Well, there you have it. From someone who should know. And I'll say this could be a serious missing link when it come to getting closer to the sound we're all looking for.
It's been stated in this thread that alembic use this technique extensively in building their guitars which would be news to me also. In fact, years ago when the Garcia tribute first came out, I remember a build thread of it and Alembics Garcia tribute guitar was not semi hollow.
What guitars did they make semi hollow? What other 'hippie sandwich" guitars ARE semi hollow. What guitars have been built as Solid body construction 'semi hollow' design.
I think that these types of instruments are actually called 'semi solid' not semi hollow. A semi hollow is an ES335 with a center block being the only thing keeping it from being an ES225 or thicker ES175 which are 'hollow body". Don't mean to get all technical!!
I've known some rhythm guys that swear by the semisolid single F-hole Tele gutars and I have to say they have a unique sound.
pretty cool stuff and the most interesting new ground being discussed that I've read here in a while!