The semi acoustic guitar dates back to the 1930s and was designed and manufactured ahead of the solid body electric.The semi hollow body has a sound hole and electric pickups, and often has an arched top. Known for having a vast array of tones they are said to be more resonant than their solid body counterparts. Classic models include the Gibson ES335, Gretsch white Falcon, Rickenbacker 330 and the Fender Telecaster Thinline. Over the last sixty years these iconic semi acoustic guitars have been seen in the hands of, Chuck berry, Eric Clapton, John Lennon and more recently John Mayer.
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