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Author Topic: Hollow body vs semi-hollow (electric guitar)  (Read 1076 times)

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Offline Eric C.

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Hollow body vs semi-hollow (electric guitar)
« on: Apr 30, 2006, 07:53:56 PM »
I'm jonesin' for either an Oscar Schmidt OE30 or, for a few more bucks, an OE40.   The former is semi-hollow body, the later hollow body, both electric.

The advantage is supposed to be that the semi-hollow is more resistant to feedback.  OTOH, you can sorta play the hollow body acoustically (although you probably wouldn't want to).

Anyway, it's not like I'm going to be playing anything real loud, so I'd just like to get people's input on the two types.  Toodles.   ;D

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Re: Hollow body vs semi-hollow (electric guitar)
« Reply #1 on: Apr 30, 2006, 09:47:59 PM »
Hmm what can I say if you like it then get it I have owned to Semi Hollows and a multitude of solids. I liked most of them and disliked a few...
Still holding on to a Gibson SG works for me just as well as the 62 ES335 did coarse you know one would be worth more if I still had it ;D
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Re: Hollow body vs semi-hollow (electric guitar)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 09:38:05 AM »
Go for the hollow. It's fun to have an instrument that can be used as an accoustic as well as an electric. Then if you'll need to play it loud, try to find a way to avoid feedback. Usually it doesn't feed back as long as there are fingers on the strings, then between the songs you can turn the volume pot down.

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Re: Hollow body vs semi-hollow (electric guitar)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006, 09:48:56 AM »
Thanks Svento, I really just need a slight push to go that way.

Also, it's really hard to play the thin-line guitars sitting down: there's no place to rest your arm!

 




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