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

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  1. SirStarreveld

    SirStarreveld Member

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    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

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    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

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    I'd do the Gibson because I personally prefer the Gibson scale and P-90s.
     
  4. Mitch T

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    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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