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waylonwaylon Posts: 30Member
Hi

I'm considering buying hollow body guitar for jazz. I'm looking for something cheap and warm. I found two Ibanez

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AF75TRS
https://musicsquare.co.uk/164242_Ibanez-AS-53-TF-ARTCORE-electric-guitar.html

I also found this one, but I dont know anything about this brand

https://reverb.com/item/3377301-used-carlo-robelli-el-500-jazzbox-hollowbody-electric-guitar-sunburst-made-in-korea

What do You think about this Carlo Robelli?

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  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 753Member
    It's always hard to tell. So often guitars made in factories in Korea are of excellent quality but get put out under a number of different brand names, and sometimes under some well known brands as well. I haven't heard of this brand, but that doesn't mean it's not excellent. From what I can make out it was a brand used by Sam Ash stores in the USA and the general view seems to be that they are OK, but there are better guitars out there for the same money.

    I can thoroughly recommend Ibanez, though.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 464Member
    What Dave said. Chances are the Robellis are made by Cort or somebody who makes guitars for other brands, but without trying it it's a bit of a gamble.

    I can add a vote for Ibanez too. I played an AS73 a little while ago and it was incredible. It had THE jazz sound you'd expect from a hollow body. Nailed it. The pickups and construction would make all the difference and certainly worth paying more for if you're looking at hollow things.
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