Hi, I am a beginner at playing guitar and want to buy a hollowbody electric for under 700$. I will mainly be using it for blues and hard rock. I want something warm sounding but sounds good with a decent amount of distortion.
You probably want a semi-hollow, not a true hollow body.

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I have a Sheraton and like it but there are some new Ibanez semi-hollows that I would at least take a look at if possible like the AS93 and the AM93.