Who makes a double cutaway solid body that looks like this:

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  1. Drew68

    Drew68 Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for current builders, American or foreign, who are making double cutaway solid body guitars shaped like Les Pauls. Gibson isn't doing this.

    Back in the 70s, Ace Frehley had his damaged Tobacco Sunburst repaired and it came out like the shape I'm looking for:

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    In the late 1970s, Ed Seelig built a handful of "Worthington" guitars also utilizing this same shape:

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    Here is a video. Forward to the 36 minute mark to learn more about this rare guitar that found its way to players such as Gary Richrath, Howard Leese, and Joe Walsh.



    More recently, Heritage was doing something similar with their now discontinued H-170.

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    I know Hamer and Gibson made double cutaway carved-top guitars but these tended to utilize the Les Paul Junior shape and not a Standard Les Paul shape. Picky, I know. I just love the way these guitars look, particularly the Worthington (as seen in the live "Riding the Storm Out" we all watched on MTV ages ago).

    Anyone know of anything out there that looks like these?
     
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  2. Benz2112

    Benz2112 Supporting Member

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    There is a guy in the UK named James Collins, who makes exquisite looking solid and semi hollow versions of that body shape. If you are on a budget, perhaps a used Hamer Studio?
     
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    Nice.

    What about Hamer?
     
  5. Drew68

    Drew68 Supporting Member

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    Not quite there but probably between the Ibanez above, as close as I'm going to get without commissioning a custom job.


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    I'd think there's be more builders.
     
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    massacre Silver Supporting Member

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    Looks like my Vega SG-99
    But Vega went out of business decades ago.

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    Jayyj Supporting Member

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    Gordon Smith do double cut versions of their 'Graduate' Les Paul style models. They're really nice guitars as well.
     
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    Mickey_C The Original Racketeer Gold Supporting Member

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    Gretsch. Both proline and electromatic.

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    electromatic version

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    Drew68 Supporting Member

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    Those are beautiful as well.

    https://www.jamescollinsguitars.com/
     
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    Epiphone Genesis, I think they reissued this a couple years ago:
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    The Ibanez Artist series was rereleased a few years back. I have one in cherryburst.
     
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    You can't go wrong with an Ibanez Artist, a Hamer or a Yamaha SG in my opinion. As long as the look is close enough for you they're worth a look. Older Ibanez guitars, Hamers and Yamahas have been going up in price over the years but they still turn up at reasonable prices on my local (Vancouver) CL fairly regularly.
     
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    They're very good value for a British made guitar, and they are genuinely made from scratch in that workshop as well. And our currency's worth buttons these days so it's a double win if you're across the Atlantic!
     
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    Entry level Gibson.

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