With the semi-hollow models it is important to try several examples in a store. Each guitar, even two guitars of the same model and color will have it's own character and sound and feel different even more so than solid body guitars do. Not sure why, maybe the design and construction. When I was shopping for a semi-hollow guitar a couple years ago, I tried Gretsches, Gibsons, Duesenbergs and Godins. I ended up buying a Gibson ES-335 and a few months later I bought a second guitar a Heritage H-535 because it was such a nice sounding and playing guitar that I couldn't pass it up. The two guitars are equally good but different. My experience when trying many different models was that the fit and finsih, fretwork, playability and sound was best on the Gibsons and Heritages I tried.I feel I need a semi hollow guitar in my life though not sure where to start.
Been watching a few videos to get some idea of what tones/looks I like and wanted some more feedback for what I should be looking for.
I currently have an MM Albert Lee, AO 70s Telecaster Custom and Squire Telecaster modified. Mostly playing blues, classic rock and grunge/90s alternative.
Most interesting to me so far are the Gretsch Falcon and Gibson 335. Also like the Duesenbergs and Godin guitars but cannot try these where I am.
If there was a AO Telecaster Thinline with proper WHRB then I would be all over it. I like the filterton sound so think Gretsch if the front runner so far.
Look forward to seeing your suggestions.