Topic: Hollow-Body Tryout
I've been eye-balling a pretty Ibanez AG95 hollow-body for a while, and decided to rent one for the weekend for a tryout:
This is smaller-bodied than the average jazz box, and also has a floating bridge which isn't pinned. And the sound quality aligned with these factors. It's very thin sounding, with a shallow bottom end and very little resonance. It also has a very low level of sustain, and required retuning several times. I'm taking it back today, and will have to keep searching, I guess. I'm thinking a bigger / deeper body with a centre-block, and the next tryout will likely be an Epiphone ES-175. They have a new version on the market, and it has genuine Gibson Classic '57 pickups in it ... here's hoping. I'd like to keep it under $1,000, so can't afford a Gretsch ... which would be my preference.
ELECTRICS: EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS: Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah