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    best tone for cheap hollowbody

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    I'm thinking baout dropping some cash on a fairly cheap hollow body looking for general opinions about waht kind of tone i can expect to get. i am guessing the construction and wood choice here is probably as (if not more) important than a typical electric.

    Looking at the epi options, dot, shereton, casino what are your thoughts? I am thinking that if i can get a shereton or casino with p90's for a reasonable amount, that might be pretty sweet. Alternately, is there anything that can be done with these things to improve them, pup replacement, etc?

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    i currently own my father's old guitar from around 1970

    its a harmony hollow body and i think it sounds pretty damn good


    probably only payed 50 bucks for it
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    I was shopping for hollows recently. I tried the Epiphone Dot. The cheap ones are OK, the higher priced ones are a bit better. But even the least expensive Ibanez Artcore blew them both away IMO.
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    well i have always thought that used was the very best way to go on guitars but... hey as i see it you can go with what you like the looks/sound/feel/ of or you can go with what others say. now i like the artcore guitars but i also like the cheap Gretsch guitars that they are making, if you could get a used one it would rock your face off.... but another option that i would not recomend is to go to your local Scam Ash music store and play every single cheap thing they have in stock. one otehr guitar that just came to mind was Washburn they have a really nice little line of guitars that play good and sound even better.... i am thinking that they have some that start as low as $199 at MF. i would love to get rid of my strat and roll hollow for a while but i only play acoustic these days when i am gigging so its not worth spending the money.
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    I'm thinking about hollowbodies, too. The Artcores look like the best value. I'd like a trapeze tailpiece without a sustain block.
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    Here's another recomendation for the Artcore which in my opinion is one of the best in its price range. Like you I recently (about a year ago) wanted and bought an inexpensive hollow body. I played a lot before deciding on a Silvertone 330. You gotta check them out carefully though, the ones made in Indonesia are pretty good but the ones from China leave a lot to be desired. I swapped out the "Duncan designed" pickups and put in a set of P90s and now have a sweet sounding and a great playing hollow body. Hollow bodys are a little different from solid bodys, pick one up and you either love it or you hate it, each different one has it's own feel and if one dosen't feel right you wont play it as much so try out several before you make a decision.
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    i own a few high end guitars including gretches and i find myself jamming on my ibanez artcore pretty often. its definitely a cool guitar for the cash. i get some beautiful musical feedbacking overtones with my blues jr and the artcore that i cant get with my other guitars.


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    I own an Epi Dot which is about 4 years old. While I'm satisfied with the tone and the playablity (for the price) , I must admit that the comparitively priced (or even lower priced) Artcores I've recently tried at various shops sure feel, play & sound pretty good.

    One semi hollow is enough for me, but if I were to do it again, I would likely chose an Artcore over my DOT.

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    here's a +1 on the Ibanez Artcore. I've got a sunburst AG75, and it plays like a dream and has fantastic tone. and I got it for $200!


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