There's a time for everything - including the amplification of acoustic guitars. They may not need it all the time, but when you're playing a gig in a large venue and the furthest members of the audience are way back in the nosebleed section, a boost to your instrument's volume will go a long way! Better yet, amplifying your guitar will also give you access to the wide range of effects pedals that are on the market, allowing you to shape a tone that's completely unique. It all starts with a pickup-equipped acoustic guitar, and an amp setup that you can build around one of the acoustic guitar amplifier heads found right here in this section.
Although acoustic heads are outnumbered by their electric counterparts, there are still quite a few options available. One classic model that makes frequent appearances in the used gear lineup is the Fender Acoustasonic Ultralight Guitar Amp Head, and it's a great example of what to look for in an acoustic amplifier head. It's built like a tank, ready to handle the rigors of travelling to and from daily gigs. There are lots of built-in tone adjustments, with silky-smooth knobs on the pots while the effects selector locks into each stop with a satisfying click. And on the back, the Acoustasonic Ultralight has a range of I/O connectors that are every bit as high-end, transmitting your signals cleanly and built tough enough to survive years of heavy usage.
Above all, what acoustic guitar amplifier heads have to offer is versatility. They go above and beyond unamplified playing or even what a combo amp is capable of, giving you the option to connect to venue sound systems and recording equipment with your amplified sound. And, of course, you have total freedom to choose your preferred set of speaker cabinets for a truly personalized performance. When you want to take your sound to the next level, an amp head is a great way to make it happen.