Epiphone E422t Clone or copy

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  1. dubdub

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    I've been wanting a non cutaway semi hollow for a good minute now but I cant find any budget models anywhere that resemble the Epiphone I have pictured, anyone know of any models that are currently made. I already have a pickup in mind so im definitely gonna swap whatever comes stock. Any leads? Preferably in the states, thanks.
     
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    Thanks Mars, I have a Loar LH350 and its awesome, but it has an acoustic size body, so its around 3 1/2-4 inches thick. And its more acoustic than it is an electric. From the looks of it the 309 has roughly the same size body.It would be perfect if it was a thin line body.

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    What I'm really looking for is a pure electric semi-hollow but the majority of them have double cutaways these days. I went to GC today and didnt see any non cutaway electrics, I'm guessing its an outdated idea ;/. I'm gonna keep looking though.
     
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    Find an old ES 125T. They're usually very affordable.
     
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    Thanks Slider, while that certainly fits the bill. I'm seeing them for around $1,900, I'm looking for something around $400-700 range. Not really looking for a project guitar, if its old I would rather have it in good shape where it wont need a neck reset or repairs right out of the gate.

    I have a feeling this search is gonna be a hard one haha.
     
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    Check Godin 5th Ave Kingpin too
     
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    If you can get your budgets up a little to $1000-1200 and are patient you may well be able to find a vintage guitar without issues that fits the bill. Look for the Gibson ES120/Epiphone Granada, which was a budget version of the ES125T/Century with a Melody Maker pickup and typically sells for a little less. There's also a Guild equivalent, the T50, and if you don't mind a single cutaway the Gretsch Clipper is a cool little guitar.

    If you look for any of these models on Ebay you'll see people trying to get over $2000 for them, but there are bargains to be had as well with these models. A quick search just now brought up an Epi Granada and a Gretsch Clipper with BINs for $1100 each, and a Guild T50 with some mods for $800.
     
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    The epiphone is fully hollow, btw.
     
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