Semi hollow body guitar recommendation ES-335 that plays like a strat

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  1. sunkidd

    sunkidd Member

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    Fender Coronado...:hide.....:hide2...:eek:





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    This is exactly what I thought when I saw the OP's post! hehehehehehe
     
  3. KONTAKTMOI

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    Hmm, I was in the market for one of those.. one of the first release - hand-signed ones and I found out they are a "one sound / tone" monster.. so I chickened out ! But.. I know it's me..I just cannot get tones out of a Gibson...and boy did I try!!
     
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    I have never owned a Gibson myself, but a friend owned a Johnny A and I have seen Johnny A play love using these guitars. He was getting a lot of sounds out of those guitars. That model is far from a one sound type of guitar. It’s more versatile than a 335(which is already an really versatile guitar). The 25.5 scale and ebony board gives it some snap. The bigsby adds to the sound(the hardware itself) and makes it easy to get into Gretch land. It’s like a mix of a Gibson and Gretch with a little bit of Fender thrown in.
     
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    I often have trouble switching between neck shapes. I am able to switch between my Strat's and PRS S2 Singlecut Semi-Hollow, with a Pattern Regular neck. It has a 10" radius neck (Strat's = 9.5"), but it's still more of a D shape.

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    I've got a red one of those plus two 335's with split coils. I kept my strat long enough to make sure I could dial in my fave strat tones on the three and then sold it and haven't looked back.
     
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    The 90's Hamer Echotones that where made in Korea are 25.5. I have one and its a great guitar. I had extra gibson pickups so I put them in the guitar. I love it. The newer Echotones made in china are 24 scale.
     
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    This ... but I would still try to find a Gibson 335 with a neck profile that you might like.
     

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