Before you buy your acoustic-electric guitar, it is necessary that you opt for one that fits along your body comfortably and inspires you to play. While the higher-tier instruments are obviously high quality, it pays to remember that quite a few of the moderately priced ones come close to these high standards. You will be happy to know that when it comes to selecting acoustic-electric guitars you will be spoiled for choice.
Best Acoustic Electric Guitars To Own
Taylor 110e Acoustic-electric Guitar
It is reasonably priced and is an all-rounder. It has a fantastic sounding onboard pickup; fashionable volume and tone controls and is a low-cost Taylor that still isn’t that cheap. Taylor is the competent authority in making high-end instruments and does know its way about producing high-quality guitars at affordable rates too.
With layered walnut back and sides and a solid spruce top, this Dreadnought is fitted with Taylor’s Expression System 2 onboard pickup along with its EQ controls and volume. With its slim profile neck and narrower nut width, this guitar is an incredibly playable one and one worth hanging onto for life.
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME
This guitar is part of a series of Epiphone Masterbilt that brings back vintage sounds and designs into today’s day and age. This model has been created basing it on the original J-45 Jumbo which was a favourite of rock and country musicians like Hank Williams and John Lenon.
It screams retro and has a body made of solid Sitka spruce top with the back and sides made of mahogany. Its neck is also made of mahogany. It comes with the Fishman Sonitone pickup system and is specially designed as a more reasonably produced instrument. It also has a discreet preamp that is located inside the sound hole and has easy access to a master tone control and master volume.
If you are a beginner, this is one of the best acoustic-electric guitars for you. While Yamaha is not in the category of the luxury brands in the acoustic world of guitars, they have routinely managed to deliver guitars that not just appeal to the ear but the pocket too.
This model of guitar does have an unassuming look at first glance but is a good buy in terms of its sheer resonance and volume. It is value for money and has a body with a solid spruce top while its back and sides are made from mahogany. It has an unbelievable wide sound when plugged in with Yamaha’s System 66 analog preamp and under-saddle piezo pickup
Lag Tramontane 318 T318ACE
It has a masterful design with beautiful tonewoods and is excellent value for money. It has a body made from solid Engelmann Spruce, back and sides made from Flamed Ovangkol and a neck from tropical khaya. Little wonder why it has a sound that is deep and wide. This guitar sounds looks and feels more like much more expensive guitars. It also features a Fishman Ink3 preamp system with an EQ/ volume control and LCD tuner.
Guild Traditional D-55E
This guitar is a much-preferred one and has a slim necked dreadnought. Its body at the top is made from ‘AAA’ solid Sitka spruce. Its back and sides are made from Indian rosewood and its neck has three-piece mahogany, walnut and mahogany. Its fingerboard is made of ebony and it is fitted with an LR Baggs Anthem pickup system which captures the classic Guild sound.
Martin D-28E Reimagined
This is possibly one of the best acoustic-electric guitars say, experts. It’s a Dreadnought type of guitar with a Sitka Spruce top, sides and back made of East Indian rosewood and neck made of select hardwood. It is fitted with Fishman Thinline Gold and VTII system and captures outstanding tones at full capacity. It also comes with a much wider real bone nut, vintage-style aesthetics and forward shifted bracing.
Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster
Musicians hail it as revolutionary, bold and daring! This guitar comes with bridge pins and a sound hole meaning that you can play real electric tones as well as real acoustic sounds all at the touch of a button. Its body and neck is made from mahogany and fingerboard made from ebony and is fitted with a Fishman Enhancer acoustic pickup.