Tag Archives: Semi-acoustic guitar
Striking hollow body evokes the ’50s and ’60s with a few modern touches
Visually stunning and with few modern features to speak of, the Guild X-175 Manhattan is a hollow bodied beauty with a truly retro character. The guitar boasts a floating bridge and a number of other features that are somewhat surprising to find on a new guitar manufactured in 2013. But the X-175′s… Read More
Asian guitarmaker’s new hollowbody looks Gretsch on the outside but is all Gibson under the hood
By Alex Baker
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Classic humbuckered hollow-body recreated for a new generation
Gibson Memphis has introduced a new reproduction of the much-coveted 1959 Dot Fret ES-335. The new ES-335TD and ES-335TDN have both been faithfully modeled after an original 1959 ES-335, down to the distinct “Mickey Moue” cutaway.
Here’s what Gibson had to say about the 1959 Dot Fret ES-335:
Jazzy new line of hollow body electric guitars from Ibanez
By Alex Baker
Introduced earlier this year, Ibanez’s new Artstar line of hollow body electric guitars were designed with one thing in mind: jazz baby.
Although the Artstar is very much a 21st century affair in terms of construction and components, there are many elements present in both the Artstar AF151/155 and the Artstar AS153 that harken back to the kind of classic… Read More
Guitar Shop TV met recently with our friends at The Guitar Center’s Vintage Room in Hollywood, CA to check out some classic guitars from the Sixties
We were particularly impressed with the V270 Vox Starstream XII, one of Vox’s late sixties hollow-body electric models that features an array of built in battery-powered electronic effects. It was modeled on the thinline semi acoustic models, but without the set neck (it was a bolt-on), and central maple block (it was completely hollow). This made it more akin to guitars such as… Read More