Inexpensive Hollow Bodies

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  1. jwguitar

    jwguitar Well-Known Member

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    Other than the obvious guitars such as the Epiphone hollowbody models, what are some of your favorite inexpensive but good hollowbodies?

    What other hollowbodies that go for less than say $799 new or so do you like? Here is a video of me playing my Washburn HB15:

     
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    Douglas made a nice one when they were produced by Saein (Shine). Not sure about newer ones though...

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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    I love my SX GG7 which was a $120 B-stock from Rondo. It is the one in my avatar. Best money I ever spent on an inexpensive guitar.

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    You may have heard of this brand called Agile...
     
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    If you like orange, then you can't go wrong with this:
    https://www.rondomusic.com/Agile_Cool_Cat_Sunset_Orange.html
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    If you want to go a bit cheaper, look at this one.
    I haven't tried it, and the brand is sometimes hit-or-miss, but I like the IVY (or IYV) guitars that I did keep. Amazon makes orders and returns a breeze, so keep trying till you get a good one :)

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    Ive never owned a full hollowbody guitar but i bought both these ibanez am93 last month for under 450 each and there the nicest semi hollows ive ever bought other than the douglas ceti 27" scale semi hollow im currently selling on ebay . the ibanez are really nice fit and finish. ive owned a few of the firefly semi hollow and there ok for the money but need 100.00 thrown at them to be really nice. the full hollow body are so big to me there not comfortable to play standing up for me as i dont play sitting down lol.
     

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    Peavey JF-1—an extremely nice 335-style for 1/10th the price and half the weight (yet with full block), with a very comfortable C neck, good stock pickups. Excellent quality, street price around $499, got mine new on Reverb for my offer of $329 …
     
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    If you don't mind me asking what kind of pickup in the neck position. That looks like a really good guitar.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    It is a T.V. Jones "Supertron."
     
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    I don’t own a hollow body. I have acoustics, solid body electrics, and semi-hollow electrics. What am
    I missing out on by not having a hollow body electric?
     
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    That is a very cool pickup. I don't think I have ever seen one of those before. TV Jones makes a great pickup.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Well, it came stock on my Gretsch 6122-1959 and I fell in love with it there.



    So I have used it on a few guitars since. For example my Douglas WNO-630.

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    I love the MF Private Reserve demo guy....he can play a bit...
     
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    Firefly 338 $139
     
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    I had an Archer Semi-Hollow that was made in the same factory and in fact had the Douglas Model number printed inside the Soundhole. Only guitar I ever regret selling. :sick:

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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    The only one of those I ever saw "in the flesh" was in Gruhn Guitars in Nashville back in 2008. It was the Douglas model.
    They were asking nearly double the new price from Rondo. I wanted to buy it but not at that price.
    They said they could not bargain as it was on consignment as part of an estate sale.
    I told them it was nearly double retail, they said they knew that but didn't know it when they took it on consignment.
    I liked it better than the Agile AS-820/1000.
    So I can understand why you regret selling yours.
     
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    I have 2 Firefly FF338's, amazing guitars for the price. A schecter TSH-1 and a Gretch Streamliner. All of them have a voice and different feel.
     
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    It just had that whole body resonance when you plucked the strings. Sounded almost good enough to play Unplugged all the time. The body (as can see in the pic) was very highly figured and the finish was quite thin.. I entered a period of temporary insanity and then it was gone.
     
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    A hollowbody with 15 watts and a 112 can be played and has a similar feel to an lp in front of a 412 50w marshall. You can dance on that line of resonance and sustain near feedback. And you dont need alot of gain.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    I guess the best way to describe it as another tool in your toolbox.
    Unless all you play is metal, then you should skip them. :)
    Usually a mellower voice than from solid bodies or semi-hollows.
     
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