Show me your archtops & hollow bodies

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  1. The_Sentry

    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    OK.

    I've seen some really amazing guitars on these forums. But I am of the opinion that looks wise, and arguably tone wise...it's really, really tough to beat an archtop or a hollow bodied guitar. Even the lower end models will often deliver a crisper tone than their solid bodied counterparts, and others still have an unexpected kick.

    So in the name of drooling all over the computer screen, who's got an archtop or a hollow body?

    EDIT: This will probably be a very cruel thing to do since it's going to incite an instant fit of GAS, but oh well. :p
     
  2. zontar

    zontar Senior Member

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    I posted fuzzy pictures of my AF95 recently in two threads.
    I may post them here too.

    I'm loving it.
     
  3. randygt

    randygt Senior Member

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    ....no pics of my dot, but heres a pic of my emperor....you'll have to click on the thumbnails. played once...
     

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    Harpozep V.I.P. Member

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    Not a Gibson, but a cool three P90 335 style hollowbody. It is slightly wider in the neck than a typical 335 and has a Fender length scale.
    Not a bad sound from it:
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    Joey Leone Signature model eastwood. A great guitar at a great price.

    May pick this up soon as well:

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    Had this Howard Roberts for years as well as a 1980 335. Sold them both.

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  5. The_Sentry

    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    Randy, that's beautiful, man. Natural finish, freqensator bridge, spruce top.

    Gorgeous!!! :D
     
  6. specter1001

    specter1001 Senior Member

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    Not a great pic but.. this is my Epiphone Dot.
    Great guitar for the money. It gets the job done.
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  7. The_Sentry

    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    Ah man....I've heard nothing but good things about those Heritage guitars...those archtops are to die for! And that 335 setup is wild! I've never seen anything like that before!

    PS: Do they still make those guitars?
     
  8. The_Sentry

    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    Great guitar.

    I know a few people disagree with me, but I still think that as far as value vs. price, the Dot is probably a better choice vs. the les paul or sg clones.

    Great guitar....and I've been thinking long and hard about getting one myself.
     
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    randygt Senior Member

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    thank ya....i went through five til guitar center finally got this one in for me.....i took the pickguard off of it...i played it a couple of times and it lives in a glass cabinet now...its for sale too....
     
  10. Harpozep

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    You want GAS? Look at this Carvin:

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    Or these 356's:
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    I'll leave you with this Gibson Johnny A ( No I don't have it,....yet! I want one without a Bigsby )
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    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    Ah, c'mon Harpo...that's not fair.....!!! ;)

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    (I'd take this over a white custom any day.....awesome!!)
     
  12. Harpozep

    Harpozep V.I.P. Member

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    I had an Epi Sheratan for years. Nice playable and tonal piece. The low E did not ring enough for me compared to some, but it was a great value and good looker as well..
    I probably should have kept it and just changed the nut....Oh well, hindsight........
     
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    Harpozep V.I.P. Member

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    Yeah,:thumb:
    Imagine that as it ages..Oh yeah:D
     
  14. The_Sentry

    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    That's basically IMHO as good as it gets from Epiphone for someone like me. I should have gotten one of those vs. a LP Custom.

    I still about think it now and then...and if I ever get one custom built for me (years and years down the road) I'm going to consider an archtop model before anything else...

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    specter1001 Senior Member

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    +12 man,
    I played one of those Epi SG-specials and I couldnt dig it at all.
    I would have gotten an Epi Sheraton II but decided not to pay the $100-$200 extra for the better cosmetics.
     
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    I'll be buried with this guitar. Original '57 ES175. My grandfather bought this brand new in '61 and its been with the family ever since. My only gripe is he told me there was a 57 LP on the wall but he got this because he could play it at home without an amp!!!!:wow:

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  17. The_Sentry

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    That's gorgeous!!!

    Hey, I'll probably burn in Les Paul hell for saying this....but that guitar is amazing...I think it would be a better choice over the LP. (sure, mebbe you'd get more money for the LP, but look at that thing! She's pristine, too!)
     
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    ...hey, just a heads up: on the cincinnati craigslist, there is a guy who just listed an epiphone emperor regent with a hard case for 550.00...its sunburst and looks really clean
     
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    ...also if you search the cincy or lexington ky craigslist, somebody had a gibson es175 for like 800 bucks a week or two ago
     
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    I suspect there's someone in Cincinnati who has a massive collection....just a week ago I saw a '99 custom shop in a teal green for 2 thousand.

    Locally, there's a guy selling this (right up my alley) for a flat 2 thousand. If I hadn't of blown the bank getting my custom LP and Marhsall TSL, I would have been all over it.

    CS-336....(left handed)

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    2006 Left Handed Gibson CS-336, includes Custom Shop Case and COA. TonePros AVR2 bridge with GraphTech Saddles, Aluminum Tailpiece with TonePros Vintage Steel Locking Studs, Neck pickup magnet has been flipped (Peter Green Mod) for Out of Phase if the switch is in the middle position, Neck pickup has also been turned in the body.
     

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