This may be a silly question, but I will ask anyway. Other than tradition (and the obvious cool look), what other reason(s) motivate jazz guitarists to gravitate to electric hollow-bodied guitars? Using tradition as a reason almost seems counter to a jazz philosophy of pushing tradition. Stretching the norms and all often being a feature of jazz. Hollow-bodies are more fragile & larger (meaning potentially more troublesome to transport). Electric hollow-bodies can be played acoustically, but generally they do not sound as good acoustically as a fully acoustic hollow body, and generally have different construction than electric hollow-bodies. Tone seems like an obvious answer that will pop up, except that it seems once electrified, the acoustic qualities would be overpowered (and potentially lost). Maybe someone can elaborate on this with counter-points. I love hollow-bodies, and have one with P94s (they rock!), but I am not a jazz player seeking a jazz tone. So, what say you good people? Educate me.