Best deal on a hollow body P90 guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Toogy, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Toogy

    Toogy Senior Member

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    Have some GAS for a hollow body electric equipped with some P90 style pickups.

    What are your guys recommendation for the best bang for the buck?

    Not looking to spend a fortune, just something to have some fun with.
     
  2. Breakfast456

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    If i were you id go with a epiphone dot studio, its a good guitar for the money, and gibson makes a humbucker called p-94 or something but its a p90 sound and you don't have to make any adjustments to the guitar that way.
     
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    Check out the PRS SE soapbar semihollow. Great bang for the buck.
     
  4. Toogy

    Toogy Senior Member

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    The PRS SE is interesting, but not really the "style" of guitar I'm looking for? I envision something like a DOT or Gretch style guitar?

    Does Gretch make anything reasonably priced that is decent?
     
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    I got my Casino for a tad over $500, not a bad deal at all...the dots are cheaper, but I've only ever seen them with HBs in them.
     
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    Is buying used an option?
    Used Hamer guitars seem to go for silly cheap prices in the US, how about an Artist P90? Seriously nice guitars, although they're semi's rather than fully hollow. I know you're in Canada but US Ebay might be a good option?

    If thats still too pricey Reverend do some lovely P90 equipped guitars...

    Reverend Guitars

    I know you mentioned Gretsch as well, check out their Electromatic range for some decent priced hollow bodies.
     
  8. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

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    Personally, I want one of these, though I think it's considered a full hollow (with no holes):

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    For less than half the price, though, there's this one too:
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    Agile Harm 1 Semi Hollow FG at HomeOld
     
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    Toogy Senior Member

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    Is there an online retailer for Reverend guitars? What sort of price range are they at?
     
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    I'd go for one of them Godin 5th avenue kingpins!

    Fully hollow, one p-90 at the neck (who needs a bridge pickup?) and it comes in a beautiful ebony finish. All for under 700.00 taboot.

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    Ahh.. yes, Godins. Such under-appreciated guitars that even I forgot about them. Made right here in North America to boot!
     
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    To me its Screaming.....Blues Machine
     
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    Actually, the word 'screaming' has me thinking!
    If you're (the OP, toogy) after a full hollow body a good try out would be in order before you hand over your money.
    I played a nice Gretsch anniversary, one of the two tone green ones, and it did not like dirt at all. Sounded lovely clean, really nice in fact, but it did'nt respond well to even moderate drive, and vibrated like an accoustic feeding back, you know when the strings actually vibrate and you get that deep howl like a whale farting. Its something to consider and I'm sure something that varies from one model to the next but as always, try before you buy!
     
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    $309.00 dollars out the door...

    XV-910 Semi Hollowbody Alnico P90 Dogears Trapeze Tailpiece

    Riot Act:

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    Hahaha...didn't see Gui's post before I tossed mine in there. :laugh2:

    What he said ^^^^^
     
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    Toogy Senior Member

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    What is the track record for Xaviere? I've never heard of them before this thread.
     

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