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Old 02-06-2012, 05:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ah, just get a Les Paul
Or buy two better non-Gibson guitars for the same price.

@Peppermint - not sure why your links don't work for anyone outside your region but it's not a huge deal. Personally I'd go for the Burns over the Ric.

Since you seem to like vintage instruments have you ever checked out Eastwood guitars? They specialize in selling authentic replicas built with modern quality. I've never actually had the chance to try them myself but they seem to have a decent enough reputation - Welcome to Eastwood® Guitars.com
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Or buy two better non-Gibson guitars for the same price.

@Peppermint - not sure why your links don't work for anyone outside your region but it's not a huge deal. Personally I'd go for the Burns over the Ric.

Since you seem to like vintage instruments have you ever checked out Eastwood guitars? They specialize in selling authentic replicas built with modern quality. I've never actually had the chance to try them myself but they seem to have a decent enough reputation - Welcome to Eastwood® Guitars.com
I have a eastwood classic 6. I really like the neck on it and it is really smooth and thin but it has horrid fret buzz that doesn't seem to want to go away, I don't really care about the fret buzz though really so it is not a big deal for me. There are also some minor cosmetic problems like built up varnish on corners of the F holes and on some parts of the binding around the body. If you can find a dealer of their guitars around it may be a much better idea than buying online since you can try them out without worrying about shipping problems if you decide you do not like it. Unfortunately for me my guitar experience was very limited at the time of buying my guitar so I had not much of an idea that there was some issues with it. I did get it for a really good deal though still so I am not complaining.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a eastwood classic 6. I really like the neck on it and it is really smooth and thin but it has horrid fret buzz that doesn't seem to want to go away, I don't really care about the fret buzz though really so it is not a big deal for me. There are also some minor cosmetic problems like built up varnish on corners of the F holes and on some parts of the binding around the body. If you can find a dealer of their guitars around it may be a much better idea than buying online since you can try them out without worrying about shipping problems if you decide you do not like it. Unfortunately for me my guitar experience was very limited at the time of buying my guitar so I had not much of an idea that there was some issues with it. I did get it for a really good deal though still so I am not complaining.
Thanks....that`s good to know! I have considered getting a Eastwood Tenor but like you mentioned, it`s better to lay your hands on before buying.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Anyone who wants a site that has got great coppies and some original designs should look at Rondo Music. Their guitar woods, necks are amazing. The hardware and nut are not so great but if you are handy with setups and have a nut you want to buy or already have they can be some of the best playing sounding guitars out their. I have a p90 strat copy from them which has new electronics/hardware/trem and I like it better than all the mexi's I have had including the 69 reissue thinline tele. Again if you are willing to put in the work you can spend under 300 dollars and get a guitar that will rival the real deal. I really want to order one of the agile 2000 les pauls coppies!

Ps> They have basses as well. The jazz coppies are amazing!

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Ugh, les pauls...I was looking for one a while back to round out my collection. Played like 6 or so and even bought one, but I ended up taking it back after realising I'd convinced myself to like it because it was good "For a les paul", not because it was a really nice guitar.

**** Les Pauls.
Check out the Yamaha Sg. Im sure you have seen it before but in case you havnt its like a Paul SG hybrid. The ones I have seen were about as thick aas a Les Paul Jr but had the maple cap. They were double horned so it inda took the paul tone and added the sg playability. I just wish I could find one for a reasonable price god damnit.

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Left-handed Jazzmaster is the way to go; works brilliantly with effects pedals, and sounds great with only an exceptionally great post game and defense.

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If Jazzmasters are anything like Jaguars (and they usually are) be advised that you'll also be buying the WIDEST neck you'll ever wrap your hand around. It's not quite as wide as the few 7 strings I've tried but the neck on my Jaguar is noticeably the widest in my collection.
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I plan on making The next guitar I purchase a hollow body or semi-hollow body. I hear that hollow bodies tend to have feedback problems, and semi-hollow bodies have less feedback. Is this true? How do full hollow bodies sound when plugged into an amp with distortion?

I need some help measuring out the pros and cons of each guitar. Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.

I currently have a solid body electric and an acoustic. I've been undecided on whether or not my next guitar should be electric or acoustic. So I figure I'll just get a hollow or semi-hollow body - a little taste of both worlds.

I hear that full hollow bodies sound good when you play them unplugged, and they project sound kind of like an acoustic. But do semi-hollow bodies have a noticeable difference between solid bodies when played unplugged?


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I've been doing some research. I saw someone say that their full hollow body sounded better than their acoustic when it was unplugged. That's a good thing for me, that's what I want. I hear that they're good for playing jazz and a soft B.B. King style blues when they are plugged in. But can they be used to play a loud, distorted rock n roll or metal style?

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I prefer Semi-hollow body's, imho lol. But a hollow body sounds good distorted. Jack White uses a one on Seven Nation Army.
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I plan on making The next guitar I purchase a hollow body or semi-hollow body. I hear that hollow bodies tend to have feedback problems, and semi-hollow bodies have less feedback. Is this true? How do full hollow bodies sound when plugged into an amp with distortion?

I need some help measuring out the pros and cons of each guitar. Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.

I currently have a solid body electric and an acoustic. I've been undecided on whether or not my next guitar should be electric or acoustic. So I figure I'll just get a hollow or semi-hollow body - a little taste of both worlds.

I hear that full hollow bodies sound good when you play them unplugged, and they project sound kind of like an acoustic. But do semi-hollow bodies have a noticeable difference between solid bodies when played unplugged?


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I've been doing some research. I saw someone say that their full hollow body sounded better than their acoustic when it was unplugged. That's a good thing for me, that's what I want. I hear that they're good for playing jazz and a soft B.B. King style blues when they are plugged in. But can they be used to play a loud, distorted rock n roll or metal style?
You can play anything on any guitar. A semi hollow can handle pretty much anything if you know how to set your amps and pedals while a full hollow body will pretty much always have some feedback with high gain. Lots of guys like that though. As for it sounding better than acoustic unplugged, thats crap a decent acoustic cant be beat, thats why its called an ACOUSTIC.

Here is a video of QOTSA where I think they both are using full hollow bodies.


Here is one of townsend using one, he often did and played some relatively hi ish gain stuff with it.

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You can play anything on any guitar. A semi hollow can handle pretty much anything if you know how to set your amps and pedals while a full hollow body will pretty much always have some feedback with high gain. Lots of guys like that though. As for it sounding better than acoustic unplugged, thats crap a decent acoustic cant be beat, thats why its called an ACOUSTIC.

Here is a video of QOTSA where I think they both are using full hollow bodies.


Here is one of townsend using one, he often did and played some relatively hi ish gain stuff with it.



Just repeating what I read. Maybe he has a really ****ty acoustic. And ya, you can play any style on any kind of guitar, but I guess there are little things about certain guitars that make them better for what the guitarist is trying to achieve.

Is there really that much of a difference between solid body, semi-hollow and fully hollow electric?

Is there really that much of a difference between an acoustic-electric and a fully hollow bodied electric?

I already have a solid body, so if I want to play some stuff with high gain I could just use that. I guess what I'm looking for is something that sounds good when it's unplugged, but I don't really want an acoustic; I want to also be able to plug it up and play some blues or jazz, and even some rock with a little gain behind it. I think fully hollow matches that description.

That being said, what would you recommend?

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