Hollow-body

The Great Gretsch Shootout: Gretsch G2420T Streamliner, G5420T Electromatic & G6120T Players Edition Nashville

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.

Review: Eastman T59/v-RD

Gibson might be ‘back’, but the competition aren’t resting on their laurels, either. Time to check out a thinline semi with a few ideas of its own.

10 best semi and hollowbody electric guitars

For the warm ‘airiness’ that a semi-hollow or fully hollow electric provides, look no further than these 10 models.

This 1967 Epiphone Casino comes in an ultra-rare Pelham Blue finish

We have The Beatles to thank for the popularity of the sunburst Casino, but this custom-colour model from the psychedelic era is a collectible delight.

PRS introduces the Vela Semi-Hollow to its S2 series

This classy workhorse has a well-balanced tonal palette.

Duesenberg’s new Catalina finishes recall the golden era of rock ’n’ roll

These metallic coats debut on the Starplayer III model.
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