cripeowner wrote:My AO wolf has hollow wings and it does make a different sound compared to a Moriarty I tried that was solid. Weight was quit different compared to the Moriarty as well. According to AO this is exactly how the original wolf was made. Maybe you all new that but I figured I'd add that tid bit.
I am sure Andrew would say the same thing, but Wolf does not have hollow wings, it has cavities or chambers. Saying a wing is hollow insinuates that the wing is completely void of wood within it's outer edges, that is not the case with either Wolf or Tiger. Portions of Wolf's wings have cavities, chambers or pockets where the wood has been removed, but the wing is not entirely hollow. For instance on Wolf, I have a photo showing it's electronic cavity and it is a compartment within that wing that shows it is not Hollow. That compartment is chambered out of that wing only where the backplate shows. That wing is not hollow, if it were you would not have wood on the meaty portion of that wing it would be hollow, so there is a difference. If not, then any guitar with an electronics cavity routed out of it's body could be considered a Hollow body guitar.
Trey's Koa Languadoc is completely hollow like a violin. BB Kings Lucille is semi hollow, but Wolf, Tiger and Rosebud only have chambers or cavities of wood removed from the inner core of their bodies. Does it make a difference, I would say slightly, but the pockets were not made for tonal purposes they were put in there for weight considerations. Tonally it is not the same as a Hollow body or Semi Hollow body guitar.
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