#1
hi guys...

could anyone Explan me what the Difference Between Semi-hollowbody guitar and hollowbody guitar?

thanks guys.....i wish i had the Knowledge that u have on guitars.....

#3
Semi-hollow still has the center block of solid wood with the wing pieces hollowed while a completely hollow guitar has the whole inside of the body carved out. The center block of the semi-hollow is to keep the sustain and feedback in check while letting the guitar have some of the hollow body characteristic.
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#5
thanks guys sorry that im asking too much....

but i ask it Different...what epiphone casino cant do that...let say....fender stratocaster can do?

thanks
#6
Quote by zalopa
could anyone Explan me what the Difference Between Semi-hollowbody guitar and hollowbody guitar?
It's as simple as their names say. A hollowbody guitar is more or less completely hollow inside. A semi-hollow is only half hollow. Usually semi-hollow guitars are solid though the middle and hollow at the sides, but some designs are all hollow on one half and all solid on the other half.
There's also chambering, which is where you take out wood in specific places, but not as much wood is taken out as in a proper semi-hollow.

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does it effect the sound?
Yes. The more hollow a guitar is, the warmer it will sound. Basically, the bass and treble doesn't come through as well with a hollow guitar. The lowest and highest frequencies are lost, but the middle frequencies remain. This gives a very mellow tone. At one end of the scale you have totally oslid guitars and at the other you have totally hollow guitars; semi-hollows obviously sound halfway between the two, and chambered guitars sound half way between a semi-hollow and a solid guitar.

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but i ask it Different...what epiphone casino cant do that...let say....fender stratocaster can do?
They are completely different guitars in every way. Different woods, construction, scale length, frets, controls, pickup type. A Casino and a Strat are not in any way comparable. That said, the only thing the Casino doesn't have that the Strat does have is the vibrato bridge and the middle pickup; however, you can buy some models of Casino that do have a middle pickup and a slightly different kind of vibrato bridge. Everything basically comes down to personal preference; a Strat won't give the same warm, fat sound that the Casino does, and the Casino can't do the bright, twangy tone of the Strat. People who like one probably won't like the other, and vice-versa. Not to mention the different scale lengths mean they feel very different to play.
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