#1
Hello guys!

I sing and play guitar in a Folk Rock band called the Seasons. I've learned to play guitar with an acoustic and i've never touched an electric guitar before. The problem is that these days the band is going into a different sound and I would need to have some overdrive and reverb effects sometimes but when I try to play on with friend's telecaster, my "acoustic guitar player" background makes that I strum too agressive and I press too hard on the stings. The result: It sounds out of tune and I if I try to play softer, I can't get the same energie that I have when I'm playing with my acoustic guitar. I was wondering if you could recommend me some electric guitar models that has some similarities with an acoustic guitar so I could get the same kind of energie and feeling. Probably an hollow body, but witch one?

Thank you very much!!
#2
First of all, the whole "pressing too hard" thing is all about setup. If you're playing a guitar that is properly set up, you'll be just fine.

Second, yes, you'd probably find a semihollow/hollowbody more to your liking, at least in terms of comfort.

Ideally, you'd probably also want something with a piezo pickup installed in it as well, so you can go "acoustic" without having to change guitars.

What kind of budget do you have?
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What kind of budget do you have?


Something around 500$-600$-700$, maybe 800$ it's the maximum.
#4
The most popular semihollows & hollowbodies in that price range are (in no particular order) Ibanez Artcores, Gretsch Electromatics and Epiphone Dots/Casinos/Sheratons (etc.). Hagstroms also get a lot of votes these days.

All within your budget.

Other quality options are available from Godin. Their 5th Avenue Kingpin has a single P90, which is an oversized and more powerful form of singlecoil pickup. There is a cutaway version with 2 P90s, but it's $60+ over your budget.

Better still for you, their A6 Ultra line has kind of a "Tele" shape, and has both a humbucker in the neck and a transducer pickup in the bridge, so it should deliver both electric and convincing amplified acoustic tones. The A6 Ultra comes in a variety of woods & finishes, and the fanciest are outside your budget. However, the natural finish one is $699 at Sweetwater.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/A6Ultra6NAT/
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Apr 18, 2013,
#5
+1 to the 5th ave kingpin. tiny bit over budget, but worth it IMO, for the price you will get something better than a electromatic or most* epiphones


*i have only played a few different epiphone hollow bodies, so i haven't tried them all. my favorite one i recall was the Sheraton. buti think the godin is better than even the Sheraton.
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