Help me find a hollowbody!

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  1. rickenbackerkid

    rickenbackerkid Member

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    Hey guys. I'm shopping for a 3rd guitar.
    I really like Gibson 335's, but at that price point I don't want a guitar that is made of pressed laminate.

    My guitars are Fenderish, so I'm looking for something quite different.
    I want a set neck, 24.75 scale and humbuckers.

    Is there anything out there that is kind of like a 335 but built better?

    My other guitars are a Strat (for clean), G&L ASAT special (for break up) and I want a guitar for big fat overdrive sounds. I just use a BD-2 for drive and leave it on, the dynamics of my playing and the guitars output control the distortion. The only other effects I use is delay and a fuzz for lead playing.

    Cheers
    Ben.
     
  2. Mark 63

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    Yossi Member

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    I can tell you that with out a doubt the PRS Hollowbody and Piezo will give you amazing tone, versatility and playability. Awesome guitar!
     
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    tvegas99 Silver Supporting Member

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    Colloings I-35's are awesome and can be found during these times for great prices, a little pricey though...
     
  6. XKnight

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    The Gibson 336 is made of solid Mahogany with a carved Maple top. Excellent guitar with a smaller body size than a 335. Tone lies somewhere between a 335 and a LP.
     
  7. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    Pressed laminate is not a bad thing in acoustic and semi guitars I've recently learned. It somehow helps control feedback.

    GAD
     
  8. dantedayjob

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    +1! PRS HB is a phenomenal guitar...


    Of course, there's always Gretsch... unique tone if you dig it... spruce top country club has a real sweet tone and the 6118T is a pretty affordable (relatively!) and cool guitar
     
  9. Rumble

    Rumble Instrumental Rocker Silver Supporting Member

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    What about a Rickenbacker. Something like a 360 model? They're crafted from a solid block of wood that is carved out. Set neck, 24 3/4 scale, neck at nut same as a Fender Strat (1 5/8ths). High-Gain p/ups are smokin' (not humbuckers though). Try one, you'll like it.
     
  10. jpage

    jpage Silver Supporting Member

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    Why a hollowbody for big fat overdriven sounds? Feedback city my man.
     
  11. rickenbackerkid

    rickenbackerkid Member

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    Precisely! I want a guitar that reacts to volume! I would love a Ricky 330 or 360 but I really don't need another chim-y guitar.
     
  12. dantedayjob

    dantedayjob Member

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    I think the previously mentioned PRS HB is what your after then!
     
  13. devilrob1979

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    Edwards ES-335 type guitars are made with solid top and back. Mine really rings and it certainly reacts to volume. Price was $1200 or so plus shipping I believe. Gotoh hardware, Duncan pickups, nitro finish. It's a pretty awesome guitar.

    http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/sa/E-SA-138LTC.html
     

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