Gibson 50's Tribute vs Jim Adkins JA-90 Tele vs Gretsch Semi-Hollow vs Godin Kingpin

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by SirStarreveld, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. SirStarreveld

    SirStarreveld Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Hi guys, i'm really struggling to decide between these guitars...

    I play ambient/alternative rock/chilled finger style acoustic.

    I play in open D tuning so sometimes i'm using massive chords then switching to gentle finger picking across all the strings.

    I have a Martin OM-1 and i really want to find an electric guitar that will play and feel like my martin, yet ROCK little more with the big chords when i want it too.

    I'm thinking the gibson because it has that big wide neck like the martin and has p-90s. but it's not semi-hollow. I like the Jim adkins tele because it's semi hollow with p-90s but will it play and feel like my martin? I'm thinking a gretsch because i love the way they look and feel like they're gonna give me that nice crunchy semi-hollow sound. I'm also looking at the godin kingpin for that really jazzy acoustic/electric sound that's bang in the middle of an acoustic and electric.

    As you can tell.... i really need your help guys.

    Thanks :)
  2. gkoelling

    gkoelling Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    In The Basement
    I had a 50s Tribute in 2010 and it was chambered. Are they not doing that now?

    If you want something closer to an acoustic tone with a wider neck and P90s, why not look at an Epiphone Casino?
  3. Custom50

    Custom50 Member

    Nov 3, 2007
    Nova Scotia, Canada.
    I'd do the Gibson because I personally prefer the Gibson scale and P-90s.
  4. Mitch T

    Mitch T Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    EU citizen
    If you want to rock but want the feel of acoustic, you'd better look at full hollows. Both the Godin and Gretsches are great, albeit immensely different (overall feel, neckshape, looks...)

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