Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag: Hollow-body

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’...

These metallic coats debut on the Starplayer III model.

DIY Workshop: Converting a Gretsch Anniversary into a 6120 beauty

A six-part series on how to transform a vintage Gretsch Anniversary into a 50s-style 6120 model.

Gibson’s ES-295 kickstarted rock ’n’ roll, and this 1953 specimen is...

The ES-295 is one of the most iconic Gibson models of the 1950s. It probably would have earned that accolade on looks alone, but when a Tennessee picker used one to lay down some tracks with a Tupelo truck driver, the result was rock ’n’ roll history. Check out this stellar example from way back in ’53…

How to install a Bigsby on a Gibson ES-335

They fell out of favour for a long time, but these days, having a Bigsby on a vintage-style Gibson is a cool as it gets. Here, we show you how it’s done and make a few other tweaks along the way in pursuit of the ultimate ES-335.
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