#1
this is the guitar i currently own my friend is thinking of buying it
(the one in black is the one i got)
http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=0&TempID=1&STRID=135136&Method=2&CategoryID=0&BrandID=0&PriceRangeID=0&PageNum=0&DepartmentID=0&pagesize=10&SortMethod=3&SearchPhrase=aeg10&Contains=%2Aaeg10%2A&Search_Type=SEARCH&GroupCode=

i was thinking of doing a little upgrade but im not sure if i want a semic acoustic or acoustic-eletric

this one guitar im interested
it has nice inlays
is colorful
and the body is Maple with flame Maple top. i have no clue what the hell does that mean
http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=2&TempID=3&DepartmentID=1&STRID=135222&CategorySubID=675&CategoryID=675&BrandID=0&CategorySubPriceRangeID=7&pagesize=10&SortMethod=3&Method=3&PriceRangeID=0&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=Department&GroupCode=&categorysubsearch=true

this is a semi acoustic im interested in also
has 22 frets compare to 20 on the acoustic
but im not sure how to feel about the guitar
i played one once but i cant remember how it sounds
a few questions i have is

i can use a semi acoustic as an eletric aswell right?
if i play the guitar unplugged does it sound as loud as an acoustic?
what kind of strings does it use eletric guitar strings or acoustic strings?
is the action as high as an acoustic?
do you think 399 for a semi acoustic is a good price compare to a 399 acoustic?


http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=9&TempID=10&DepartmentID=1&STRID=14527&CategorySubID=682&CategoryID=682&BrandID=0&CategorySubPriceRangeID=0&pagesize=10&SortMethod=3&Method=3&PriceRangeID=0&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=Department&GroupCode=&categorysubsearch=true

any help is appreciated

if you guys want to recommend something else
please try to use the samash website since is one of the stores i can go to and play the instrument and i know they have it on stock
my guitar stuff:
ESP JH-600
ValveKing 112
DigiTech Whammy Pedal
Taylor 314CE
Dunlop SW-95 Slash Wah Pedal
Cordoba C7 Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Metal muff
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash
#2
I think you might have posted the wrong links, that Ibanez costs $749, not $399 unless you have a deal somewhere -- but it looks nice.

The hollow-body electric will be made of laminated maple and the flamed maple top refers to the pattern of the wood grain -- very pretty.

A hollow-body is meant to be played plugged in to an amp and you won't get any significant volume unplugged. You'll want to use electric strings and they will come with adjustable bridges that you can raise or lower to the string height that you want.

Ibanez makes some really nice semi hollow and full hollow guitars at and below $399-- all of the artcore series sound really nice and are easy to play.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AS73-Electric-Guitar?sku=519454
or
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AG75-Electric-Guitar?sku=519451

If you want to go full acoustic, check out the guitars under $300 thread that's stickied on this forum -- those are some of the best deals out there and you'll have some left over to add electronics.

Good Luck!
#3
If you want a full acoustic sound, get a full acoustic or an acoustic electrics. Hollowbodies don't resonate like an acoustic.


If I were looking for an acoustic I'd get the takemine over the Ibanez. Though I also give milagroso a +1. Ibanez makes some quality hollowbody guitars at a very low price.
#4
I think you might have posted the wrong links, that Ibanez costs $749, not $399 unless you have a deal somewhere -- but it looks nice.


yeah sorry about that i posted the right links but now it seems to take me to other guitars



A hollow-body is meant to be played plugged in to an amp and you won't get any significant volume unplugged. You'll want to use electric strings and they will come with adjustable bridges that you can raise or lower to the string height that you want.


i see
few more questions
why the bodies on the hollows are so freaking huge if they dont help with the acoustics?
are the cleans different on a hollow body than a eletric guitar plugged in?
is there a guitar than can be acoustic and eletric at the same time?
my guitar stuff:
ESP JH-600
ValveKing 112
DigiTech Whammy Pedal
Taylor 314CE
Dunlop SW-95 Slash Wah Pedal
Cordoba C7 Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Metal muff
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash
#5
Quote by stefan1988


few more questions
why the bodies on the hollows are so freaking huge if they dont help with the acoustics?
are the cleans different on a hollow body than a eletric guitar plugged in?
is there a guitar than can be acoustic and eletric at the same time?



Hollow bodies do change the sound significantly compared to a solid body electric. I'm not sure how to describe it, but it is more resonant, a little more woody, and a little more full. On my Gretsch, I prefer to play with a milder overdrive setting as heavy OD or distortion breaks up a little as well as it is more prone to feedback.

As far as a guitar that can be both acoustic and electric, I don't know of one, but you could check out an acoustic simulator.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8459687702551075235&q=boss+acoustic+simulator&ei=r6dZSNSgBpW05ALm1_yrDw

It's no D-28, but if you're looking to use one guitar for both acoustic and electric work, it may be your thing
#6
As far as a guitar that can be both acoustic and electric, I don't know of one, but you could check out an acoustic simulator.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...gBpW05ALm1_yrDw

It's no D-28, but if you're looking to use one guitar for both acoustic and electric work, it may be your thing


yeah i seen that pedal is pretty cool but i still need an acoustic just to carry with me in case i sell my old acoustic

this are some guitars im interested in but they are pretty expensive i wish i could get the same quality or something similar close to 1000

this is a guitar i played and loved it to death
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Taylor-T5-Standard-AcousticElectric-Guitar-with-Spruce-Top?sku=514898

and this one im interested in but i never had the cahnce to play it yet
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Taylor-314CE-Grand-Auditorium-Cutaway-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=514973

do you guys have any more suggestions?
im looking that it has a cutaway
so you can reach the higher frets
electro acoustic so i can plug it in and record if i wanted to or amplify the sound
my guitar stuff:
ESP JH-600
ValveKing 112
DigiTech Whammy Pedal
Taylor 314CE
Dunlop SW-95 Slash Wah Pedal
Cordoba C7 Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Metal muff
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash
#7
yeah man you can get an Acoustic Elec. I have an Ibanez PF It has an EQ and a Tuner, and it is a nice full sound, you can plug it in and itl sounds nice... and if you get a FEED BACK BUSTER (It is a rubber that you put over the sound hole) you can play with Effects...
Funny thing is that I got mine there, in HB.