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    I see some hollow body guitars listed above. Do the hollow bodies have a good sound without amp? And how do they change the overall sound compared to solid wood?

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    Yes mate, they sound very different. I've only finished the ES-1G (then refinished it) - still going on my PRS-1H. I put Tonerider humbucker sized P90's in the ES-1G but I think I will wind some proper PAF humbuckers as that's my preference. I think you get more of a raw throatier sound in the neck pickup with the semi-hollowbodies and the bridge is a bit edgier IMHO. The vibration of the semi-hollow body definitely feeds into the microphonics of the pickup to create that unique sound!
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    This is what she looks like now

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    That's a beauty, Andy40!

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    Thanks mate. Whats your next kit going to be?
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    I try not to spend too much time thinking about that, because I'm trying to learn to play! And I'm finishing off my amp. And then I want to build a bigger amp, because I have this tube amp I built many, many years ago, but it needs a new preamp section. So in the end I plan to build something like a Fender Deluxe Reverb, with a cleaner 20 watt output stage. It will probably weigh 40 pounds when I finish!! But I keep eyeing the ES-3 and ES-5 models. They look like they could be really beautiful and have a really different sound. Temptation, temptation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azroger View Post
    But I keep eyeing the ES-3 and ES-5 models. They look like they could be really beautiful and have a really different sound. Temptation, temptation!
    Guitar Kit Temptation? We know it well. Don't we @Andy40!
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    Welcome Roger. I'm in Glendale so that makes at least three Arizonans. I'm in the process of building an ES1F. I'm still working on the finish, but I bought Seth Lover 55 pick-ups.
    And the doctor said "Give him jug band music; it seems to make him feel just fine..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by azroger View Post
    So in the end I plan to build something like a Fender Deluxe Reverb,
    Great minds think alike, this is on the cards for me as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    Guitar Kit Temptation? We know it well. Don't we @Andy40!
    Oh yes we do!
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