#1
there are some threads with a similar gist to this, but dont have quite the same question . . . .

without using a fishman bridge or some such (piezo or whatever) how would you get an acousticy tone from an electric (ive tried using an acoustic simulator - it isn't what im looking for, nor is clean - it just sounds like a clean electric) .

i was going to get a semi hollow, but to be honest whenever i hear people playing them, they just sound like any other electric to me. my bm is also semi acoustic (dort of), but has no sound holes.

i was thinking though, maybe a semi hollow with really thick strings (like 11's?) would that get me near do you think - my local guitar shop wont let me change the strings on their stock guitars.
#2
Semi-hollows with thick strings work, and if you're playing amped, try rolling the tone and volume knobs back a bit.

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why not use an acoustic if your going through the trouble of putting 11's on a semi hollow?
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11's thick? wtf? ive got 12s and 13s on my electrics dudes. my semi-hollow with 12's sounds almost acoustic, but you can never quite have an acoustic sound unless your actually playing acoustic. something about where the sound resonates itself from creates the tone
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the best solutions are A. use an acoustic, or B. piezo. I know you said you don't want a piezo, but thats the closest sound I have ever heard.
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11's thick? wtf? ive got 12s and 13s on my electrics dudes. my semi-hollow with 12's sounds almost acoustic, but you can never quite have an acoustic sound unless your actually playing acoustic. something about where the sound resonates itself from creates the tone



same, I was like what the heck 11s thick?
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try lowering the volume on the guitar.
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the boss acoustic simulator pedal works really really good imo
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#10
You don't want a piezo bridge, and you don't think an acoustic simulator is close enough. Sounds like you really need to get an acoustic guitar. I have had 11s on my semihollowbody, and I will say it did not sound like an acoustic. Maybe try a hollowbody, but then again, if you're getting all the feedback and worries of a hollowbody anyway, you might as well just get an acoustic electric guitar. Seems like the obvious choice for you.