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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by Fenderguy » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:57 am

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Fenderguy wrote:Collings I-35

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That may be the best looking guitar I have ever seen. I love semi hollow bodies, I love Collings. That is a beauty. I really am going to start moving some funds around...
Thanks, it sure is a beauty! Hope you can take one more pic :)

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Post by hansbrinker » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:32 pm

Here's my trio:

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Post by SuperAxe » Sat May 05, 2018 1:12 am

Time to blow new life in this thread...

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Post by my bloody television » Wed May 09, 2018 1:50 pm

1965 Harmony Stratotone. Fully hollow body, rings like a bell. I've since gotten the proper white pickup selector switch. Kept the knurled knob on the one tone pot though, easier to do swells. I must've gotten lucky with this one, I've never had any tuning or intonation issues. It's been my number one gigging guitar since I got it.

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Post by SuperAxe » Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 pm

That is cool as. What does it weigh?

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Post by my bloody television » Thu May 10, 2018 3:58 am

It’s a featherweight. I’ve never weighed it but it can’t possibly be more than 6lbs.

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Post by Maggieo » Mon May 14, 2018 12:16 pm

my bloody television wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:50 pm
1965 Harmony Stratotone. Fully hollow body, rings like a bell. I've since gotten the proper white pickup selector switch. Kept the knurled knob on the one tone pot though, easier to do swells. I must've gotten lucky with this one, I've never had any tuning or intonation issues. It's been my number one gigging guitar since I got it.

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Oh, that's a beauty! Glad to hear you're gigging it; they deserve to get out of the house and/or studio.

Oh, and I think the Tele knob is on the pickup blender control pot, not a tone knob. At least that's where it is on mine.
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Post by garyfanclub » Mon May 14, 2018 3:52 pm

my bloody television wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:50 pm
1965 Harmony Stratotone. Fully hollow body, rings like a bell. I've since gotten the proper white pickup selector switch. Kept the knurled knob on the one tone pot though, easier to do swells. I must've gotten lucky with this one, I've never had any tuning or intonation issues. It's been my number one gigging guitar since I got it.

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Wow, gorgeous. Did you buy it stripped and refin’d?

Love those pickups, some of my favorite ever, especially with flatwounds.

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Post by my bloody television » Mon May 14, 2018 4:19 pm

No, that’s how they came...as far as I know the finish is original. Certainly feels and looks that way.

Maggie, yeah you’re right, it’s not one of the pickup tone pots, I guess I wasn’t sure what the proper title was for that knob. When the pickup selector is in the middle position both pickups are engaged out of phase and that knob does a really wide tone sweep, kind of like a wah wah, hence why I called it a tone knob

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Post by greebo830 » Sat May 19, 2018 5:20 pm

Ok then, here we go

Aiersi "68" Thinline Tele
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Epiphone Ltd Ed 50th Anniversary 1962 Sheraton
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Epiphone Sheraton II (modded with Elitist pickups and Bigsby B-7)
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Gretsch G2420T Streamliner (modded with Gretsch Blacktops and "Duane Eddy" trem arm)
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Gretsch G5120 (modded with GFS Surf 90's and "Duane Eddy" trem arm)
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Gretsch G5120 "Jimmy C" pinstripe |Ltd Ed (modded with TV Jones Super"Tron's and "Chet Atkins" trem arm)
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Gretsch G5420T (modded with gold pickguard and "Duane Eddy" trem arm)
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Parkwood PW-H4
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The Loar 301T
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The Loar 309
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Vintage AV-3H
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Washburn HB-50
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Post by Magnatoner » Sat May 19, 2018 7:35 pm

That 5120 is tickling my fancy!! Nice guitar!

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Post by SuperAxe » Wed May 23, 2018 10:49 pm

Only 12? ;)
What is the difference between the 2 Loars?

