#1
Hey, I am thinking of replacing my current guitar (epiphone casino) with a PRS SE model and was just wondering how the semi-hollow model performed because my usual tendency to go for hollow models normally ends in a face-full of feedback when using it in the studio (bad experiences with an Epiphone casino).

Could anyone give me advice on whether to go for the semi-hollow version? or would it have similar faults as my previous guitars?

Thanks,
Gag-Bob
#2
The semi hollow SE's that I've tried haven't had any feedback at all. In fact, I like them more than the SE 22 that I owned for a year. In the end it depends on what sound you want, but because of the weight difference and that sound that PRS semi's seem to have, I'd grab one of them.

Note - You can in fact play heavy stuff on a PRS semi hollow. Just look up the guitarist in Daath. I don't know his name because I don't really listen to them, but I know his tone is decent and he uses a semi hollow.
#3
Quote by enselmis
Note - You can in fact play heavy stuff on a PRS semi hollow. Just look up the guitarist in Daath. I don't know his name because I don't really listen to them, but I know his tone is decent and he uses a semi hollow.


Emil Werstler. Absolutely unbelievable player.
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#4
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Emil Werstler. Absolutely unbelievable player.


Yeah, that's him. I couldn't remember if it was Levi or Werstler that had it.

On a side note, that album Levi/Werstler is pretty damn cool.
#5
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Yeah, that's him. I couldn't remember if it was Levi or Werstler that had it.

On a side note, that album Levi/Werstler is pretty damn cool.


I still haven't picked it up >.< I'm going to have to get it soon or I'll forget again
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#6
there are things you can do to minimize the feedback.

replacing pup height springs with rubber tubing helps a lot.
#7
Benjamin Burnley plays with a Hollowbody II. Mind you its not a part of the "SE" series but still.
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Yea thats what i thought.
#8
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I still haven't picked it up >.< I'm going to have to get it soon or I'll forget again


Shame they don't use 7's. You see Dave Weiner's 7 string PRS?
#9
I bought an SE semi-hollow about a year ago. I'm happy with it.

The only thing I don't really like is having just one knob for volume and one for tone. Takes some of the versatility out of it.
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#10
I bought an SE Custom Semi Hollow body yesterday. I played an SE Tremonti as a backup once when my strat broke a string years ago (it belonged to our bassist) and was completely impressed with the feel and look of the thing. Fast forward to about ten years later, and I find myself in a new town and a new band and my same old strat. I finally started gigging again and it was time I could afford a new guitar. I was shopping around and then stumbled upon this model over the internet. After seeing the diversity of the thing on youtube, I set up a couple of appointments to try a few out. The first one at the first store shocked me - I was disappointed, and thought it would be as nice as the SE Tremonti that I'd used years before. It was rough, didn't sound too good, and the action kind of sucked. So I quickly figured it wasn't for me. It didn't vibrate my spine like all of my favorite guitars do either.
So then I went to another music store, asked to see theirs, and was blown away! The whole thing was just a joy to play and sounded AMAZING in EVERY SETTING! I can get dirt, clean, even a piezo-like sound. God I love this guitar so far. It's perfect for me - I bought some locking strap nuts though, as it being a semi hollow means I don't want to drop it ever - but you know what? It's really quite hardy, and I'm not so worried anymore.
I think it can do EVERY sound you need - no need to worry about that - I get tons of high end when I need it - was pleasantly surprised, as the one criticism of the guitar I found (on a British site) was that it was a bit too warm, and that those wanting a raw rocking sound should go for the P90 version. Well, I'm a classic rock and blues guy now, having spent my youth being a punk and metal and experimental guy, and I'm telling you this can do high end fine, if you know what you're doing with your amp.
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#12
Also, Alex Lifeson from Rush used an Gibson ES-335 on their early material. I know its not a PRS, but you can in fact play heavy on a semi-hollow.
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#13
Never really used a PRS SE Semi-hollow, but never heard a bad thing against them
I do own a PRS SE Custom 24, and it sound and plays amazing. I would recommend it to anyone, and don't think you can beat them for the price.
I would just go a shop and try them, I'm sure they will cover any genre you want
#14
I was in like a mathy prog rock band and the other guitarist almost exclusively used hollowbody guitars. Sounded great, they have a very open sound to them, if you know how to work an amp, you'll get a good sound!
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#15
Quote by Black_&_Silver
I bought an SE semi-hollow about a year ago. I'm happy with it.

The only thing I don't really like is having just one knob for volume and one for tone. Takes some of the versatility out of it.


Use an EQ pedal. Works for me.
#16
i tried both and ended up buying the solid body SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary. this was because the sound and tone of the solid body suited my taste, it's all a matter of personal preference.
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#17
i got an SE semi-hollow (picking it up friday) for 3 main reasons

1. the sustain. it went for longer than ive ever heard in my life, is incredible.

2. the build quality. Its amazing, i got mine in the natural finish and its pure awesomeness. no faults what so ever on the guitar.

3. the fact that yo get a semi-hollow tone (a bit of natural reverb and great mids) without any feesback issues at all. infact it gave me less feedback that my schecter.

i tried the singlecut also and for some reason just liked the semi-hollow, beautiful guitar, cannot wait till i get my hands on it proper good.
#18
wax potted pickups. it ain't the 60s anymore.
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#19
Quote by AcousticMirror
wax potted pickups. it ain't the 60s anymore.


Guitar still sounds incredible.