Semi-acoustic basses, like Guild and Gretsch are generally considered "cheesy 60s one trick ponies" and "good for that 60s vibe" etc. Now i understand how that notion applies to GUITARS, but does it ever occur to them that all the FIRST electric basses made were solid bodies? So what was the idea behind hollow body basses in the first place? I guess the first were intended to have a more upright-like sound, or perhaps just go with the look of semi-acoustic guitars which were still quite popular well into the 60s. I'm interested to hear everyone's opinion on this.