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funkypadre

Member Since 12 Aug 2006
OFFLINE Last Active Today, 01:13 AM
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In Topic: My first semi-hollow body

Today, 01:13 AM

And I completely missed replying to your Sheraton question...yes, a Sheraton is a semi hollow. Semi hollow guitars offer a lot of flexibility. You can pretty much play any style. The neck p/u on my AS93 has that jazz tone. I was looking for that. I haven't played a Sheraton, but it is a beaut. Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend plays one.

In Topic: My first semi-hollow body

Yesterday, 06:10 PM

Good questions from both Mike and Kendo. I have always wanted to play jazz and more blues. This guitar is great for both provided that you have a decent amp (and I am being very liberal when I use the word, decent). The neck is easy to navigate and the pickups are meant to mirror the PAF humbuckers of the late 50s. Semihollows are advantageous because this type of guitar is less prone to issues with feedback. For years, I've wanted to get an Epiphone Casino, but have worried about the potential noise from these guitars. Casino guitars sound great but often have issues with noise and feedback, because these guitars are truly hollow-bodied. In either case (semi-hollow or hollow) there is a bit more presence in the sound that is produced. Is it significantly better than my Les Paul? NO... Does it offer a different tone and structure? It certainly does. I love it!!!

My guitars:

Martin D15M Acoustic
Fender HellCat
Fender Mexistrat '94
Fender American Special '12
Fender Squier Special Bass IV

In Topic: My new Squier Telecaster...

Yesterday, 12:47 PM

SWEET color! And I am Squier fan. They've come a long way. I have seen working musician's with it. Take Esmé Patterson's "What Do You Call A Woman?" http://bit.ly/1wc3M8P as an example.

ENJOY!

In Topic: Tap for fun!

09 July 2014 - 06:27 AM

cool!

In Topic: Buying a good beginner electric guitar

30 June 2014 - 01:57 AM

The classic vibe Squier strats are great. They sound great and play great. In looking to buy my son a guitar, I also tried an Epiphone Les Paul Special II recently and I came away impressed in how it felt and played. Each is easy to play. Strats have that contoured body and the Epiphone is a bit shorter in scale. The only advice I have is to give them a good try out, as the quality varies. Make sure the frets feel comfortable up and down the neck. Play C/Am/F chord changes to make sure the nut is not too rough.