Here's the TL;DR of my situation: I have multiple guitars, but none that sound like a Gretsch. So I want to put "Gretsch" pickups in something, but don't know what kind of body would be suitable, if any, for 200-300 USD. Long Form Explanation: I have a budget of $200-300 USD for the body, and used is fine. I'm thinking about putting GFS Retrotron or TV Jones, or other "Gretsch Style" pickups in...something. So what kind of body should I look for? What scale length? Solid body, Semi-Hollow, Hollow? I've tried researching this all over, and the general consensus seems to be the only way to get "that sound" is to have a hollow or semi hollow. I know there are inexpensive solid body Gretsch guitars (Electromatic G4525 and such), so I just don't fully understand what the issue would be with getting a Bullet Mustang, or LP Special and switching out the pickups. Has anyone done this and been happy with the results? What body did you use? What pickups? Thanks in advance.