I recently got back my electric guitar from a friend and a fancy little amp to jam on, but I find I've become quite dependent upon the little percussive effects you get from an acoustic guitar. And I really miss that from the electric (90s Mexican Fender Tele w/ strat neck and mid pups, and hot humbucker in the bridge).
I find I can emphasize the percussiveness to a degree with reverb, little slapback delay, compressor or mild od, hi-pass envelope filter, wah open. But when I drive it up this way, the tones and notes are less clear. I'm having difficulty dialing-in a balance. Maybe splitting the signal and tailoring two amps to different characteristics would approach what I'm after.
But is there a different type of electric guitar that I should look for? I'm dreaming of laying out for a nice regal archtop with a discreet floating humbucker ... of course they're pretty, but is an archtop or other hollowbody likely to give me more tapping on the top without tweaking the signal?