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  • #2

    Does it refer to a hollowbody electric or an acoustic with electronics installed?

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    • billybilly
      billybilly commented
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      As far as I know it just means electric acoustic.  


  • #3
    I used to hear that term in Korea. I think it's used to refer to semi and hollow bodies.
    Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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    • GreatDane
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      honeyiscool wrote:
      I used to hear that term in Korea. I think it's used to refer to semi and hollow bodies.

      this is my experience as well.  it's not snob-talk either, from what i can tell.


    • Dougy
      Dougy commented
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      honeyiscool wrote:
      I used to hear that term in Korea. I think it's used to refer to semi and hollow bodies.

      This is my understanding of it. "Electro-acoustic" would be a 'proper' acoustic guitar with a pickup installed, "semi-acoustic" would refer to a ES335, ES5 or similar guitar.

       

      I am English though, I'm sure the Americans have a different word for it .png" alt=":smileywink:" title="Smiley Wink" />


  • #4
    I had a coffee table book of guitars when I was younger, and it called semi-hollow guitars semi-acoustic.
    Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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    • #5
      There isn't much acoustic in most semi-acoustics!

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      • #6

        What's the difference between semi-acoustic and semi-electric?

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        • #7
          Semi-electrics plug into amps, but their output is so low it's useless, just like a semi-acoustic guitar's acoustic output.
          Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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          • #8

            When I was a kid back in the 60s-70s, semi-hollows and hollow-bodies were generally referred to this way. The theory was that you could also play them acoustically, but everyone knew it never worked in the real world.

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