yeah. i realize that i named the thread incorrectly.
i am aware that the casino is in fact a true hollowbody guitar, but i'm still torn between the hagstrom and the casino. any insights?
i guess the best way to describe the type of music i play is classic rock with an alt. country/southern rock edge to it. i guess somewhat similar to wilco in terms of musical stylings? i definitely use a fair bit of overdrive, so i guess the casino is kind of out of the question. can someone tell me more about the build quality and other pros and cons about either the riviera or the hagstroms? (chances are i'll swap out the pickups anyway)What styles of music do you want to play on this guitar?
Yah...it's all about what genre you're playing...
I have a Casino I love, but loud with distortion? Moo city.
The Hags seem cool, but...
Check out Epiphone Rivieras also...they come in mini humbucker, full humbucker, P90's (the P93), and with humbucker-sized P90s, P94s (The Valensi Rivieras).
All are semi-hollows. I have two!
I have to admit that though my '67 Riv is my favorite, I am intrigued by the Valensi models with the hum sized P90s. (It's funny there aren't more semi hollows with P90s...)Oooo, amazing, I agree with this fella about something! The Riviera (original version only: mini-hums; none of that other crap is Riviera!) is such a cool gtr! I had a ko-ree-un made that was an astounding gtr for it's price class. It had a mahogany center block, as opposed to the usual maple, making for a pleasing, warm, fat response. To me most semi-hollows with a maple center block sound like solid body gtrs. When I find a sixties Riv with a neck I can dig, I will unload a lotta crap and buy it!!