Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars
Few instruments will turn heads faster than a beautiful hollow or semi-hollow body guitar. Originally developed to help make sure the sound of the guitar didn’t fade into background amongst other instruments, these guitars helped move the instrument out of the rhythm section and out into the solo spotlight. All you need to do is look at a list of famous hollow and semi-hollow body guitar players to understand why hollow and semi-hollow body guitars have grown to almost legendary status amongst hobbyists and professionals alike. Tom Petty, B.B. King, Tim Armstrong, Noel Gallagher, Dave Grohl, Carl Wilson, Keith Richards and more have all crafted some of their most legendary licks on these incredible instruments. Your choice of semi-hollow or hollow body guitar can simply come down to the matter of what style of music you love to play. If you’re a fan of the sounds of the British invasion, a guitar like the 360 Electric from Rickenbacker will have you jamming out jangly pop in no time thanks to its clean tones and biting overdrive. On the other hand, if you’re into a modern punk rock sound, you’ll definitely want to hear the Tom Delonge Signature ES-333 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar from Epiphone. With a Gibson dirtyfingers pickup and a single volume knob, this guitar will cut through when you’re jamming out your favorite, blistering punk rock jams. Further still, if you’re a blues fan, an instrument like the ES-335 Dot Plain-top Electric from Gibson offers an amazing growl and sustain, meaning it could definitely be the right guitar for you. At the end of the day, you know that semi-hollow and hollow body guitars offer seriously unparalleled sound. The right one for you will simply come down to personal preference in both playing style and aesthetic. One thing’s for sure, the moment you plug in your new guitar, you’re going to love playing your favorites and showing off riffs of your own at your next gig.