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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: What do you think of these guitars? Reply with quote

I think they were made at the same factory as my no-name SG which is a really nice guitar equal to an Agile or such

335 copy $189 color looks like a '61 Casino

Maple top with Basswood back and sides.

22 fret - Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard.
2 CHROME Humbucker pickups with warm crunchy solid blues tone.
2 Volume controls, 2 Tone controls, and a 3-way Toggle switch.
Fixed bridge, CHROME hardware.
Rectangle pearloid inlays



LPC copy $169 I love the split-parallelogram position markers(like an ES-175)

CHROME HUMBUCKER type Pickups
Selectable 3-way toggle for Rhythm / Treble / Both.
Deluxe Black / Clear TOP VIEW volume and tone knobs.
22 frets with Double trapazoid inlays
Bound neck with multiple layer binding on the headstock, top and back of the body.
Set neck!
BODY WOOD: Basswood
TOP WOOD: Maple
NECK WOOD: Maple
FINGERBOARD: Rosewood

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Zack
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The semi hollow's transparent pickguard is pretty aesthetically pleasing to me. Not too interested in the lpc copy, but the split-parallelogram position markers give it a different character.
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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a natural one too



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The natural one looks nice, but sadly semi-hollows are not the kind of guitar you should skimp on. There is a lot of work that goes into building one so I can't see how for that price it would be a serious guitar.

The les paul copy on the other hand looks quite cool.
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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gabriel wrote:
The natural one looks nice, but sadly semi-hollows are not the kind of guitar you should skimp on. There is a lot of work that goes into building one so I can't see how for that price it would be a serious guitar.

The les paul copy on the other hand looks quite cool.


Thanks for the info.

Here is another one. It's Guild Starfire III copy for $199.It has a mahogany body and neck




I just wondered about these because the same seller has an SG that looks like the one I got and that is a really nice guitar. I just wondered If all those guitars were made at the same factory.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think of these guitars? Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
BODY WOOD: Basswood

Yeah,it's crap.
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And obviously, I was much more interested in the dildos.

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Gabriel
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly there is such a difference in building a good semi compared to a solid body, I've played a few of the import models including a few of the chinese fakes (often branded as 'Gibsun' etc...) and they're really quite poor guitars. Often they're very heavy and really don't offer anything a decent semi hollow does, apart from increasing the likelihood of feedback.

In my opinion until you reach Epiphone level guitars, I wouldn't touch a semi-hollow.
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