Hollow and Semi-Hollow guitars thread

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Re: Hollow and Semi-Hollow guitars thread

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Jay wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 pm I am almost spent...
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My Eastman T486rd.
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philbit wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:08 am My Eastman T486rd.
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I was due to buy one from Music Works, Christchurch. Salesman had taken the stock one for himself but said there was another incoming. I put my dibs on it, left my details, and never heard from them again... Poor show, eh?

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Molly wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:28 am
philbit wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:08 am My Eastman T486rd.
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I was due to buy one from Music Works, Christchurch. Salesman had taken the stock one for himself but said there was another incoming. I put my dibs on it, left my details, and never heard from them again... Poor show, eh?

Nice guitar.
Yes but unsurprising.

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Goes to show you that there are some great craftspeople in china eh! I believe they were originally (or still??) Violin makers?
The one about the fucking hairdresser, the space hairdresser and the cowboy. The guy, he's got a tin foil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego! They're all made of fucking Lego.

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jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:03 am Goes to show you that there are some great craftspeople in china eh! I believe they were originally (or still??) Violin makers?
Yes, violin and mandolin, I think? Could be wrong...

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Molly wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:28 am
philbit wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:08 am My Eastman T486rd.
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I was due to buy one from Music Works, Christchurch. Salesman had taken the stock one for himself but said there was another incoming. I put my dibs on it, left my details, and never heard from them again... Poor show, eh?

Nice guitar.
We had a couple arrive at MW here in the BOP a few weeks ago. Didn't last long. Bloody fine instruments.

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IMOCD wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:58 am
Molly wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:28 am
philbit wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:08 am My Eastman T486rd.
IMG_20210826_161049-01.jpeg
I was due to buy one from Music Works, Christchurch. Salesman had taken the stock one for himself but said there was another incoming. I put my dibs on it, left my details, and never heard from them again... Poor show, eh?

Nice guitar.
We had a couple arrive at MW here in the BOP a few weeks ago. Didn't last long. Bloody fine instruments.
I bought mine sight unseen. It was a tiny bit of an anxious moment when I opened the case at ChCh MW, but turned out perfectly fine. As you said, bloody fine instrument.

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codedog wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:17 am
IMOCD wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:58 am
Molly wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:28 am

I was due to buy one from Music Works, Christchurch. Salesman had taken the stock one for himself but said there was another incoming. I put my dibs on it, left my details, and never heard from them again... Poor show, eh?

Nice guitar.
We had a couple arrive at MW here in the BOP a few weeks ago. Didn't last long. Bloody fine instruments.
I bought mine sight unseen. It was a tiny bit of an anxious moment when I opened the case at ChCh MW, but turned out perfectly fine. As you said, bloody fine instrument.
Yes I brought mine sight unseen too. I ordered mine through The Nelson store,wanted the Classic finish only to be told by the young salesman who also was wanting to get one and in the Classic finish,the only finish left in stock was Red 🤔. So I settled with the Red one,very happy with it but needed a bit of a setup string buzz on the low E string etc.Other than that I would definitely buy another Eastman,have been thinking of getting the SB59 model and I only see on Music Works site the Sunburst model is still available but yeah wanted the Gold Burst 🙄.
Yes they make violins and Orchestral instruments some of which are in the high price range.

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Oscar LaDell was playing an Eastman goldtop LP with p90s at a recent solo gig. His 50s blues sounded fabulous and it totally looked the part. Of course the player had a bit to do with it as well! No hope for me then, :lol:.
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I definitely gravitate towards semi-hollow guitars.
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bender wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:40 am I definitely gravitate towards semi-hollow guitars.

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That Duesenberg is giving me the tingles. Gorgeous

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Here you go Danny... Full hollow body built by yours truly in 2017 from macrocarpa and blackwood. I changed my own pickups out for a TV Jones T-Armond set.


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bender wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:40 am I definitely gravitate towards semi-hollow guitars.

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About time you showed up. :D
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Re: Hollow and Semi-Hollow guitars thread

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Jay wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:29 pm Here you go Danny... Full hollow body built by yours truly in 2017 from macrocarpa and blackwood. I changed my own pickups out for a TV Jones T-Armond set.


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This thing sounds wonderful!
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