New model Lyra has been in the design pipe for 2 years now because I wanted to do a semi hollow that will make sense and bring something new to the table. Somewhat hard to define, a semi hollow guitar can be many different things.. a Gibson ES-3x5, Thinline Telecaster, Semi hollow PRS and the list goes on and on but they all share one factor, they are not completely solid nor are they fully hollow (-; This may sound simple but there's a lot going on in that niche that may confuse anybody who's looking for a semi hollow sound. it is all over the place. Some so called "semi hollow" designs sound just like a bad solid body lacking low end definition but look cool with that F hole (Yeah!!) and some are awesome like an old 335 but may be a little too large, some are simply solid body guitars with a little cavity under the F hole... etc... For the sake of this build thread I will define a semi hollow guitar as being as close to a quality hollow body instrument but without that low end feedback and as close to a solid body as far as the focused and punchy tone. NOT in the middle between a hollow and a solid... as this may suggest compromising or giving up the qualities of both, but rather having the best of both worlds.