Help me find: Hollowbody w/ 25.5" Fret scale - Got an Artinger

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  1. Heady Jam Fan

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    Got an Artinger - initial thoughts on page 3

    Looking for a 25.5" fret scale fully hollowbody guitar, kinda Trey Anastasio style. I looked a number of options, trying to get your opinions. Nothing as big as an ES 335.

    People have suggested PRS, but they are 25" scale. Old Schechter hollows seem ok...

    Also looked at Equator, seems great; Abyss guitars seems great; AO guitars as well; I also like Bill Wilkat's work

    I don't wanna skimp on quality for price, but also don't want to pay marked up prices for no reason (ie, I am sure Languedoc is best, but cannot afford it).
     
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    Hmm, didn't see any hollowbodies... couple chambered ones.?.
     
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    What about the Gibson Johnny A model?
     
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    A Heritage Prospect which has a body one inch smaller than a 335 can be ordered with a 25.5 inch scale.
     
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    Gretsch Tennessee Rose or White Falcon are both 25.5"
     
  7. Heady Jam Fan

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    Cool guitars too - the Prospect is a Semi-Hollow, their hollows look pretty large.

    The Johnny A looks pretty nice and probably fits the bill - definitely add it to my list to consider. I find the headstock on Gibson's to be a bit too heavy sometimes and I prefer a single tone and volume knob, but definitely on the right track.

    Yea - Gretsch has some options too. I would probably opt for one without the trem.

    Thanks Guys! Keep 'em coming!
     
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    Nice - definitely looks old-school/vintage.
     
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    I currently own 2 Equators (1 Standard and 1 Simple), and recently sold 1 (a Standard) because I have another (a Mini) under construction now. They're great guitars at a fair price, and David Coleman is a great builder to work with.
     
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    What made you sell the Standard - anything aside from price? I have heard it is significantly above the quality of the others in tonal warmth and physical balance? I suspect part of the price difference is the bent sides (which I guess adds to tone).

    I am still trying to place his prices - the Standard is about 4.5 IIRC, I know someone who can sell me one for 3.5, which I really want to do, but in the due-diligence part of my research (and trying to sell 2 guitars I have for funds). If I got one made for me I would have to go with a custom, probably mini depending on how much they cost these days.
     
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    Used Hamer Monaco Std 25&1/2" scale Hollow w/ Bigsby. Great build, great playing and a steal used around $1200-1400
     
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    Yeah I forgot that about the Prospect...and I own one! It has a block attached to the top but the block doesn't go all the way to the back. Sort of a semi hollow hollow. :p

    How about a Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno or SS 15? He has made a Bruno with 2 pickups as well. Never mind...not a 25.5 scale..

     
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    Yea, I think those came out right after I got a Thinline like 10 years ago, when I joined my first jazz band - they got great reviews IIRC. I have to look at the versions but I thought they were semi hollow.
     
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    The Heritage Prospect can also be ordered fully hollow, and also with P-90s.
     
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    Rob Engel -- designed to get a hollowbody sound at electric volumes (without feedback!). He has 14", 15", and 16" models, all with 25.5" scale. http://www.engelguitars.com He knows his wood and electronics, too.
     
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    What about a Fender Coronado? Saw Jimmie Vaughn playing one last week in Austin.
     
  19. DannyTolchiner

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    I'm a huuuge Trey fan. Take a look at the Johnny A Gibson. It's 25.5 and fully hollow. Expensive, but truly an incredible guitar.

    My Johnny A (with Antiquity pickups)
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    Me with the best guitar player that ever was.
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    If you're chasing Trey's sound, though, you WANT that feedback.
     

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