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I've been watching out for a ES-330 for a while now. Problem being that in the uk they are as rare as rocking horse sh1t. The Slim Harpo model looked an attractive prospect until it became obvious that the uk were not getting any (again).

An Andertons video I caught recently, showcased some Heritage archtops; among them were the H-530. That seems pretty close to a ES-330. Fully hollowbody with P90s.

Anyone used one? If not, any other candidates come to mind?

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I remember Mike, but  its just as well you remind me here because I had not considered the USA Epi. There is at least one available in the uk I know of, but its at one end of the uk (Scotland) and I live on the south coast. 

I need to try before I buy. Andertons is at least in range. A good shout nevertheless; thanks. 

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Can't remember which guitars you currently have - but I strongly urge you to play a 330 first.  If you have not played this type of guitar with the trapeze tailpiece you will find that they have a different string feel than all our stop bar guitars.  Not good or bad, but quite different so by all means try to play one first to see if it is in fact your cup o tea.  The Epi Casino is the best alternative I can think of but again a trapeze tailpiece.

 

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15 hours ago, Twang Gang said:

Can't remember which guitars you currently have - but I strongly urge you to play a 330 first.  If you have not played this type of guitar with the trapeze tailpiece you will find that they have a different string feel than all our stop bar guitars.  Not good or bad, but quite different so by all means try to play one first to see if it is in fact your cup o tea.  The Epi Casino is the best alternative I can think of but again a trapeze tailpiece.

 

Yes, I have a Hofner big box archtop with this kind of tail. Also used to have a Epi Casino Coupe. I find them just fine. Nevertheless, as I said, I need to try one first. 

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On 9/16/2021 at 5:35 AM, mihcmac said:

 Hmmm a CS-336

 

or a Midtown

 

I like both of 'em, but they're semi-hollowbodies rather than hollowbody. Besides which I already use a 339 which is similar to the 336. 

I will be in Hove for a while next month. There are a bunch of stores there including Badlands which I have wanted to visit for ages, so maybe I'll find something. 

 

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