I have an ES-175 (full hollow body) and and ES-347 (semi-hollow body). Other folks have already pointed out the complete access to the top frets--no need to change your hand position to reach the highest notes. Also it sounds different, more complex and acoustic, woody. It kind of fills things in the way a bit of overdrive does with a solidbody--adds overtones and harmonics. A certain richness. I happen to love the looks of an ES, but that's me. I find it a very easy playing guitar with a huge range of sounds. I can cover Tele and Strat territory as well as LP land. Plus great jazz tones like a very articulate hollow body.