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The hollow body guitar is a blues staple because it is a throwback to having a guitar that you can play unamplified and it has the shape and feel of an acoustic guitar with pickups. It is the link between the acoustic guitar and the solid body guitar so many blues guitarists use today. It's no common middle man, though. What you're left with is a dark and creamy sound that your listeners will love if you've placed it tastefully.

The hollow body can produce a good deal of feedback if played at loud volumes. If the volume is just right, though, it can punch like Joe Louis and cry like Greta Garbo.