An acoustic electric guitar is simply an acoustic that has built-in electronics for capturing that signature acoustic sound and passing it to an amplifier or PA system. Acoustic electrics are specifically designed for live settings but can also be used for simple playing in a small room.
Rock Your Strat® ... Acoustically The Standard Stratacoustic truly represents the best of both worlds-the classic, familiar body shape, headstock and neck feel of a Stratocaster® in a well-made and affordable acoustic-electric guitar. Perfect for musicians who prefer the feel of an electric guitar with the sonic performance of an acoustic, the Standard Stratacoustic combines a spruce top and comfortable fiberglass back and sides with great-sounding onboard electronics. Fantastic for both practice and performance, amplified or unplugged, it's a very versatile guitar in a cool black finish, and an awesome choice for acoustic rock.
Careful acoustic research has resulted in the full, rich and warm sound of this popular model. Two single coil pickups on a full size body are accented by a traditionally shaped sound hole. The 24 fret Rosewood fingerboard is punctuated by dot inlay fret markers, with full double cutaways permitting access to all the frets. Standard output is monaural through a single jack plate. Also available with an additional pickup (Model 340) and as twelve string versions with either 2 or 3 pickups (Model 330/12 and Model 340/12 respectively). Click here to view the parts diagram for this model
Hybrid CW Black HG
The Hybrid CW is the nylon stringed guitar for the modern player who, like most of us, is not necessarily a classical guitarist. As the name suggests, the Hybrid is certainly a guitar from mixed origins derived from the traditional side of nylon stringed guitars and the desire to meet the needs of the modern player with its cutaway body shape, radiused fingerboard and onboard electronics.
The acoustic/electric 314ce responds well to a wide range of playing styles thanks to Taylor's medium-size Grand Auditorium body. Sapele shares mahogany's lively tonal response and, together with a Sitka spruce top, rings out with a brightness and clarity that give these guitars a definitive Taylor voice. Black binding flanks sapele's ribbon-like grain, with Italian acrylic fretboard dots adding a traditional touch. The guitar incorporates a Venetian cutaway, comes equipped with Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic/Electric
Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic/Electric, one of rock n rolls most revered guitar designs now featuring a Solid Spruce top with an Epiphone Stacked P-100 pickup and available in two beautiful color finishes”Natural and Vintage Sunburst. The original J-160E was one of the first acoustic/electric guitars on the market when it was released in 1954. Over the decades, the J-160E has been embraced by a wide range of artists both classic and contemporary like Lightin Hopkins, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, and of course John Lennon. In fact, the J-160 acoustic/electric was the only guitar to appear on every Beatles album from Please Please Me through Abbey Road. Now with the new Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic/Electric, the House of Stathopoulo brings this vintage and hard-to-find classic into the 21st century with a Solid Spruce top for a limited time and only through select Epiphone Dealers.
American Acoustasonic® Jazzmaster®
NEVER STOP LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO PLAY The American Acoustasonic® Jazzmaster® represents the next phase of purposeful innovation that drives Fender acoustic guitars. The power of the Fender and Fishman®-designed Acoustic Engine is sure to deliver true inspiration. From acoustic shapeshifting to electric rhythm tones, this extremely versatile guitar opens a new door to discovering endless sonic possibilities.
Tim Armstrong Hellcat
Built for a Legend Well known as the Grammy-winning founder of influential U.S. punk band Rancid, Tim Armstrong is also well respected as a producer and indie label owner. But as a songwriter, he has always turned to his old Fender concert-style acoustic for inspiration. The Tim Armstrong Hellcat is based on Armstrong's own classic instrument, with modern appointments including high-quality onboard electronics. A great guitar for pop, rock, folk and more, it has a solid mahogany top for especially sweet sound and a satin-finish maple neck for smooth playability.
The 000X1AE acoustic-electric guitar features the 000 platform and a smaller body design than the traditional Dreadnought, producing full, robust sound. Pairing the solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany-grained high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, the 000X1AE belts out rich clarity and plenty of projection. Equipped with Fishman electronics, this guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar. This model includes sustainable wood certified parts. See specifications for details.
Rock 'n' Roll To Go Combining slick visual appeal, easy playability and authentic Fender acoustic sound, the T-Bucket 300CE is a bold acoustic-electric guitar for today's player. This cutaway dreadnought is ready to hit the stage and make a sonic and visual statement with its slick contemporary style and robust onboard active electronics. Rich and full-sounding, this is the ideal guitar for those who need an instrument as unique as themselves.
The acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium 414ce responds well to an array of playing styles thanks to Taylor's proprietary body shape and the expansive tonal palette of ovangkol and spruce. Expect a blend of power and tonal definition, especially in the midrange, so whether you like to strum, flatpick or play fingerstyle, the 414ce makes a great playing partner. Appointments include white binding, progressive dot fretboard inlays, and a three-ring rosette, and the guitar features Taylor's Expression System acoustic electronics along with a Venetian cutaway. Ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
This Grand Concert, slope shoulder model is constructed with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides, which offers a greater tolerance from fluctuating temperatures so you can take your guitar anywhere without worry. The high-performance tapered neck is constructed from a rust-colored birch laminate. A faux tortoise pickguard and Richlite fingerboard and bridge complete this model. The 00LX1AE is complete with Fishman® Sonitone electronics to make it the perfect acoustic-electric guitar at an affordable price.
LX1E Little Martin
While the Little Martin is our smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LX1E acoustic electric model features a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, and a warm satin finish. It's ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. This model includes sustainable wood certified parts. See specifications for details.
Artist Studio CW Element
Many luthiers consider the combination of rosewood back and sides with a spruce top to be the standard that all other wood combinations are measured against. The Artist Studio model is the flagship of the series. Rich sound with ample dynamics and projection this guitar is equally at home on stage and in more intimate fully acoustic settings. This guitar is also an exceptional choice for recording. This model includes L.R. Baggs Element electronics.
Artist Mosaic CW Folk Element
The combination of Mahogany and Cedar makes for a very warm sounding guitar, well suited to softer musical styles. The Folk model provides an excellent mid-range response as well due to its smaller & more narrow body size which is ideal for fingerstyle players. This guitar features a Custom Polished finish that produces a luster that falls between semi-gloss and high-gloss. The finish is not only gorgeous to look at but is exceptionally responsive. This model includes L.R. Baggs Element electronics.