Semi-Hollow Guitars are widely used in jazz, blues, and blues-rock music. Semi-Hollow guitars mimic some of that round acoustic tone while also providing that tight solid body feel that an electric guitar has. The key distinct feature of the semi-hollow body guitar is its solid center block of wood. It allows the guitar to deal with increased gain levels which ultimately leads to less feedback compared to other guitars.
The Starplayer TV is a semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring arched top and back, bent sides and a 647mm scale. The distinctive arched spruce top and elegant flamed maple arched back has elevated the TV to one of the finest guitars in the world. Even being such a versatile instrument, it always retains its discreet character and enriches every type or style of music with its distinct Duesenberg sound. It will remind you of the time when Rock & Roll was still young. For the cutting leads and heavy riffs, we took our own classically wound GrandVintage Humbucker and paired it with our open Domino P90 for airy chords and creamy licks. The middle position of both pickups features a special wiring, which splits certain low end frequencies out of the humbucker signal, resulting in an open and extremely versatile addition to your pallet of sounds. If you decide for the Starplayer TV+ variation, you get an additional Piezo Pickup which can be blended with the original signal from your magnetic pickups to achieve an even wider range of tone. The Rebound charity edition sets you up with rhythm focused Duesenberg Little Toaster Pickups. All our instruments are fitted with our own hardware, which you will only find on a Duesenberg. We design it with attention to even the smallest details to create truly unique instruments from tuner buttons to jack plates. All our fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for. Additionally, our Diamond Deluxe Tremola proved to be one of the best of its kind, providing buttery operation and outstanding tuning stability. The Starplayer TV is available in a variety of different, durable PUR or acrylic finishes from standard colours like high-gloss Black or Vintage White, to more extreme approaches like our crocodile tolex Outlaw model or the Mother-of-Pearl mosaic series. Our Starplayer TV semi-hollow guitars are played by many of the top players around the world, and have become one of the staples within the music industry. We would be happy to make yours.
SE Zach Myers
Zach Myers, lead guitarist of the multi-platinum rock band Shinedown, picked up a PRS Custom 22 at the age of fifteen and announced his first SE signature model in 2010. As a guitarist who has rocked PRS on the stage and teched for several PRS bands, Myers has an intimate understanding of how a guitar should feel and what the build quality should be.
This guitar broke all the rules of traditional styling when it appeared amid the 'British' sound of the 1960's. Subtly updated through the years, this Deluxe hollow body with its special contour around the entire body perimeter, is still perhaps the most comfortable guitar of all. The bound body and Rosewood fingerboard, inlayed with triangular pearloid markers, provide an exceptionally attractive appearance. Stereo output is standard. Also available with an additional pickup (Model 370).
5th Avenue Kingpin P90 Cognac Burst
The Godin 5th Avenue brings you back to a time when the archtop acoustic guitar reigned supreme. With the soul of a 1950s archtop, the 5th Avenue is a true vintage spirit of yesterday with today's level of modern playability. With more projection & volume in the low/mids than traditional acoustic archtop guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue makes this sophisticated instrument a dream to play but not a nightmare on your wallet. The Godin 5th Avenue now makes the dream of owning an affordable North American archtop a reality! From Alt-Country, Delta Blues, Slide, Jazz to Rock, the 5th Avenue can really deliver both acoustically and electrically. The Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickup delivers all that classic vintage tone with presence, clarity, and a little attitude thrown in for good measure! Made from Canadian Wild Cherry, the body of the 5th Avenue features a molded arched top and back; as well as an adjustable bridge, classic F-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard, and cream binding. Also, the rustic beauty of its Custom Polished Finish creates a gorgeous satin sheen reminiscent of the 19th century.
The Epiphone Sheraton-II, once hailed by Blues legend John Lee Hooker as "an out-did 335", combines perfect semi-hollowbody tone with impeccable looks. In 1958 Epiphone produced its first guitars in the Gibson Kalamazoo factory. It was a momentous time for both companies and especially for Epiphone fans and dealers who only a few years before had feared the company might not survive the decade.
