ABOUT OUR ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC GUITARS
Versatile in design, the acoustic-electric guitar is known the world over for its smooth sound and powerful projection. At its core, an acoustic-electric guitar is acoustic in style fitted with a pickup device allowing it to be plugged into an amplifier, a number of effect pedals or played on its own for a more intimate sound. Heard in basically every genre of music, these guitars and indispensable is almost any modern band setting.
One thing to note, different pickups produce different qualities of sound, so when exploring your options here make sure you pay extra attention to the pickups used. From magnetic to piezoelectric to microphone, they all pick up vibrations differently causing different sounds. As well, like all guitars, different designs and materials will produce different tones, so pay extra attention to the specific woods used before making a final decision.
Depending on your skill level or desired sound, there are almost endless options available to you. If you’re just starting out and are looking to gig with friends, consider picking up the Ibanez V70CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Ultra-responsive and with a dynamic range, no matter what you’re playing, this guitar can accommodate. On the other hand, if you’re more advanced and looking for a grittier sound that really rocks, try the Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar on for size. Inspired by Tim Armstrong's beat-up old Sixties acoustic, this guitar is crafted of solid mahogany, and is even styled with pearl acrylic ""Hellcat"" logos for a sound that can jam as hard as you do.
If you’re looking for only the best, the Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is arguable the pinnacle of guitars. A square shoulder dreadnought, this guitar’s body is crafted of Sitka spruce and mahogany, giving it a balanced midrange and clear treble registers, as well as a rosewood fingerboard and rotomatic tuners. Played by legends like Gram Parsons and Keith Richards, this is one of the best guitars money can buy.
Choosing the right acoustic-electric guitar is like choosing a new band. The decisions can’t be rushed and you need a sound that melds with your own. After careful consideration though, you’re sure to find a guitar here that’s everything you’re looking for.