What about if you like to go back and forth between clean and high gain/distort? I like to be doing weird jazz-type stuff and then *STOMP* launch right into the death grind thrash and then *STOMP* some dirty blues sounding stuff.
A semi-hollow guitar, with F-holes and stuff, is generally a no-go for that... *EEEEEEEEE URRRRRRRRP EEEEEEE KXXKXKXKXXKXXXX EEEEEEEEEE* Not good.
Would the same thing happen with a... tone-chambered guitar? Would you be limited to clean and to not-quite-dirty blues? Or could you cover the same ground as a true solid body?