The Classic JM Pro offers options for a Gotoh 510 Tremolo that sounds great, and stays in tune with excellent intonation. Or, if you prefer, you can have a recessed TonePros tune-o-matic bridge with strings that pass through the body for super resonant performance. We also offer your choice of either two huge sounding but hum free S90 pickups or two Suhr SSV humbucking pickups with a low profile three way pickup selector.
Classic S Antique
The 2018 Classic S Antique features a new 60's C vintage medium neck profile with indian rosewood or maple fingerboard and V63 single coils. The Classic S Antique retains many of the original specifications of the Classic Antique including the SSCII hum cancelling system, nitrocellulose finish, and stainless steel frets. Proprietary Suhr locking tuners and the Gotoh 510 tremolo provides superior tuning stability. 2018 also marks the introduction of Vintage Yellow, a new finish option for the Classic S Antique.
The 2018 Gibson ES-335 Satin Limited Release is a guitar that has the look and build quality of our ES-335 Traditional, but provides players with the feel of our popular satin finishes. The Burstbucker 1 and Burstbucker 2 pickups are paired with a hand-wired MTC control assembly for optiomal capabilites, while the humbucker covers have been removed to expose the business of your tone. This guitar features classic Gibson quality materials like a quarter sawn mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, spruce bracing, maple centerblock, single ply cream binding, and a bone nut. The quality continues with reliable satin hardware like an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, a die cast zinc stopbar, and Grover 102 Rotomatic tuners. Available in Walnut Satin finish, or Wine Red Satin finish.
The 2018 Classic T features a new 60's C vintage standard neck profile. The Classic T retains many of the original specifications of the Classic T Pro including the SSCII hum cancelling system and stainless steel frets. The Wilkinson compensated 3-saddle bridge provide classic 3-saddle tone with superior intonation. 2018 also marks the introduction of Vintage Natural, a new finish option for the Classic T.
Montreal Premiere Sunburst HG
The Godin Montreal Premiere is a thinline electric guitar that is destined to become an instant favorite within your guitar collection with its set-neck, short-scale, and semi-hollow body. This model is a vibrant & versatile electric guitar for rock, blues, and jazz players alike! It features an innovative and unique "breathe-through" carved spruce core, which gives the body of the Montreal Premiere an astounding resonance unlike any other guitar in its class.
Brand new for 2018 the Modern features a basswood body, plain maple top, and maple neck with pau ferro fingerboard. The Modern retains many of the most popular specifications of the Modern Pro including the sleek elliptical neck profile, balanced asymmetrical body, innovative neck heel, and stainless steel frets.
The Source defines good old-fashioned fun! This is what you will feel as soon as your get your hands on the Source-BV that features the Bigsby B70 vibrato and a set of P90 pickups for authentic classic sounds that never go out of style. Besides the great sounds, you will also appreciate the feel and playability of this superbly-crafted instrument with its carefully chambered body, fast comfortable neck and many other features and cool appointments. Isn't it time to inject a little more fun into your guitar collection?
The 2018 Modern Satin features a new pau ferro fingerboard, new versatile electronics, and a V60LP middle pickup (HSH models only). The Modern Satin retains many of the specifications of the original including stainless steel frets and proprietary Suhr locking tuners. There are many reasons to love African Okoume: it is beautiful, it sounds great, and it is lightweight. The Modern Satin was created to celebrate the sound and beauty of this tone wood. The thin layer of satin finish allow the neck and body to resonate freely, producing a wide variety of tones so that your playing comes through loud and clear.
The Suhr Standard is a sleek take on the Classic design. The body is slightly downsized and has a sharper radius on the edges with slightly longer horns to give it a modern, yet classy look. The Standard is equipped with some of our most popular features including an even C slim neck profile, stainless steel frets, and our proprietary SSCII hum cancelling system. The Standard Plus is designed to inspire. From the moment you pick it up, the Standard Plus comes alive in your hands. The scraped binding, white pearl pickguard, crisp body contours and side input jack take this popular body shape to new levels of refinement and versatility.