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In the 1930's, the demand for a louder guitar grew substantially amongst orchestras and jazz bands. From this growing interest spawned what is known as the hollow body guitar. Today, these beautiful guitars can be found gracing the biggest stages and legendary recording studios, and D'Angelico hollow body and semi-hollow electric guitars are considered by many to be the best.
D'Angelico guitars were used on many seminal jazz recordings by the likes of Chuck Wayne, Billy Bauer and countless others. With their rich tone and effortless playability, D'Angelico semi-hollow and hollow body guitars are continuously championed by performers from across the globe, and you'll find more than enough semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars to choose from in this section.
D'Angelico has no shortage of top-selling semi-hollow and hollow body guitars, and the EX-SS semi-hollow body is no exception. Featuring a laminated maple top and an unmatched PAF tone, this guitar has solid electronics, and the flawless tone is as pure jazz. In the hollow body department, you can't go wrong with the D'Angelico EXL-1. Containing a signature D'Angelico stairstep tailpiece as well as a floating pickup and hard maple neck, this single-cutaway hollow body guitar is everything you'd expect and more from a name that's as renowned as D'Angelico.
As a guitar player progresses on their instrument, they will soon make a decision regarding what type of guitar suits their personal tastes accordingly. While acoustic guitars and solid body electrics each have their own upsides, semi-hollow and hollow body guitars are also a superb option, and some musicians even consider them to be more versatile than solid body guitars. For fans of jazz, rockabilly and even early 70's power pop, semi-hollow and hollow body guitars are highly recommended, and a model crafted by D'Angelico will surely take any players greatest strengths to new heights.