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Old 11-20-2019, 06:42 AM
MC5C MC5C is offline
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The acoustic Fifth Ave is, at the end of the day, a plywood guitar. You can dress it up all you want, but it kind of resembles an acoustic archtop. That said, I have two plywood acoustics - 1957 Hofner Senator and 1946 Epiphone Zephyr, and I am very fond of them both. It's a far better platform for an electric guitar, so probably why they discontinued the acoustic version. For me, it's a great guitar, just not a great acoustic archtop guitar.
Brian Evans
1935 Dobro model 25 resonator
1943 Paramount (made by Kay) mandolin
1946 Epiphone Zephyr electric archtop
1957 Hofner Senator archtop
1962 Gibson Melody Maker electric
1963 National Dynamic lap steel
1996 Landola jumbo
1998 Godin Artisan TC electric
1998 Epiphone SG electric
2010 GoldTone PBR-CA resonator
2015 Evans electric archtop
2016 Evans archtop
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