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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by drdoom8793, Jun 2, 2015.
Looks awesome! Can definitely say Want!
Wow! That's definitely what I'm buying next!
I used to love the SCHB, but the toggle switch was always an issue for me. I prefer the 25" scale length of the SCHB, but I think this P245 Semi hollow just got me. Waiting to see if a Vela Samp Ash/Maple neck will come up so I can place 2 orders.
So the main differences between this and the SCHBII are the pickups, scale length, and one F hole instead of two. Anything else monumental? I'm curious to see how they are different.
One thing that's a little confusing - it's named a semi hollow, but in the PRS demo video he says it's fully hollow with only one F hole.
I wish that they would make a C24 Semi Hollow with a trem piezo. Something like that is private stock only, correct?
While he said it was basically fully hollow, my guess is that it's just mostly chambered if you take a semi-hollow body and add the larger control cavity route for the piezo electronics.
A semi-hollow is essentially a heavily chambered solid body, with solid wood through the center from tailpiece to neck, fully surrounding the control cavity, and between the controls and lower bout. The hollow-bodies are a mahogany body outline with a carved/arched maple top and back, with a solid mahogany "post" at the bridge/tailpiece. I've seen pictures of this, but Google image search doesn't like me today.
IME, the semi-hollows stay warm and "snappy" but have some extra woodiness and air. The hollow-bodies are sort of the reverse; acoustic and woody with added solidity from the center post. The semi-hollows are definitely a middle-ground between the solid- and hollow-bodies, due to the significantly different back construction between all three.
Then there's all the way to Gretch where there's no center block, floating bridge, etc... but meh.
EDIT: Found one of the images I remember, of a hollowbody..
I think so, but if the S2 semi-hollows are doing well and the P245-SH does well, maybe they'll do P22-SH and P24-SH models?