The Semi-Acoustic Guitar is practically a mix between an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar.
You get a good richness of sound and nuances thanks to the tonal chambers typical of the Semi-acoustic Guitar. The attributes of the solid bodies are also maintained, such as sustain, more present highs and greater acoustics in the sound. The latter is picked up by the pickups in a mix of electric and acoustic. We have an extraordinary selection of semi-acoustic guitars here at Musicarte! They range from semi-hollow versions of classic solid body models, to elegant and innovative guitars with sophisticated designs and ultra-modern electronics.
The modern Semi-Acoustic Guitar is capable of offering a wide variety of different sounds. Some have varitone or coil split control systems that allow you to manage your pickups in humbucking mode or split coils to switch to single-coil configuration or even have different frequency cuts on each pickup.
From an electronic point of view, it’s like having half a dozen guitars in one. With modern and vintage neck profiles, we also have something for every guitarist. If you’re looking for something a bit bigger, close to the golden age of rock music, check out our double and single cutaway guitars. The tonal chambers of this size are almost as big as those of a completely empty version. But the solid construction of the centre block improves sustain and avoids annoying feedback from triggering top vibrations on the pickups themselves. These semi-acoustic guitars are reminiscent of previous eras. In addition, their rich tone and playability will allow you to find your comfort zone within the wide range of genres and styles of sound they contemplate.
One of the characteristic sounds of the semi-acoustic or semi-hollow body guitar is the unmistakable sound of 60s folk rock. These great gaudy guitars, had a surprising appearance and a characteristic tone that has guided the musical scenes until today. Their characteristic sound, round but brilliant, is given by the combination of a tonal chamber in the upper half and the lower half compared to the solid central part of the body.
But don’t make the mistake of thinking that they are great for clean sound only. These semi acoustic guitars are also great with overdrives and crunches, for blues or fusion but also for rock’n’roll. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate in precision control and modern neck profiles, surfing sound or fantastic rockabilly sounds, here you’ll find a guitar that produces your own sound and adapts to your hands and your idea of semi-acoustic sound. We have dozens of beautiful models with legendary names of the smirky guitars and the new classics.
Which Semi Acoustic to choose?
If you’re interested in a semi-hollowbody but aren’t quite sure how all the features and options fit to produce different tonal qualities, call us. Our sales specialists love to talk about their favorite tool! We are well prepared for the features and sounds, styles and configurations of these guitars. If you have a sound in mind but are not sure how to get there, we can help you narrow your search to find a semi-acoustic or semi-hollowbody guitar with the tonal characteristics and playability you are looking for.
Have you always been fascinated by American bluesmen with those big shoulder guitars full of chrome? Famous is the Back to the Future scene, where Marty McFly is holding a Gibson Semi-acoustic Guitar and playing Johnny B Goode with a distorted guitar to impress everyone. These types of instruments have been developed to get a wider sound, capable of being amplified and listened to by more and more audiences, and come out among the other instruments of the band.
Semi-acoustic Guitar: Prices
If you are looking for a semi acoustic guitar at too affordable a price, as on the other hand, very high prices may confuse you especially if you are not very experienced in the field.
To help you understand the differences in price, usually compared to a commensurate difference in quality of construction and materials used, there are our experienced sellers who can guide you in the choice. You don’t have to spend crazy amounts of money to approach the semi acoustic guitar: medium and low prices, from 400,00€ to 6-700,00€ will allow you to already have a nice instrument with discreet woods and well-balanced and full-bodied pickups.
The production of these mid-range semi-acoustic guitars is usually oriental.
If you want a semi-acoustic guitar at more important prices, you could aspire to instruments made in the USA (in the case of Gibson for example) or in renowned Japanese lutherie factories (as in the case of Ibanez or Yamaha).
Semi-Acoustic Guitars, Used
It can happen some models of semi-acoustic guitars used as a Gibson ES-335 also vintage or a Gretsch Country Gentleman of the ’70s. One of the characteristic sounds of semi-acoustic or semi-hollow body guitars is the unmistakable sound of 60s folk rock. These great gaudy guitars had a surprising appearance. They also had a distinctive tone that has guided the musical scenes to this day.
If you’re interested in a semi-hollowbody but aren’t quite sure how all the features and options fit to produce different tonal qualities, call us. If you have a sound in mind but are not sure how to get there, we can help you! We can help you narrow down your search to find a semi-hollowbody guitar with the tonal characteristics and playability you’re looking for.
The Musical Genres
The semi-hollowbody guitar is a classic mashup design that proved to be superior to the sum of its parts. You get good wealth thanks to its resonance chamber. However, the attributes of the solid body such as enhanced sustain, a narrower top and a reduced tendency to respond are retained. MusicarteStore has an extraordinary selection of semi-hollowbody guitars.
From semi-hollow versions of classic solid-body models, to elegant and innovative guitars with sophisticated designs and ultra-modern electronics. As well as lots of unique guitars falling somewhere in between. Today’s semi-cavity guitars are capable of a huge variety of tones. Some are embellished with the latest pickup innovations and control systems that allow you to manage your pickups in humbucking mode. Or split them into single-coils. From an electronic point of view, it’s like having so many guitars in one.
Rock’n’Roll, Rockabilly and Blues
These semiacoustic guitars are also great with overdrives and crunches, for blues or fusion but also for rock’n’roll. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate in precision control and modern neck profiles, surfing sound or fantastic rockabilly sounds, here you’ll find a guitar that produces your own sound and adapts to your hands and your idea of semi-acoustic sound. We have dozens of beautiful semi-acoustic guitar models with legendary guitar names and new classics.