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Post by greebo830 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:48 pm

SuperAxe wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Only 12? ;)
What is the difference between the 2 Loars?
The Loar 301T is a thinline based on either the 1956 Gibson ES-125T or the 1958 Epiphone Century (essentialy the same guitar gibson produced both)

The Loars specs are =
Jumbo Size Thinline Archtop Body
Laminated Maple Top
Laminated Maple Back & Sides
Ivory Binding
Mahogany Neck with Thin "C” Profile
Unbound Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Dots
1 11/16” Bone Nut
19 Medium Frets
Dovetail Neck Joint
Unbound F Holes
Ebony Compensated Bridge
Tonepros TPKR3-N Machineheads
P-90 Pickup
Trapeze Tailpiece
1 Volume & 1 Tone
Vintage Sunburst

The Loar 309 is a mixture of two versions of the Gibson ES-150. It features a hand carved solid spruce top like the ES-150 did up to 1941 but features a P-90 pickup(copied from the 1946 reissue) instead of the Charlie Christian Pickup that was pre 1941.

The Loar 309 Specs are =
Jumbo Size Archtop Body
Solid Hand Carved, Hand Graduated Spruce Top
Laminated Maple Back & Sides
Ivory Binding
Mahogany Neck with Vintage “V” Profile
Bound Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Dots
1 3/4” Bone Nut
19 Medium Frets
Dovetail Neck Joint
Unbound F Holes
Ebony Compensated Bridge
Grover "Waverly" Style Machineheads
P-90 Pickup
Trapeze Tailpiece
1 Volume & 1 Tone
Vintage Sunburst

Both of guitars play fantasic, The 301T is so much better than the Epi "66 inspired" century or the James Bay version IMHO.

They also do a model called the 300 which fantastic version of the 1927 Gibson L-5 . (Red washout is just lens flare)
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Technically I still own the pictured 300 but it seems to be on permanent loan to my son.

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Post by greebo830 » Fri May 25, 2018 5:52 pm

My latest A Epiphone Riviera Custom P-93
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First impressions that any serious player might take away could include: Those gold-plated Wilkinson machineheads and Bigsby B-700 tailpiece offer a touch of refinement (though I will be swapping the arm for a Duane Eddy one) - good to see in a mid-priced instrument". It's lighter than I expected and certainly lighter tahn my 2 sheraton's I've tried recently especially the natural one , the 1960s SlimTaper neck profile is a real joy to play P-90's Well, there's a bona-fide tone guarantor of vintage snap, spank and attitude"; and "Oh, yes, you can see there are decades of breeding, with pedigree Epiphone appointments such as the sloped dovewing headstock."

It has a great spine, with a mahogany neck glued to a laminated maple body, and a rock-solid LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge holding everything in place.

It has a great playable feel, with its classically Gibson/Epiphone scale length and lithe neck accommodating to a fault.

Some people have been critical of the 3 vol, 1 tone set up, however this is the same as one of my all time favorite guitars the Gibson ES-5. To my mind it's actually 3 guitars in one, follow my logic for a minute and you'll see what I mean.

Guitar 1 = a Twin P-90 equipped ES-335
Guitar 2 = by blending the middle pickup in the with either of the other two you can get close to a twin humbucker ES-335
Guitar 3 = by just using the middle pickup on its own you basically have a Gibson ES-225 (these had just a sngle p-90 in the middle (this sounds fantastic for slide work)

Its voice is perfect - why more guitar aren't fitted with P-90's I'll never know. The neck unit has a round, bell-like voice that’s not at all wooly—even with the tone rolled back significantly. It also exhibits the same capacity for harmonic detail that the bridge humbucker displays in spades, and feels alive and of a piece with the semi-hollow construction at lounge-jazz volumes—delivering silky-but-spectral, Wes Montgomery-style octave tones and mournful, mellow blues colours and yet let rip and it's certainly capable of of hard rock and southern rock & strong-armed blues without breaking a sweat.
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