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    Hi there!

    This might sound a bit weird, but I am looking for a specific kind of guitar body.
    It's a semi hollow body with double cutaway, where one cut is a bit lower than the other.
    Examples:

    Echopark Esperanto Z


    Maton BB1200JH


    Eastwood Savannah


    For some reason, these guitars are right up my alley, aesthetically speaking.

    I have no idea how to search for this type of guitar and I have no examples of it, other than the three I mentioned above. I hope someone knows of some examples of other manufacturers who make this type of body!

    Thanks for reading, sorry for the weird request and have a good one!

    Carl

    To clarify: I'm mostly looking for an ES 335 type guitar that is slightly asymmetrical.
    Last edited by CarlvGent; 01-24-2019 at 08:00 PM.

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    Ibanez's first Pat Metheny sig models, PM100.

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    There ya go

    nothing symmetrical bout this one

    Asymmetrical hollow body-6050d9a5-9116-4861-82f9-56966f82a9a1-jpeg
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    You need to search for an offset hollowbody. That will run you from say a Pagelli type shape, which is offset even though it’s a single cutaway, to the more explicit double cutaway styles. Some of my most favourite guitar shapes to look at - tres moderne!

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    Gibson Vegas
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    Gary

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    I like the shape, too!

    Here are a couple (not mine, just pics!):

    Koll (in Oregon)

    Asymmetrical hollow body-koll-jpg

    Scero (in Colorado)

    Asymmetrical hollow body-scero-cavo-jpg

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    My Moffa Maryan:

    Asymmetrical hollow body-1554550_10152205290461428_8516888402836600551_n-jpg

    My friend Tom Ollendorff has a double cutaway version:

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    Any interest in semis?

    Asymmetrical hollow body-starcaster-jpg
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    Peerless Bird of Prey, I can't remember what Gibson model is based on:

    Asymmetrical hollow body-1-jpg

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    Thanks very much to everyone who wrote a reply! You've been a big help. I think I'll try to find a body shape like this on my next guitar! (When I can afford one!)

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    Couple of my favourites, should I ever have the coin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhango View Post
    Peerless Bird of Prey, I can't remember what Gibson model is based on:

    Asymmetrical hollow body-1-jpg
    Les Paul Signature?

    Asymmetrical hollow body-lp-signature-jpg
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    Full hollow or is semi hollow okay? The semis are taking over!

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    Two that spring to mind are Fret-King John Etheridge model (semi) and Wout Bosma (Netherlands luthier) Offset archtop model.

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    Of course Collings is not really double-cutaway, but a very cool shape.

    Asymmetrical hollow body-collings-jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    Les Paul Signature?

    Asymmetrical hollow body-lp-signature-jpg
    Yep, that's the one. It's fully hollow ¿right?

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    If you are looking for something 'new', unorthodox, odd, ingenious or disgusting - just have a look at vintage German guitars!

    Here a carved Astro 'Futuristic' from their Nuremberg workshop, made in the late 1950s, and offered in the USA:

    Asymmetrical hollow body-astro-futuristic-jpg

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    Hmm, I vote "disgusting" on that one!
    [and others may love it!]

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcwhy View Post
    Hmm, I vote "disgusting" on that one!
    [and others may love it!]
    Counter question: would you reject D'Angelico's "Teardrop" guitar?

    I'd put the Astro in the "odd" or "showboat in the conventional dress" category - though I've learnt to judge guitars (or people) not one-sidedly, from the visual or marketing side or whatever. Maybe one of the shortcomings of all social media like this forum …

    Science says that most people favor a certain symmetry or balance in objects, faces, bodies. However, 100 percent symmetry is suspicious, looks artificial, fake-like. Most guitar players have learnt to suppress their symmetry pursuit in favor of a more functional, though asymmetrical guitar body.

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    Fret-King Elise:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhango View Post
    Yep, that's the one. It's fully hollow ¿right?
    My dad had a '73 or '74 Goldtop, it is a semi acoustic : there is a block.
    It also has low impedance electronics a kind of mongrel between a Les Paul Recording and a 335
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Fret View Post
    If you are looking for something 'new', unorthodox, odd, ingenious or disgusting - just have a look at vintage German guitars!

    Here a carved Astro 'Futuristic' from their Nuremberg workshop, made in the late 1950s, and offered in the USA:

    Asymmetrical hollow body-astro-futuristic-jpg
    looks like a guitar with a hard-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    looks like a guitar with a hard-on.
    Or, Gumby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananafist View Post
    Two that spring to mind are Fret-King John Etheridge model (semi) and Wout Bosma (Netherlands luthier) Offset archtop model.
    Wout Bosma's guitar are great, he is a great luthier and repairman. I tried his asymmetrical models and they played beautifully, although asymmetrical models aren't really my cup of tea. I was in Wout Bosma's workshop in Dordrecht, NL, while I was in a need of a good quality guitar repair to have a fret work to be done to my Johnny Smith from 1966. I am saving up for D'Angelico New Yorker copy that Bosma could make me. I tried one made by him and without a blush, it was the best custom guitar I have ever tried. Not as costly as the vintage D'Angelicos, but the quality is every bit as good.