My Five Favourite Semi-Hollowbody F-Hole Guitars

fholesWhen I was a kid I was obsessed with semi-hollowbody guitars. I blame The Beatles, The Cure and Ratcat. Basically if it had F-Holes or similarly-shaped soundholes, I wanted it. These days I tend to either play Les Pauls, Strats or Superstrats but I’ve always had a fondness for big boxy guitars with F-holes and Bigsby vibratos. I still don’t own one but if I did it’d be one of these… Read More …

Gibson Memphis Rich Robinson ES-335. Whoa.

ARRRSCNB1-Glam-ShotOh sweet zombie Jesus. Not 24 hours after posting my review of the Gibson 50th Anniversary 1963 ES-335, this is brought to my attention and entered my ‘Guitar Crush’ list: the Gibson Memphis Rich Robinson ES-335. Now, Rich is a dude who knows his vintage guitars very well indeed, so you know that when he specs out an ES-335 it’s going to be pretty damn sweet. This one has some cool niche features like a slightly wider nut, a pair of Burstbucker pickups (BurstBucker 1 at the neck, 2 at the bridge) and a Bigsby with cool ‘Custom Made’ plate to cover the stop bar stud holes, just like if this was an actual old ES-335 that had been Bisgby-fied. You can read more about it here, but here’s a little more info from Gibson.com, followed by a bunch of pics. Read More …