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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Humble Bee » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:43 pm

Yes the Casino! It's the only hollow body in epiphone catalog with P90's. The others are semi's I believe...
A Gary Clark Jr Casino with Bigsby just passed by my place with his owner over Christmas. I would go for that one if I was in the market for a budget hollow body...
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Hewesy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 pm

Zen beat me to it but the Aria TA is a good 335 copy, I've had one for ages and it's a solid guitar for the money.

P90 size hums would fit in nicely, or maybe add some decent wood surrounds to reduce the mount width. I think AllParts did some nice sets at one point.

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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:42 pm

Knowing Ivan, he's going to be after something pretty specific, so we'll need to wait until he's around again and can spend some time conversing.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:46 pm

My havent you lot been busy! I have been (and still am) ill. Just starting to come out o fit as the prescribed meds start kicking in and... I got bloody GOUT!!!

FWIW I love my ES335 especially now I can play it through my Fishman Loudbox Artist amp! A match made in heaven.
But I have a yen for something with a deeper hollow body & one or two P90s. Getting even deeper into bayou territory these days and there are some things I cant do on any of the fender-y guitars or the Gibson. I did have a look at the Godin with 2 P90s but cant find a decent used one. Nick Barraclough has a rather fine ES225, which is what got me started on this particular quest. Trying hard not to lumber myself with a lot of work that I am ill suited to with one of those pitbull kits...
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby blinddrew » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:43 am

They're not particularly tricky (i made one after all), but they are pretty time consuming. But i guess you know that already. :)
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby DC-Choppah » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:16 am

I have one of these and love it: http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Archto ... gster.aspx

This is a highly underrated guitar.

Wonderful. Great tone. Very versatile. Resonates and feels great to play. Pickups are outstanding.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:01 am

Lucky me. I have an ES295-alike on its way to me, which is one of the two possibles I was hoping for. Stupid cheap p
rice but with a guaranteed return policy if I cant get on with it. More when NGD arrives...
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby zenguitar » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:54 am

An ES295 is a lovely tool. Hopefully the 'alike' will deliver the goods :)

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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:00 pm

emailed today telling me it is on its way. Frustrating as I have 2 gigs this week and it wont arrive until too late.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:00 pm

emailed today telling me it is on its way. Frustrating as I have 2 gigs this week and it wont arrive until too late.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:17 pm

It won't arrive too late twice?
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:18 pm

Presumably you didn't pay extra for next day delivery, or is this some private eBay purchase?
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:51 pm

Looks like I got conned - disappearing chinese firm fronted in the UK. Fortunately I paid with a credit card so come Monday I should be back in business STILL looking.

I still haven`t found an ES295 alike that I can afford but still rather fancy the Peerless version.

None of you chaps looking to move a deep-ish hollow body guitar on?
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:04 pm

Possibly a bit too Jazzy, and would probably need different pickups fitting but but Andertons are currently doing these at an end of run price. So overall probably too costly. But have a look anyway. It comes with a hard case.

https://www.andertons.co.uk/hofner-blue ... n-sunburst
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:16 pm

Or this on reverb. Got humbucker sized P90s fitted by the look of it, not the stated humbuckers. https://reverb.com/item/18776021-peerless-tonemaster-orange-high-gloss
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