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Offline ioffendpeople

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The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« on: March 16, 2007, 11:40:50 AM »
Wow, is it just me or is the search function on philmusic busted?

Anyway, I don't think there was a thread like this before.

At the moment, I'm saving up some cash to get an Ibanez AS73...what won me over was the way the sound resonates in the semi-hollow body. Damn!

For as long as I can remember, I've always liked the way semi-hollow guitars looked, especially Gretsches and Gibsons. Post stories, pictures, and anything else you might have of them here!  8-)

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 01:36:20 PM »
ako rin, saving up to buy myself an ibanez talman artcore series.. hirap lang maghanap kc tumigil na pagmamanufacture ng gantong gitara...



ung kulay blue..
rock & funk!!!

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 01:36:39 PM »
...will have one soon....still looking around for that perfect ES335.
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 01:40:46 PM »
...will have one soon....still looking around for that perfect ES335.

I currently have a cheap Oscar Scmidt OE30 that needs a pickup change, and maybe an aluminum tailpiece upgrade.  Damn I want some sweet pickups. 

I do wanna have:

- A Gibby ES335 Block
- A Guild X-175
- A Gretsch Country Gentleman
- An Epi Casino
- A Rick 360
- A G&L ASAT Semi-hollow

Masarap mangarap...Pero mas masarap pag natupad.

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007, 01:50:00 PM »
...will have one soon....still looking around for that perfect ES335.

I currently have a cheap Oscar Scmidt OE30 that needs a pickup change, and maybe an aluminum tailpiece upgrade.  Damn I want some sweet pickups. 

I do wanna have:

- A Gibby ES335 Block
- A Guild X-175
- A Gretsch Country Gentleman
- An Epi Casino
- A Rick 360
- A G&L ASAT Semi-hollow

Masarap mangarap...Pero mas masarap pag natupad.
thats cool.
don't want all that ...just one....one perfect Gibby ES335 and a really gorgeous Fuchs ODS50 SLX head.
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2007, 03:06:44 PM »
ako pagipunan ko kung abutin,hehe- yung parker jazzbox, pngarap ko to kasi and esp. pat metheny ibanez model, mahal sobra... :-D currently i have a dean stylist archtop, at epiphone sheraton... :-D

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2007, 05:08:14 PM »
here's mine: an Ibanez Arstar AS120


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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2007, 05:55:49 PM »
My 70's Epiphone Riviera

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2007, 08:37:26 PM »
here's mine: an Ibanez Arstar AS120



juz as i wanted to hav...nice axe sir!

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2007, 08:49:09 PM »
Thanks. I'm using it for my Celtic gig, St. Patrick's Day, this coming Saturday. 4 hours of Celtic music glory. hahahahahaha

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007, 10:34:17 AM »
ako rin, saving up to buy myself an ibanez talman artcore series.. hirap lang maghanap kc tumigil na pagmamanufacture ng gantong gitara...



ung kulay blue..
gnda!!!
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2007, 11:10:13 AM »
miss my tokai es100 :(

GASing for a Tele thinline too.


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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2007, 11:18:56 AM »
ako rin, saving up to buy myself an ibanez talman artcore series.. hirap lang maghanap kc tumigil na pagmamanufacture ng gantong gitara...



ung kulay blue..
gnda!!!
 :mrgreen:

 yep! vintage meets modern style..

sir kung may kilala kau na nagbebenta ng ganyan, timbre nyo naman.. hirap na kc maghanap e.. tnx!
rock & funk!!!

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2007, 11:24:27 AM »
my sheraton! 


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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2007, 11:44:20 AM »
uy, sheraton! nice guitar man. :-)

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2007, 11:50:52 AM »
me wants benedetto.. kahit yung blue print book lang okay nako  :-)

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2007, 01:34:02 PM »
I've always wanted to have that Gretsch White Falcon just take a good look at this beauty  :-D

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2007, 02:12:55 PM »
I've always wanted to have that Gretsch White Falcon just take a good look at this beauty  :-D

...too beautiful to play....I think that guitar belongs to an art museum. If you play it...you gotta be one good player to appreciate the guitar.
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2007, 05:17:14 PM »
Some re-hashed pics from other threads "re-assembled" here....

Hollowbodies:
'59 Gretsch 6120
'60 Gretsch 6120
'61 Epi Zephyr
'60's Hofner Ambassador
'79 175D
'75 Ibby 2616
'74 Ibby Howie Roberts 2453
'80 Ibby Joe Pass JP20 '94 Ibby GB10

Semis:
'69 Tele Thinline
'79 335TD
'81 335pro
'95 335dot
'78 Ibby 2630
'00 Epi LP-ES

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2007, 10:06:38 PM »
Blue, i bow and worship in your general direction  :-D :-D :-D

Beatiful collection......  i especially like the Zephyr.........   and the tele..... heck, ALL of 'em........  8-) 8-) 8-)

Chum

Ps.  What does the Zephyr sound like?  is it true that the mini humbuckers can sound just as soulful as full humbuckers?  I don't have a reference tone kasi.......
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2007, 10:07:20 PM »
The Tele Thinline looks sweet. Can anybody comment on the tone and if they've tried one with a neck humbucker. Think I saw one at Yupangco along Buendia a few weeks ago...
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2007, 10:27:12 PM »
bb, If you ever think about giving away one of those Gibson 335's...I'm here.  :-D

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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2007, 12:29:40 AM »
I like playing the semi and hollow bodies.  They are lighter and have some sort of a mojo in them.  The only problem, which is specifically very true with the hollow bodies, is they are very prone to feedback especially in high gain situations. 

Not vintage, mainly new, here are some of my semi & hollowbody guitars  I gig with (pictures are rehashed as well).

Ric 330 6 string (not used that much)

Epiphone Alleykat with Gibson pups (nice woody tone)

Epiphone Casino Elite (The Beatles Magic, nice)

Epiphone Casino MIK with Bigsby type Vibrato (Lacks a bit of brightness)

Gretsch 6122-1962 Re-Issue (Big Mojo, a little heavy)


Thanks for viewing.
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Re: The semi hollow/hollowbody/jazzbox thread
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2007, 05:50:38 AM »
Wow!!!  Mike, ganda ng Beatles Casino!!!!  very tasteful.....  And that Rickenbacker is bitchin'!!!!

Here's a special favorite of mine.......



An Epiphone Blackstone archtop.......  This one has a 16" body.......... 



Here's a shot of the Headstock.....  The "Epiphone" logo is in the old script style..... 



These are the original tuners......  i thought of changing them to Grover Imperials, but the good doctor Arie said to leave them alone......



Here a shots of the back and neck.....  Very deep sunburst, which i love about this guitar......





The tailpiece likewise has the "Epiphone" logo....... 



The bridge appears to be the original.....



The inlays......  the fingerboard appears to be rosewood.......



Here's another shot of the back.......  I just love the sunburst on this.......






From the serial number (No. 57184) and following the description i got from a site which i found on the net, i have been able to date this guitar to 1948......



The label inside (quite difficult to photograph, unfortunately) identifies this guitar as having been made in New York, USA......  quite a few years before Epiphone was sold to Gibson and the factory moved........





Thanks for looking!!!

Chum
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