- Jan 14, 2011
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Take advantage of a no interest for 12 months deal or just save a bit more and get one of these 6lb beauties!:
I love my Custom Lite, but you're talking yourself out of it. The ES-335 Studio models are pretty reasonable, if you're wanting something new (vs used).
This also might be a newbie question, but how loud can a semi-hollow get when play just acoustically? I've never played a 335 style guitar.
string gauge plays a big factor, the bigger gauge the louder but to be honest acoustically they aren't loud. they are louder than a solid body but not close to how loud full acoustics can be.
you can get an es-339 for around $1700 (or cheaper if you look around) if you are considering a semi hollow. it has the advantage of being les paul sized so it isnt too big of an adjustment and they are very nice looking guitars. I have been wanting one myself.
If you haven't had an sg I should warn you that if variances in guitars affect your playing, switching from a les paul to an sg will probably do so if you play sitting down. the distance from the neck to the curve on the body where you rest the guitar on your leg is different on an sg so it may feel like the neck is shifted a couple frets further away. also there is the matter of neck shape but that obviously varies based on model. after a while you get used to it.
to be honest, If you want something different, I would suggest a telecaster. whole different monster but in a good way.
I've had an SG before and I know what you mean. It feels to me like the neck is significantly longer than an LP. I have a G&L Classic Bluesboy to fill my telecaster void. I can live with one Telecaster but I'm always open to the idea of more LP's in my collection. How much louder can a full hollow body sound acoustically compared to a semi hollow? Another newbie question but I want something that allows me to go from an acoustic sound to a light crunch when plugged in. I don't expect a full hollow body to be as loud as a regular acoustic guitar but if it can be loud without being plugged in then it's something I'd be really interested in.
Or a tele(i would buy that)
I would regret buying a lite, but i'm traditional.
But, if you like it....