Hollowbody electrics for the blues

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RE: Hollowbody electrics for the blues

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:25 pm

Yeah, playing lefty narrows your options quite a bit.

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RE: Hollowbody electrics for the blues

Postby 601blues » Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:03 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-17-06 AT 11:09 AM (EST)]Well, John Lee Hooker played a bunch of them. The Epi Sheraton was his 'signature' model.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I have an Epi phone Sheraton I purchased to do some gigs overseas I didn't want to travel dat far wif muh Gibsons,I knew John Lee had played them so I figured whats good fer John lee is Good fer me,Anyway I bought the 599.00 model when it arrived I was very impressed with the Quality two color fret markers bound F holes and felt very Balanced,Triple bound body and double bound neck played very nice,The next day I left for Barbados,the first night I cranked er up and she responded like a lion!!I do love my Sheraton!!Now I understand why John Lee played em!!!And they are not Gibson Copys,the bodys are shaped different than the dots or 335s[img]http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c204/601blues/ronsbabby011.jpg
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RE: Hollowbody electrics for the blues

Postby telemonkey » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:03 pm

While we are on the subject, anybody here got one/tried one of these?
[http://www.washburn.com/products/electrics/hollow/j4_hb15.aspx]

Washburn HB15?
I tried one at a local shop this past weekend. They wanted 239.00 for it. Seemed really nice, good acoustic sound and sounded warm and mellow plugged in. Interesting jazz box.
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RE: Hollowbody electrics for the blues

Postby 601blues » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:39 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-17-06 AT 05:41 PM (EST)]Well I use a rule of thumb! pickups you can change,easy enough,I look at the quailty of the body and hardWare,such as bound body grover tuners etc. and washburn makes a quailty guitar, and later you can changr the pick up if you wish ,and it looks great I just went to da website!!if it does what you want go fer it !!I just ordered a set of P94s for my sheraton
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RE: Hollowbody electrics for the blues

Postby leftyguitarman » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:10 am

I went to my cousin's store (he's an Epiphone dealer) and I played some nice hollowbodys. I played the Dot, which was wonderful. Great guitar. The tone knobs were a little iffy, it was either all tone or no tone. Then I picked up the Casino. It has two P90s in it, and man o man. I played it through a little Epiphone Jr. amp, and it was amazing. Great guitar. The tone knobs, and volume knobs were perfect. Then I played the Sheraton. It was great too. Not the same tone or sound as the Casino (which is my new favorite guitar, and when I have enough money, I'm gonna buy me one) but it still was nice. The nice thing is, they're all available left handed too! So I can buy them. So I guess I am kind of answering my own question here, but to all the rest of you who may be interested, the Dot, the Sheraton, and the Casino, are all great guitars for the money. In my opinion.
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RE: Hollowbody electrics for the blues

Postby anjl » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:48 pm

Yes, I own an Artcore and I love it! I think it was right for the money (semi hollow).
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