Early Hollowbodies

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  1. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Dave...buddy...have a look...
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    That does it, I'm getting this one out for practice tonight...
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I have archtop pickups in my old Hollowbody. They work well for me. I think they suit the guitar well.
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    You know I’ve been saving one for when you’re ready.
     
  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Oh for cryin' out loud... you big meanie!!!
    :p
    I know... you keep reminding me... you're a big meanie too!
    Lol, a HB is the biggest hole in my small collection I'd say. That and a decent acoustic.
    Patience... patience...
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    You might have more fun coming over to try my acoustics than going to the local store. You could get a good idea what suited you. And sample some eastern beverages.
     
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  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Man, I'm SCARED of your acoustics... I mean in a really nice/positive way. They are some of the finest examples available to man!
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Me too, I don’t have that kind of cheese.
     
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  8. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    I'll play too. [​IMG]
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Gorgeous!
     
  10. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    That looks Bangin’!


    Yeah, the knobs and buttons were added later, which is a good thing IMO. The buttons will shave a tiny amount of weight from the headstock which are prone to neck dive.
     
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  12. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Awesome, thanks for confirming my suspicions. I would have changed the speed knobs out for lampshades anyway so that saves me some money. I'm not too picky about the buttons, but cool to know that it serves a purpose other than just aesthetics. I do think I'll put some new pickup rings on it. I much prefer like lighter color of newer ivory rings over the older, more yellow color.
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    So when are you getting it sprayed “Pelham Blue”?;)
     
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  14. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Ha! As much as I love Foo Fighters, I like to think I have better taste in guitars than Dave Grohl ;)
     
  15. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    Sweet looking guitar.
    How much of a different sound is the Hollowbody ll Vs a Semi Hollowbody? Any idea?
     
  16. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    After a Cu24 and a 513, I always thought the next one would be a HB... Luckily for me I have other things to attend to first...

    And now there is an SE Hollowbody II...
    GAS strikes again...
     
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  17. walrus

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    I thought ebony tuner buttons were stock on Hollowbody Spruce models. No? I have them on mine, but I did buy it used. I swapped the TRC out for an ebony one myself to match them, although it looks just like the black plastic from a distance!
     
  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Uh oh...
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Haha, indeed you do! I couldn’t resist the comment.
     
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  20. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    Mine is a HBi and my McCarty is semi hollow. Both compared to solid bodies have a mid range push but the semi hollow has a higher midrange push than the hollow body.

    Acoustically stunning an open E chord the hollow body has a highest peak frequency of 328hz and the semi hollow body is 656hz.

    I don't have the same pickups in both so I can't accurately compare the two.
     

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