Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars reviewed here. Musicians like the sound of semi-hollow bodied guitars because they’re known for having their own type of resonance with good sustain.
So what is the difference between a Hollow Body and a Semi-Hollow Body electric guitar? Though both are electric guitars, there are a few basic differences between the two:
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Full hollows, though more like acoustic, are more prone to feedback especially at higher volumes. And because they are more like acoustic they have a woody tone.
Semi-hollow electric guitars on the other hand have less feedback issues and have more sustaining sound; basically these have more “bite” to their tone.
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Semi-Hollows Can be Heavy
Some of the semi-hollows are constructed in such a way that it has a center block, typically made of maple, to support the pickups so that feedback is reduced considerably.
The flip-side to this approach is that the block can make these guitars heavier. Some of he expensive ones use other lightweight wood material like Balsa to make it much lighter.
Semi-Hollows for Louder, Sustaining Sounds
Hollow-bodies electric guitars can sound almost as loud as the acoustic ones and are great for playing unplugged.
Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars on the other hand are quite versatile because of their louder, nastier, sustaining sounds and can be used for playing in different genres of music.