibson Lee Ritenour L-5 at 15.5 inches

    http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Archtop/Gibson-Custom/Lee-Ritenour-L-5.aspx

    One of our TGP members, Danny W, has a collection of L5 signatures at 15.5"

    See post #3
    http://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/guitar-amps-gizmos/38696-why-lack-smaller-archtops.html#post469122


    Campellone has a 15" archtop guitar

    http://www.mcampellone.com/Models/ep.htm


    The Benedetto Bambino models are 14.5"

    http://benedettoguitars.com/guitars/professional-series/


    And lots of other small builders have been doing 15 or even 14 inch bodies

    The Godin 5th Avenue series are more affordable archtop guitars with 16 inch bodies

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    Still the Thorn is listed by a dealer as 14.75.
     
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    I've played 14's, 15's, and 16's. It's like Goldilocks. This one is too big. This one is too small. This one is just right. I like 15's.
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Heatley Retromatic is 15" I believe.
     
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    For myself, I can never get enough of your guitar pictures


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    We built a body style called the Single 15". We're not building anything any more but they come used from time to time for pretty affordable prices.
     
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    Collings SoCo has a 16" option- so if you go that route be aware it can come in 15 or 16.

    FWIW Gibson 339 and 359 are 14" I believe if you want smaller yet.
     
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    I've played both the Collings I-35 and the Heritage Prospect. Both were very comfortable, and the Heritage can be found used around $1500.
     

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