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

Postby IvanSC » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:30 pm

Funnily enough I already made the Peerless owner an offer... Refused. Maybe I should "get Da Boyz tageddah" an make him an offer he CANT refuse.....

Hofner looks rather cutely jazzy but I would be ashamed of myself if I ripped the electrics out & stuck a pair of Lollar P90s on it... P.S> Wonks - I am lighter by one guitar but somewhat heavier in pocket. Sorry.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:34 pm

At least you can afford to spend a bit on the big Gretsch style. Was your Peerless offer significantly less than the asking price?

Meanwhile I'll just go off and sob quietly in the corner....
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:12 pm

Just missed a rather nice G5129.... I have to get back into the "buying stuff" mindset. Its been a while.

Now have people telling me Cort make some nice hollow bodies but I cant find any new or used.

Anyone tried a Peavey Rockingham?
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Hewesy » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:00 pm

The Rockingham is Darryl Higham's signature model, pretty much nuff said.

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

Postby Wonks » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:11 pm

*Darrel Higham

But he's now gone back to Gretsches.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:56 am

How about this Gretsch style? Doesn't seem to come in another colour unfortunately, but it's in stock, so you shoud get it before any Brexit complications if you are quick.

https://www.dv247.com/en_GB/GBP/Jack-Da ... 030114-000

J&D guitars seem to get a good write-up. Pabs has the mini hollow LP one and thinks it's great, and Ronnie's just got a Tele style one for playing in Spain.

Worth a thought, and you can always slap a coat of emulsion on if you don't like the green. ;)
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Wonks » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:58 am

The pickups on that J&D appear to be standard humbuckers, albeit with a Gretsch-style cover. So you'd probably want to swap those out.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:26 am

Been keeping it under my hat in case it all went wrong but I appear to have stumbled on a Gretsch G5120 that I can afford! Hopefully picking it up over the next few days so I can use it at our next fgig at the Flying Pig in Cambridge! Yay!! And of course thanks for all the help and advice chaps. I do now have a huge list of hollow body options if anyone else needs help... :mrgreen:
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby Hewesy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:51 pm

Wonks wrote:*Darrel Higham

But he's now gone back to Gretsches.

Oops, quite right Wonks. Yes he has but he's always been up front in saying he would as he could afford it. The Peavey was his "best at a price we can afford presuming you're not Brian Setzer" and it does that brilliantly.

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

Postby Hewesy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:51 pm

IvanSC wrote:Been keeping it under my hat in case it all went wrong but I appear to have stumbled on a Gretsch G5120 that I can afford! Hopefully picking it up over the next few days so I can use it at our next fgig at the Flying Pig in Cambridge! Yay!! And of course thanks for all the help and advice chaps. I do now have a huge list of hollow body options if anyone else needs help... :mrgreen:

Nice one!

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

Postby IvanSC » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:11 am

Well... I spent a couple of hours playing the Gretch yesterday & it’s doing what I hoped it would. Got it sitting on my high backed chair in the studio... total eye candy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby John Egan » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:49 am

IvanSC wrote:Well... I spent a couple of hours playing the Gretch yesterday & it’s doing what I hoped it would. Got it sitting on my high backed chair in the studio... total eye candy. :mrgreen:


That seems to be a great solution for you. I love the Gretsch Electromatics, and they certainly are lookers. Hope you have many happy years with it.
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Re: Budget hollow body guitar I can hang p90s on?

Postby IvanSC » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:22 pm

Picked it up after it had been fettled by Chris Newman, He really went to town on it, including pinning the bridge, fitting bleed caps, putting extra pads on to level the Bigsby and it now plays like a dream and sounds great.

Just need to sort out a case although I have been lent a roksak temporarily...

One rather odd thing - it is forcing me to play strange alien things like major sevenths, sixths, ninths and even the odd 13th. Not doing my rockandroll cred a lot of good.

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

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:39 pm

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

Postby IvanSC » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:09 pm

Heh... funnily enough I started out playing Dixieland jazz in a kiddie band at the age of ten. Full circle maybe.

P.S. The gretsch is really nice to play since it got Luthierised.
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