Hollowbody I vs II

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  1. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Can someone point me to a reference on the differences between the Hollowbody I and II? Sergio has me seriously looking into spruce tops.
     
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  2. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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  3. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    The I is better than II, that's all you need to know...;)

    I only say that because I have a I. I think the only difference is the I has a maple top and the II has maple top and back.
     
  4. Egads

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    This is what I think, too. Is have a hog back; IIs have a maple back.
     
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  5. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    I believe it was and has only been the HB2s that have the piezo bridge, but I could be wrong.
     
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  6. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    no, my HBI has a piezo. Not all do, it's an option on either the I or the II.
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    You should @Tag and ask his opinion, he’s gone down the rabbit hole farther (further?) than anyone else here with Hollowbody PRS.
     
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  8. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Will do. I’ve been a solid body player most all of my career, and could use some insights. Thanks Sergio!
     
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  9. Huggy B

    Huggy B Raaarrr!!!

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    From my best recollection on this subject it was HB I having a mahogany back and HB II having a maple back, but I believe there is a little crossover during model transition periods. My HB is listed as an HB II on the hang tag but has a mahogany back.

    On top of that, the brightness/model equation doesn't hold a lot of water with me because I own the HB II with a maple top and an HB SC that is all mahogany (supposedly the darkest sound wood) and the maple top is so much darker sounding it blows that whole theory out of the water.
     

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