Advice needed. Looking for a semi hollow w a huge neck. Update!

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  1. free713

    free713 Senior Member

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    The title says it all. Looking for a highend mij semi hollow like a 335 or similar - can also be a les paul shape. Must have a solid center blok, humbuckers and a one piece mahogany neck. And most important the neck needs to be huge. My size reference is Greco EGF, Bacchus Classic Series and Momose necks. Ive looked for Momose mes but thet are rare and expensive so I wonder if there are cheaper alternatives? Used price in japan preferably under 150.000 yen.
     
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    Yamaha has some great choices for what you're looking for in their SA guitars in the 80's. All are ES-335 copies. Many models at different price points, really well made and some cool features on some.

    I have an SA1200-S, which has solid spruce top, ebony board and push-push coil splitters in tone pots. Great guitar only made for a few years. Has a big neck, can't tell you it is huge.

    Models vary between domestic and export to US. Wide range in price based on the model, so can find what fits your budget.

    Best place for info on these is here:
    http://alston-family.co.uk/SA/indexsa.php

    John
     
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    Be awared about Yamaha, some are thin 60 style neck.
     
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    Thanks...yeah I was looking at Yamaha sa series but apperentlt the neck sizes vary a bit...? What about tokai es or Greco sa...are they all medium sized necks?
     
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    They look very nice but I need some more info on the necks. Ive also looked at Burny, Edwards and older Navigator 335 but again there is not really that much info on the neck size... :-(
     
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    My old 90s Burny RSA had a slim taper neck. I like a bigger neck...the pencil thin neck was one reason I decided to let it go.
     
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    yeah...i've been considering them but im worried about the "hollowed out" center block being an issue...very tempted though
     
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    Hollowed our center block? Don’t think mine was hollowed out...it was feather light though at around 7.5 lbs. Was a great guitar, but I struggled to find the right pickups for it and the neck was too thin for my tastes.
     
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    I went through this search a few years ago myself and ended up with a Seventy Seven Exrubato. I am fairly happy with it. Would have been nice to have the fret edge binding and more classic headstock but overall happy. I will try to look and see if I documented the neck thickness. I might have posted it on here if I did. (Right now my calipers are overseas since I am living between 2 countries).

    I don't think the Greco 335s were that fat in the neck except for maybe the super real years (80-82). One of the guys here mentioned that some Nav 335s had thick necks but this was also from a limited couple of years with the rest of them being slim. I had heard that some of the Bacchus 335s had thick necks but they had fairly goofy headstocks. Momose would be a good choice as well but expensive as mentioned. I played a few Yamaha SAs and they were all slim necks.
     
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    Thanks guys for all your input. Looks like Momose still is the safest bet for huge neck...and also the most expensive. But well worth it Im sure.
     
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    D34EAB43-B433-4B2E-8AC1-25AA60E88917.jpeg 56F34E84-3A47-4205-8501-E2A38A8AF95F.jpeg D75D95F0-ED09-4AA5-A45A-17650C5E18D4.jpeg 8524B3A3-D753-450F-9D8D-B437A05799BA.jpeg 4131AC86-3D19-4798-851C-3DF34ED64E85.jpeg CA4820FE-B014-46E6-B809-115054E4FD10.jpeg Momose would be the best choice, per quality to. Used would be the only way there Vintage series guitars are Japanese market only, legal issues with Gibson and Fender if the are sold new overseas.

    If you can find one of these Stafford guitars they are very well made guitars, with a few neck profiles..
     
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    Ok guys I bought this:
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    https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop5082/DS04319569/

    Just like Larry Carltons 335!:jb::slash:

    Pretty good price as they are getting quite rare these days. Seems like Deviser only makes them in very limited and small runs. Anyway it should have a nice fat neck and obviously be a great guitar. I already own three other Momose and they are second to none. Will post a NGD when it arrives...
     
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    Good choice, can’t wait until June / July we will do a factory tour of Deviser....
     
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    Thanks. Tell me more about that factory tour...who are "we", whats the purpose, are you going to document it in some way etc.?
     
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    We are the Australian distributor for Headway Acoustic Guitars. We have been invited to the Factory for a tour. We will definitely Video the tour. Should be a great in site into Hand Made guitars...
     
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    Awesome. Will be looking forward to seeing the video. I own two Headway acoustics and they are amazing!
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Nice guitar brother!!
     
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    That's a great guitar you got there free713. Hope the neck is to your liking. I'm sorry I'm a little late to the party, but something to keep in mind if you ever go looking for something similar.

    I have one MIJ guitar and it is probably my favorite guitar to play. It is a 2008 Epiphone Elitist Sheraton made in the Terada plant in Japan. They started producing the Sheraton Elitists in 2004 and it marked a return to the New York mini humbuckers of the original Sheraton model. Epiphone eventually stopped producing them (Think 2008 was actually the last year), but if you search the reviews of the Elitist line they used to manufacture in Japan (think they no longer have a plant there) you'll see those guitars usually get glowing reviews. Its a semi

    I too have a tendency to gravitate towards beefier necks and this had a really nice one. I don't know if its as large as you'd like though.


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