Hollow body guitar

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bbmuddywolf
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Hollow body guitar

Post by bbmuddywolf » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:58 pm

Looking for some help for my next guitar purchase I have an Epi 339 semi hollow body guitar. I use it for most of my playing--BB to SRV. Most of my playing is done through headphones once the wife has gone to bed. The nice thing about the 339 is that it has enough volume unplugged that I often just play without amp and headphones and it does not bother the wife. I am considering the Ibanez AF-55 which is a full hollow body guitar. My question is whether the volume of it will be higher than the Epi--that is, unplugged, is it as loud as a regular acoustic guitar? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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VikingBlues
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Re: Hollow body guitar

Post by VikingBlues » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:50 pm

Full hollow body is somewhere between semi acoustic and acoustic for volume.

I had a quick look at YouTube videos on a search.

This might help show the level of difference?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n6wqiCdxyo

or this might?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgM9nxYHt_k
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bbmuddywolf
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Re: Hollow body guitar

Post by bbmuddywolf » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:27 pm

Thanks for the links. Very helpful.

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12bar
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Re: Hollow body guitar

Post by 12bar » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:56 pm

+ a simple way to reduce volume is to play fingerstyle... :big_smile:

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