What kind of guitar is the garageband guitar?

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  1. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    This is sort of a stupid question, but I've been trying to find out what kind of guitar it is. I've seen that type of guitar out in the wild, but I could never remember out what type it was (the similar rounded shape) when I went to find out more info. Does anyone know? Or have any ideas?
     
  2. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    Some sort of semihollow… not sure what kind. I think it's a unique kind designed by Apple :D
     
  3. maxrobertson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, no... Actually, the semihollow part is the most unique part. There are actual guitars that have at exact shape.. really round and stuff. My dad actually used to have a knockoff of one, but no one I know knows what they are called.
     
  4. maxrobertson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind, I found it. It's a Gibson melody maker.
     
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    The Gibson Electric Spanish 335 (and 345, 347, 355, 333) model is close. Epiphone Sheratons and Casinos also come to mind with the Casinos actually being fully hollow. Ibanez has the Artist semi-hollow series, called the AS series today. Fender's variant was the Starcaster. And many other guitar makers have a semi-hollow, or even fully hollow variant of this symmetrical, thin bodied guitar.

    To the right in the attached photo is John Lennon of the Beatles (with Epiphone Casino) in that band's last concert. In the band's last official concert, pictured here with John and George Harrison with Epiphone Casinos, are on the field at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

    The person most attached to that guitar model was Mr. 335 (Larry Carlton) as he was most connected to the Gibson Electric Spanish 335 Model (ES-335 for short). Here he is on the couch with an instrument probably almost exactly like the GarageBand logo.

    Also note the closeup picture of a semi-hollowbody, which is of a Gibson ES-345, which if it were not for the position of one switch, would be dead on to the the GarageBand logo.
     

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    WRONG!


    Gibson ES 335
     
  7. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Hey Ben, I guess the OP didn't read my previous post. I gave him a freakin' history lesson. ;)

    I love the GarageBand logo as one of my guitars is this Ibanez model, the AS-73 which is a budget version of the much more expensive John Scofield Ibanez signature guitar, with a nice tigerstripe top and gold plated hardware and that company's closest guitar to the GarageBand logo.
     

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    Though the Gibson ES-335, and Epiphone Casino, and Ibanez John Scofied models are closest, and hollowbody or semi-hollowbody guitars, an early to mid-60s Gibson Melody Maker does have a symmetrical body and four gold knobs like the GarageBand logo, but the Melody Maker guitar is fully a solidbody electric guitar.

    Here's a mid-60s Melody Maker in similar brown sunburst finish with gold knobs.
     

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