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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
H&F Rating 353 reviews
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  • Made from X-braced spruce and basswood for strength, resiliency, and warmth
  • The pre-installed set of strings are wound around chrome diecast tuning pegs for a brilliant finishing touch
  • Comes with a 4-band pickup equalizer that allows full tonal control

Disadvantages

  • May be rough edges
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
H&F Rating 88 reviews
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  • Comes with dreadnought body style that offers a stylish look
  • Instrument’s neck creates an incredibly comfortable fret-hand feel that ideals for beginning players
  • Made of spruce top that allows strength, brightness, and dynamic range

Disadvantages

  • Pickguard maybe get scratched easily

Yamaha FG830 Solid Top Folk Guitar

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
H&F Rating 53 reviews
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  • Equipped with solid sitka spruce top that offers maximum durability
  • Comes with rosewood back and sides deliver improved sound through greater depth
  • Made of new scalloped bracing pattern bringing out more of the natural sound of the instrument

Disadvantages

  • Sound may not be loud enough
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
H&F Rating 155 reviews
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What We Like

  • Comes with highly affordable dreadnought acoustic-electric cutaway that is great for beginners
  • Laminate spruce top and basswood back and sides produce great tone
  • Built-in neck with c-shaped design that offers great playability

Disadvantages

  • May not be loud enough
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
H&F Rating 64 reviews
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  • Comes with thin-line cutaway body design for exceptional playability
  • Equipped with a scalloped bracing pattern that gives a high bass response
  • The APX body offers comfort, top-fret access and a sound perfect for the stage

Disadvantages

  • May be audio jack not work properly for some
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
H&F Rating 47 reviews
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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
H&F Rating 70 reviews
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What We Like

  • Made from X-braced spruce and basswood for strength, resiliency, and warmth
  • Comes with a 4-band pickup equalizer that allows full tonal control
  • Built-in dreadnought cutaway design that offers comfortable playing

Disadvantages

  • Frets may be wavy
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
H&F Rating 47 reviews
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  • Made of mahogany neck that gives comfortable feel
  • Equipped with fishman preamp system that allows you to reproduce the guitar’s natural sound
  • Comes with spruce top that offers strength, and dynamic range

Disadvantages

  • Sound may not be loud enough
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
H&F Rating 56 reviews
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  • Made of fine hardwood that offers resiliency, versatility and warmth
  • Built-in dreadnought design for maintaining overall tone balance
  • Comes with a 4-band pickup equalizer that allows full tonal control

Disadvantages

  • May be gig bag not fit properly
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
H&F Rating 47 reviews
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What We Like

  • Made of a dreadnought with a cutaway for easy upper fret access
  • Comes with 12 strings that gives full lush & chiming sound
  • Comes with hand orientation that makes it easy to play

Disadvantages

  • May not be easy to tune each strings
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
H&F Rating 44 reviews
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What We Like

  • Compact and space-saving design makes it ideal for beginning players
  • Equipped with a high-quality laminated wood that offers an extended durability
  • Made of the concert-sized body that ensures comfortability

Disadvantages

  • Guitar may be vibrate
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
H&F Rating 89 reviews

What We Like

  • Comes with a cutaway shape that allows you to hit higher notes on the fretboard
  • The guitar offers both acoustic or electric sound
  • Built-in 4-band equalizer that allows to adjust the treble, bass, middle, tone, and volume

Disadvantages

  • Bridge may not be able to hold string for longer

Buying Guide for Acoustic-Electric Guitars

The acoustic-electric guitar is a broad term that is applied to both an acoustic guitar with a pickup, and to an electric guitar with an acoustic pickup. The acoustic-electric guitars were created to produce the sound of an acoustic instrument without the feedback problems that plagued amplified acoustic guitar amplifiers of the time. The effect is a compromise between the two, producing the sounds of both, thus avoiding feedback.

The acoustic-electric guitar is probably the most underutilized type of guitar. Acoustic-electric guitars have a fairly limited range of sounds compared to other guitars. For example, an acoustic-electric guitar cannot produce the deep, rumbling sound of an electric guitar, so it is not likely to be as useful in blues, rock, country, or even jazz.

Benefits of Acoustic-Electric Guitars

Pickup Sound

Acoustic-electric guitars are different from non-electric guitars, in that they have a pickup, which is a device that converts a low-level sound into a more powerful electrical signal that can be amplified so the guitar produces louder sounds. This is usually done through a microphone that is placed in the instrument, or through a magnetic pickup that can be placed in the soundbox.

Variety of Music

Acoustic-electric guitars are used in a variety of music genres where the sound of an acoustic guitar is desired but more volume is required, especially during live performances. The acoustic-electric guitar is versatile and can be used for producing different types of music.

Portable

The acoustic-electric guitar is a relative newcomer to the guitar family, having been invented in the 1970s. They were designed to mimic the sound (and size) of a standard electric guitar but without all the noise and hassle of an electric amp. As a result, they are popular with musicians, who love the portability and compact size of an acoustic-electric without having to lug around a bulky amp.

Versatile

An acoustic-electric guitar is a versatile tool that allows you to strum along to your favorite songs, jam with a band, or even record your own music. Although these guitars have a smaller sound, they have a bright and clear tone, making them viable alternatives to their electric-only counterparts.

Factors to Consider Before Buying Acoustic-Electric Guitars

Sound

There are many acoustic-electric guitars on the market that promise a full, acoustic sound. From the Moonface to the Luna, these instruments have some sound. But it's important to consider what exactly they do, and what they don't do. An acoustic-electric should sound better than a simple acoustic guitar. It should produce a clean and robust sound, more like an acoustic guitar than anything else. The sound is the best part of these guitars and must be looked for as the most important consideration before buying an acoustic-electric guitar.

Types

Acoustic-electric guitars are actually very simple in design. They can be made with one pickup, or with two. Each pickup has a voice, which is the unique sound a guitar produces when it is played. The first step in making an acoustic-electric guitar is to determine which type of pickup is best for you. There are many different options and it can be difficult to choose. The best way to decide is to audition the pickups and see which one you like best.

Price

Just like any other kind of instrument, an acoustic-electric guitar does not require a lifetime of practice to become proficient, but it does require dedication to playing. They are a little more expensive than a traditional acoustic guitar. If an electric acoustic guitar is expensive, it cannot be disregarded on the face of it, the quality and model must be checked.

Quality

Good acoustic-electric guitars have come a long way in recent years, with high-quality parts and materials and high-tech designs that are both reliable and durable. There are various different options available in the market but the acoustic-electric guitar must be bought keeping in mind the various benefits associated with it.

Conclusion

The acoustic guitar is an acoustic instrument that is plucked or strummed to produce sounds. The electric guitar is a stringed instrument that is played by picking with the fingers or a pick to produce sounds. The acoustic-electric guitar is a combination of these two instruments.

The acoustic-electric guitar is a great guitar and has been evolving over the years, with many of the latest models having multiple pickups and other features. They bring the best of both acoustic and electric guitars and make playing your favorite songs a lot easier. To know your buying options browse through our featured section above. We recommend leading guitars based on their quality, design, and satisfaction.

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