I love these semi hollows.

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  1. Wezie Guitar lover

    Wezie Guitar lover Well-Known Member

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    I love these art deco semi hollows. Vintage England guitar before Gibson And Fender sold over there. And sold after as well. Guitars even the ones you dreamed of was not sold in large quantity like guitars are now. Stories float around that people back then in those days rarely saw a Gibson, Gretsch, Micro Fret, Martian, Rickenbacker, and a Fender back then.

    Other brands too. They mostly saw Sears Harmony, Hagstrom, Guild or a few other department store brands. Teisco etc.. Quality to. CRUCIANELLI electric guitars. Amazing brand. Sound different to any America made back then and now. :headbanger::jam::dude::hippie:

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    Sexy lookin beasts.
    Love me a big body and double cut!
     
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    Wezie Guitar lover Well-Known Member

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    This American country boy loves them. And I love the brand also. :headbanger::hippie::hmm::idea:
     
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    I just got my first ES335 and can’t put it down. It’s a different sound for sure, much more mid focused. I have a set of Lindy Fralin PAF pup’s coming to see if I can get it a little clearer across all 3 pick up settings. I have a set in my custom guitar and they are awesome.
     
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    Wezie Guitar lover Well-Known Member

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    I love vintage England art deco semi hollows. It is a nasty addiction that is a expensive hobby. But wow I'm hooked.
     
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    Crucianelli in action!
     
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    I rushed to buy my first semi hollow, a Gretsch Electromatic, but despite some pickup changes I couldn't get it to sound how I really wanted. I had to admit that despite loving how it looks I didn't seem to enjoy playing it, so it's all polished up and ready to sell (though I haven't got round to it yet :erk:).

    I sincerely hope my next semi hollow attempt doesn't turn out that way as it was a special purchase in memory of my recently late Father. Since he loved bright red, I searched for something guitar shaped that was that essential shade:

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    1 of 25 'Pillar Box red' Rickenbacker 330. Still getting used to the controls as they are rotated compared to my more familar Les Paul/SG layout, plus the extra 5th knob. I'm loving it though; don't believe anyone who tells you that you can't play rock or lead guitar on these because that's mostly all I play. I even tried it into my SV20H and 2x12 cab today. :hbang:
     
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    Nice backer!
    Shame you didn't enjoy the Gretsch, love all mine, but my go to for rock is definately the chambered not the semi hollow ( my semi hollow has the p90s thou, so nice and so damn light!)
     
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    I wanted to love the Gretsch, but I just never really bonded with it. My 'go to' for rock is my Strat, which I built with an Eric Clapton mid boost, so it covers a wide range of sounds for our set list. It's more that I tired of reading that the Ricky was only any use for rhythm and arpeggio playing, which I've found is not the case for me.

    The Gretsch does look lovely though.
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    Mine are
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    P90 semi hollow.
    And the chambered...
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