I have owned many. Tried many more. The "inexpensive" requirement is the first tough part. In that, I have encountered excellent playing, sounding lower cost hollowbodies ... but most lack that complex sort of depth that I think of as resonance. And don't sound all that good unplugged. When you relax what "inexpensive" means, you'll find more of the more complex, better sounding hollowbodies, but it's still a matter of trial and error. The 4 Peerless made casinos I owned were all excellent in their own way, but they lacked that something we're talking about. Fine plugged in. Rather dead unplugged. Same goes for the Epi Elitist casino I then tried. Then the first couple Eastman T64Vs I tried. (Moving up the cost scale with the Elitist and the Eastmans.) Patience was finally rewarded in the third Eastman T64V I tried. This is one of the best sounding guitars - plugged or unplugged - I've played. As rich sounding acoustically as the priciest, best vintage archtops. Price is part of it. Luck is the bigger part. The other archtop that sounds so pretty unplugged is vintage. A '62 Guild X-50. Guild's modest answer to the full depth non-cutaway Gibson ES-125. Never heard another guitar sound quite like that. Total luck that I found it. Spending more can help, but there's no shortcut here. You have to try different ones, and be patient. They're out there.