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    I was looking for something like this but didn't find it so I thought I'd start it.

    This list is my top of mind so please add to it and let me know what I got wrong. I'll keep updating this post with your feedback.

    The rules are simple: hollowbodies with at least a P90. (From major manufacturers/ mass market rather than boutique. )

    Thanks!


    Gibson
    ES-5
    ES-125 (inc. C D T)
    ES-135 (between 56-58)
    ES-140
    ES-150 (post war)
    ES-175 (until 57 and reissues)
    ES-225 (inc. TD)
    ES-275LE
    ES-295
    ES-300
    ES-330
    ES-350
    ES-390
    L-5 CES (until 56)
    Super 400 CES (until 56)

    Epiphone
    Casino
    Century
    ES-295
    Sorrento (90s MIK)

    Guild
    Aristocrat M-75
    CE-100 (during 50s)
    Freshman M-65
    T-50 Slim
    T-100
    X-50 (until 63)
    X-175
    Stratford X-350 and X-375

    Gretsch
    G6120

    Peerless
    Songbird (Casino)
    Wizard

    Dean
    Palomino

    Loar
    LH-279
    LH-301
    LH-302
    LH-309

    Ibanez
    ASR70 (ES-330L)

    Godin
    5th ave Kingpin (I & II)

    Heritage
    H525 (ES-125 TDC)
    H530 (ES-330L)

    D'Angelico
    Excel 59
    Deluxe 59

    Eastman
    AR405



    Smaller manufacturers

    Collings
    I-30LC (ES-330L)

    Yamaoka
    One/Two/Three Bone (Inc Thinline)
    Curtis
    Smith
    Last edited by blille; 06-29-2018 at 01:59 AM. Reason: Updated list.

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    Gibson

    L-5 CES
    Super 400 CES

    Both pre-1957

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    Gibson ES-225TD. Kind of the perfect electric guitar for blues or soul jazz.


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    And the post-War ES-150.

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    Limited edition Gibson ES275

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatRhythmMan
    Gibson

    L-5 CES
    Super 400 CES

    Both pre-1957
    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    Gibson ES-225TD. Kind of the perfect electric guitar for blues or soul jazz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone
    And the post-War ES-150.
    Quote Originally Posted by djelley
    Limited edition Gibson ES275
    Thanks!
    Updated! Love those guitars. Just beautiful.

    Keep them coming
    Last edited by blille; 06-26-2018 at 06:21 PM.

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    Guild Aristocrat M-75


    Gibson ES140


    Guild T-100


    Collings doesn't get much mention here, but they offer a couple of P90 hollow body guitars.
    I-30LC

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    Guild CE-100 in the 50s, one and two p/u models
    Guild X-50 up til '63 or so

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    Didn't the Gibson ES-135 come with one or two P-90s either originally or early?

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    Two

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    The original 135 came with one. It was a 125 with neck binding, les Paul inlays, and a 5 ply pickguard.

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    I believe the Gibson ES-175 should be "until 57"?

    Counting reissues, we have the 2015 '54 ES-175D reissue:


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    Very cool, thanks everybody, I just updated it!

    I can't believe I forgot about the Guild T100.

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    Call me "Woody!"

    Mmmm-mmmm, love them P-90's.

    Thanks for a fine thread, y'all.

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    Note to myself, add that to the list of guitar types I don't have Gotta change that sometime soon

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    Why is it nobody thought of this thread before? :-)

    Here's a few I think you can add to the list:

    Eastman AR405, Loar LH-279, Epiphone Century, D'Angelico EX-59

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNAPPI
    Why is it nobody thought of this thread before? :-)

    Here's a few I think you can add to the list:

    Eastman AR405, Loar LH-279, Epiphone Century, D'Angelico EX-59
    Added, thanks!

    I also added a couple more Guilds and the D'A Deluxe 59.



    I was thinking that it's surprising there are no Grecos, Arias, Tokais, Venturas or any other wonderful Japanese guitar from the "lawsuit" era on the list. Were there any hollowbodies with P-90?

    Matsumoku didn't like the ES-330 or the Casino?

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    King Snake KINGSNAKE YAMAOKA EUROPE

    - One Bone
    - Two Bone / Thinline
    - Three Bone / Thinline
    - Curtis
    - Smith

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    Epiphone had an ES-295 as well...

