Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tag: Hollow-body

Rare Guitars: Two Door Cinema Club’s Alex Trimble owned this 1950s...

A striking, vibey 50s archtop with star connections.

Looking for a bang-for-the-buck vintage Gibson archtop? Try this 1963 ES-125TCD

Some of Gibson’s more affordable archtop models offer the best bang for your buck on the vintage market. We check out one such example, purchased new back in ’63 just 160 miles west of Kalamazoo.

Check out this new, but vintage-vibed, Kauer Guitars Super Chief

A stunning Gretsch-vibed semi-hollow from the mind of maverick US luthier Doug Kauer.

Summer NAMM 2019: Eastman unveils Romeo thinline, Cabaret acoustic

One’s a versatile archtop, the other’s a modern nylon-stringed guitar.

Summer NAMM 2019: Gretsch expands Brian Setzer hollowbody collection

Three signature models have been added to the rockabilly pioneer’s Gretsch line-up.

Summer NAMM 2019: Gretsch unveils signature models for Steve Wariner, Rich...

Two striking hollowbodies for these guitar heroes.

The Great Gretsch Shootout: Gretsch G2420T Streamliner, G5420T Electromatic & G6120T...

To the uninitiated, all big-bodied, single-cutaway Gretsch archtops look pretty similar in appearance. But Gretsch offers three distinct ranges – Streamliner, Electromatic and Professional Collection – with pricing to match. If twang is your thang, should you opt for a more affordable instrument and upgrade later, or jump in at the deep end? Let us be your guide as we put a trio of Gretsch hollowbodies through their paces…

Is the ES-335 trademark fight Gibson’s biggest legal battle yet?

The resumption of a five-year-old case in US court could mean the company loses its trademark on one of the most iconic body shapes ever.

An oral history of the Gibson ES-335

The ES-335 may be the greatest and most versatile electric guitar ever crafted within the hallowed walls of 225 Parsons St, Kalamazoo. Here, iconic figures such as Ted McCarty, Mark Knopfler and Larry Carlton recount the tale of the model’s revolutionary development and enduring influence.

Five thinline semi-hollow tips, mods and upgrades

If your favourite semi-hollow needs a little TLC, here's a useful guide to help you out.
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