It's the middle ground. That place where the full-bodied sustain of the solid body Les Paul meets the acoustic resonance of the traditional ES Hollow Body. And it's a pretty good place to be. A hollow body with a solid block of Maple running through the center of it, a Semi Hollow achieves amplified volume without feedback closer to that of a solid body while still retaining the smoother Hollow Body tone. No guitar epitomizes the Semi Hollow more than the one that started it all. Introduced in 1958, and available every year since, the ES-335's powerful blend of archtop finesse and solidbody power have made it one of the most versatile guitars available.