Giananni Semi Hollows Anyone?

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  1. Fat Jack

    Fat Jack Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Fat Jack Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I have not tried one but have bought from a Giannini seller who sold other stuff that I’m assuming comes from same factory. Overall pretty good quality for non brand named china factory. Won’t be as good as an Epiphone main line China item but could be great.
     
  5. Fat Jack

    Fat Jack Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah Nick, kinda thinking it would be just okay quality. Think I'll just wait until I find the Gretsch I can't live without at a price I can afford.
     
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    I've got one with chrome hardware and closed cover pickups, never saw one with gold and that style of knobs so I don't know if it's older, newer or just an upgraded model over mine. Not to contradict @Niko Souza but I will say the build quality is excellent and comparable to my Epi Dot, Casino and Sheraton II. However, with all MIC guitars, the wild card is QC and one can be great and the next one off the line not so much. I also have a couple Giannani LP style and they also are put together extremely well. They're all miles ahead of anything from the small MIC vendors on AE/DH/eBay:

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    Fat Jack Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Betting it's upgrades. I'll keep an eye on it as it's got awhile. But I still really want a deal on a Gretsch of Ibby in the $ 5-750 range .
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Difficult to beat a Gretsch hollow or semi-hollow in that price range.
     
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    What is going on with those pickups pole pieces?
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Bass pickups? :)
     
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    Fat Jack Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Gentlemen, and I used the word loosely , thank you. I completely missed the pole piece deal and it's off the table as I just don't want a rewire new pickup project in a semi hollow.
     
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    Those guitars look very similar to many entry level Chinese hollow bodies. I think the bodies on these are made out of laminated basswood or birch. Either way for 275 dollars it’s worth a try. My only concern would be if the fretwork is done well. Chinese guitars are very hit or miss when it comes to fret leveling from what I have seen.
     
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    Go for the 260.00 Grote on amazon. The quality on mine is first rate. The p90 is weak but has a nice warm tone, but thats an easy change.
     
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    Thanks but I'm passing I don't do project guitars , I loathe that kind of work. I'd considered a Grote and the only left is a red with buckers. Just doesn't interest me like a real Gretsch or Ibanez hollow or semi hollow.
     
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    Good eye. WTH?
     
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    Fat Jack Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    @voodoorat Thanks if it wasn't backwards I'd jump on it. Love green Gretschs, I'll probably end up with a black 5420 as that's the model that jumps out as me. But lefty's only come in black or orange.:cry: As I understand it Fred Gretsch was more inclusive of leftys even though by his reckoning we only bought 3 to 5 % of the guitars. Fender cut way back on the lefty models when they bought out Fred. It's not often a lefty goes on sale the G&L Bluesboy is one that shows up every so often. Who knows I may end up with an upscale Ibanez hollowbody instead I'm not in a rush for either just want one.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Oh, and if you tell Fred Gretsch that Fender owns Gretsch..... DUCK!
    Fred owns Gretsch & has a contractual arrangement with Fender to handle
    production & distribution. Fred does not like doing that part himself. :)


    5622's come in blue. :)

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    So do 5420's. :)

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    And 5622's come in white with a blue stripes. :)

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    Ahhh sorry, sometimes i am blind to my right privilege


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