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    I don't think the ES-390 has been mentioned yet .. Fully hollow 339 size body


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    Updated!


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    Stumbled upon this thread while searching for something else, but I got some updates for you:

    Stanford Crossroad Thinline 30

    Archtop Tribute AT-101 classic
    Archtop Tribute AT-125
    Archtop Tribute AT-102 classic
    Archtop Tribute AT-350 classic
    Archtop Tribute AT-130
    Archtop Tribute ATC175 classic

    ;-)

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    Godin used to make a variation of the Montreal Premiere with P90s, but it looks like they no longer do.
    Last edited by Tom Karol; 06-11-2019 at 03:06 PM.

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    Custom Heritage 555 (hollow-body)


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatRhythmMan
    Gibson

    L-5 CES
    Super 400 CES

    Both pre-1957
    Just a note, L-5's and Super 400's had P-90s for about 3 yrs, '51-'54

    Then about 3 yrs w Alnico V staple pu's to late '57 when paf humbuckers were introduced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    Just a note, L-5's and Super 400's had P-90s for about 3 yrs, '51-'54

    Then about 3 yrs w Alnico V staple pu's to late '57 when paf humbuckers were introduced.
    Good point.

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    Gibson ES 135 (different guitar from the original model) from 1992 until they changed to humbuckers. Yes - they were in fact P100s (stacked coil humbucker) but easily changed to P 90s. Not sure if a routed hollow mahogany body would qualify but if so: Epiphone WildKat.

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    Gibson ES-195 w/ Gibson P94s, Trini Lopez headstock. Same size as the 175, but thinner. Factory equipped with Bigsby and roller bridge. The definitive list of hollow body guitars with P90 Pickups-gibson-es-195-0001-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    The original 135 came with one. It was a 125 with neck binding, les Paul inlays, and a 5 ply pickguard.
    hmm, mine has two p90s

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly
    do you own one? does it scratch the 330 itch? it's longscale, right? it looks so tempting but 1100 euro for MIC seems a tad steep?

    greetz from dortmund

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    Gibson CF100E and J160E
    CF 100E Collectors Edition

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    Eastman T64

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    Cooper ES-330 Casino:


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    Quote Originally Posted by djg
    do you own one? does it scratch the 330 itch? it's longscale, right? it looks so tempting but 1100 euro for MIC seems a tad steep?

    greetz from dortmund
    The scale is standard Gibson 24.75" but I guess you mean it's 'long neck' with the 19th fret neck joint instead of the 16th fret neck joint of the ES-330/Casino.

    I slightly prefer the 16th fret neck joint over the 19th fret joint, but that's only because I am used to having restricted upper fret access on jazz guitars :-)

    When I play my ES-333 (à la ES-335) it doesn't botter me at all.....

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    In case I missed it....

    Gibson ES 330-L
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    Thanks!
    Concerning the Guilds:
    the Franz pkups look like P90‘s but they’re different beasts!

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    Thank you Stefan....I was about to question the Guild Franz inclusions in the P-90 list too.

    Guild's Franz pickups do resemble Gibson P-90's, but they're built and wound a little differently.
    A Franz is brighter, articulate and not as thick in the mids. They also warm up easily with a tweak of the tone controls.

    It couldn't be more obvious to me when comparing my '52 ES-150 and '53 X-100....(all other variables considered of course!).

    No better or worse, the difference is appreciated and they both sound great to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djg
    do you own one? does it scratch the 330 itch? it's longscale, right? it looks so tempting but 1100 euro for MIC seems a tad steep?

    greetz from dortmund
    No, I don't own one, but when fishing for an ES 330 I tried it in the Music Store here in Köln. I thought it's a fine guitar. It has the normal Gibson scale but the longer neck like a 335 with the transition round the 19th. I ended up with the Gibson 330 but sometimes I doubt if I made the best decision.
    Why? I had to take the Gibson to a luthier to get rid of rattles from the switch and some cables and though I think the shorter neck is more comfortable to play in the lower register I sometimes miss the easy access to the upper frets.
    If the lockdown lasts much longer I'll have to sell the Gibson anyway. ;-)