Options for LP- or Tele-sized solid-body semi-hollows?

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  1. guitarlifestyle

    guitarlifestyle I like guitars. Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a smaller solid-body semi-hollow guitar and am wondering what options are out there for around $2000-2500 or less. Ideally I'd like to find something that is around the size of a Telecaster or a Les Paul and that has a fairly thin neck. I prefer humbuckers as well.

    I'm aware of the following:

    Gibson CS-336
    Tom Anderson Hollow Cobra / Drop T

    What else is out there?
     
  2. GrungeMan

    GrungeMan Supporting Member

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    There's the Les Paul ES Florentine and Tele Thinline, have you tried either?
     
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  3. guitarlifestyle

    guitarlifestyle I like guitars. Silver Supporting Member

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    I have tried a Heritage Millennium, which was similar in size to the ES Florentine model, but I haven't tried the ES Les Paul yet. I've owned several of the MIM Tele Thinlines and wasn't blown away by any of them. I'd like to try one of the short-lived MIA models with the 9.5" radius, but those are difficult to find.
     
  4. SouthpawGuy

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    Heritage Prospect ... pictured beside a Heritage Millie.

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    As the Millie is semi solid, and the Prospect is semi hollow the two sound very different.


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    G&L ASAT Deluxe semi hollow ...

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    Not sure the "semi" in the ASAT Deluxe does that much for the tone, it sounds similar to the solid body version of the same model.
     
  5. custom53

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    Hamer 3 hole Duotone.. With Piezo Bridge.. Or the "F" hole version..

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    guitarlifestyle I like guitars. Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm curious about the Prospects, although my understanding is that they're laminate and not solid-bodies. I used to own a Millennium SAE model, and it was a really nice guitar.
     

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