June 2020

Semi-hollowbody

Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom Royale P93

Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom Royale P93

December 10, 2012
With all its ornamentation, this Epi reminded me of a ’60s Gretsch White Falcon. The only problem was, it was also kind of pricey.
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Eastwood  Airline ’59 Coronado Electric Guitar Review

Eastwood Airline ’59 Coronado Electric Guitar Review

November 27, 2012
The latest retro creation from Eastwood channels vintage Supros with a voice that''s all its own.
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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Review

G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
For fans of modern blues and/or classic rock looking for a quality axe that can take them from slicing bridge-pickup leads to funkier dual-pickup sounds and gristly neck-pickup tones, the Bluesboy is well worth checking out.
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1968 Rickenbacker 360/12

1968 Rickenbacker 360/12

October 8, 2012
The 1968 360/12 pictured here has the features most often associated with classic Deluxe Rickenbacker models of the ’60s.
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TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Electric Guitar Review

TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Electric Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody doesn’t disappoint in any regard other than the semi-steep price.
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G&L ASAT Z Special Classic

G&L ASAT Z Special Classic

September 5, 2012
We took a semi-hollow G&L ASAT Classic, installed an elongated ashtray bridge plate, and stuck a Z-coil pickup in the bridge position and an ASAT Special pickup (minus the cover) at the neck.
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1970s Epiphone EA255

1970s Epiphone EA255

August 10, 2012
I go to a lot of yard sales. Sometimes I get lucky, sometimes I don’t. A few weeks ago, I got a little lucky.
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Builder Profile: Citron Guitars and Basses

Builder Profile: Citron Guitars and Basses

July 9, 2012
Combining his passions for music and design, guitarist and architect Harvey Citron creates his distinctive hollowbody basses and guitars that incorporate his own custom-built pickups, as well as his most groundbreaking invention to date—an intonation-adjustable wooden bridge.
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Cort Sunset 1 Electric Guitar Review

Cort Sunset 1 Electric Guitar Review

July 9, 2012
Though not exactly a household name, Cort is one of the biggest guitar manufacturers in the world—building axes under its own name and working as an original equipment manufacturer
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Ibanez GB300 George Benson Signature Guitar Review

Ibanez GB300 George Benson Signature Guitar Review

May 23, 2012
Outside of a few minor tweaks in body shape, neck size and pickups, the essence of the GB remains.
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Old Kraftsman Solo King

Old Kraftsman Solo King

May 11, 2012
This Solo King features a Masonite body, a set neck, a single pickup, and a weird, oversized Gumby-style headstock.
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Gear of the Month: 1959 Danelectro Doubleneck #3923

Gear of the Month: 1959 Danelectro Doubleneck #3923

May 11, 2012
The 1959 Danelectro Doubleneck 3923 has the standard Shorthorn double-cutaway body with Danelectro’s classic Masonite construction with vinyl binding and a copper-burst finish.
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Epiphone Ultra-339 Electric Guitar Review

Epiphone Ultra-339 Electric Guitar Review

April 18, 2012
Epiphone adds a blendable NanoMag pickup and USB output to Gibson''s small-bodied semi-hollow form.
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BilT Guitars S.S. Zaftig Electric Guitar Review

BilT Guitars S.S. Zaftig Electric Guitar Review

March 9, 2012
Fender’s also-ran guitars of yesteryear aren’t such also-rans these days. While vintage Stratocasters and Telecasters are out of reach for most folks who don’t have a CEO after their
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Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT Electric Guitar Review

Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT Electric Guitar Review

February 10, 2012
A dual humbucker model with Bigsby vibrato and several clever design decisions that give it an impressive modern feel and a wider array of sounds than you’ll find elsewhere in the 5th Avenue line.
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Hagstrom Viking Bass Guitar Review

Hagstrom Viking Bass Guitar Review

January 10, 2012
Here we take a look at the semi-hollow Viking 4-string bass—a variation on the company’s 1960s Concord bass.
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Silvertone Amp-In-The-Case

Silvertone Amp-In-The-Case

December 20, 2011
This is the same guitar that Lenny Haise (played by Steve Zahn) plays in the movie That Thing You Do!, before the fictional band hits it big and purchases more expensive instruments.
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Dismal Ax Guitars

Dismal Ax Guitars

December 16, 2011
Forrester has a very unique building style and methodology, drawing inspiration from nature in the surrounding hills of central Tennessee.
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Scott Walker Guitars

Scott Walker Guitars

October 18, 2011
Master craftsman Scott Walker is a Santa Cruz-based luthier who cut his teeth in the business working for Santa Cruz Guitar Company alongside Richard Hoover
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Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Review

Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
Made in Japan, the guitar features all the custom appointments that differentiated Harrison’s guitar from other Duo Jets of the late ’50s and early ’60s.
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