My first electric guitar was a solid body '64 Silvertone with amp in case. My second guitar was a '66 Penncrest, (J.C.Penneys), smaller version of a Gibson ES-335, (much like the later Gibson ES-339). During the whole psychedelic era of the '60s that Penncrest was my guitar. I played it exclusively until I got my Gibson SG Deluxe solid body in December of '71. In '71 I had discovered The Alice Cooper Band and just had to have an SG just like Michael Bruce was using. While I loved the way the SG played, (a super freakin' fast neck), I missed my semi-hollow almost immediately. There was just something missing. This goes double for clean tones. I knew the difference as soon as I started working on the then recent radio play of Ten Years After's "I'd Love To Change The World". The SG could never ever create the clean tones of Alvin Lee's guitar work. Those haunting clean leads were just out of reach. Today I own a Gibson CS-336 to cover those tones and a Rickenbacker 1993 Plus 12 string to cover the clean psychedelic tones from that time period. I've owned multiple hollow body electrics but have never found a keeper. I love the way you can control feedback by adjusting your position to the amp but I've just never found a hollowbody that produces the sustain of solid or semi-hollows.