Looking for an acoustic electric guitar? This article gives you the top ten models, some budget-friendly options, and helps you make a wise choice.
The acoustic electric guitar was invented in the early 20th century, when telephone transmitters were fixed inside string instruments like violin and banjo, for sound amplification. The subsequent experiments resulted in the fixing of electric pickups inside hollow bodies of acoustic guitars.
I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me, that I could cross any kind of border to get on there. ~ Eric Clapton
Yes, electric guitars are enigmatic! Be it Green Day, Metallica, or Guns and Roses, once the bands start performing, the harmony of these multi-stringed instruments enthralls the audience. Electric guitars have always been the most dominant musical instrument in bands, since the last century. The amazing sound effects produced by them are a reflection of the perfect synchronization of the available sound controls with all other instruments. These guitars have a sound modification system connected to an external electrical device (like an amplifier), creating an explosion of electrifying music.
The main feature of acoustic electric guitars is that they have an input jack. This makes it possible to play them by connecting their jacks to electric amplifiers. Of course, they can also be played in the normal way, i.e., unplugged. Some guitar brands are also equipped with other electronic features and controls like pickups, tuners, sound settings (volume, bass, treble, and tone), etc.
If you wish to buy this instrument for yourself or as a gift for someone, you must have knowledge about the top brands of acoustic electric guitars available in the market. Here we give you ten good models that you could choose from.
Top 10 Guitar Models
Gibson Hummingbird Pro
Ibanez Euphoria Steve Vai Signature
PRS SE Angelus Custom Cutaway
Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500 MCE
Ovation Al DiMeola Signature Model
Yamaha APX 500 Black
Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series
Taylor JMSM-CE Jason Mraz Signature Series
Martin X1-D12E Dreadnought
Best Guitars for Those on a Budget
Yamaha LL16 L series
Bedell TB 18-G
The guitar models described above are subject to changes in prices and designs, according to market fluctuation and customer demands. For details of the specifications of these models and to know how they look, you may visit the official websites of these brands.