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Hollow body guitars have an old soul and a lot of history behind their curved bodies and warm tone. Built in a number of shapes and formats, these instruments lack the center block found in their semi-hollow cousins.

Typically associated with jazz, but frequently used in country, blues and rockabilly as well as other genres, the hollow body guitar sound is rich, clear, and sure to please. Take a cue from the work of legendary luthiers like John D'Angelico and pick up a hollow body electric guitar for yourself today.

What are hollow body guitars?

Hollow body guitars are typically electric guitars that are hollow on the inside, like an acoustic guitar. Traditionally, hollow body electric guitars have arched tops and backs and f-holes that allow air to move freely through the instrument.

What are hollow body guitars good for?

Hollow body guitars are most often used in jazz, blues, country, and other genres that favor a clean, warm tone. Hollow body guitars are less popular in genres that use a lot of gain or distortion, as they’re prone to feedback when gain-based effects are heavily used.

Do hollow body electric guitars sound different than solid body guitars?

When it comes to hollow body vs solid body guitar sound, hollow bodied guitars have a more acoustic tone, a boomier low end, a woodier sound, and less sustain than electric guitars. They’re also more likely to produce feedback, which can be a pro or a con depending on the player’s tastes.

What is the difference between hollow body and semi hollow body guitars?

The difference between a hollow body and a semi-hollow body guitar is that semi-hollow bodied guitars aren’t completely hollow. Most commonly, semi-hollow body guitars have a center block under the middle that increases sustain and decreases feedback, while maintaining the overall feel and tone of a hollow body guitar.

Does anyone sell a hollow body guitar kit?

Yes, there are dozens of brands on Reverb.com that sell hollow body guitar kits, including a few with solder-free electronics.

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