The acoustic guitar is a great solution to the problem of wanting to be able to play or practice your music, while not wanting to have to plug in and marry yourself to a cable that probably only reaches a few feet from your amplifier. And it’s a good solution, at that. The acoustic guitar can help you to get a classic sound, one that you will enjoy, and one that is more or less hassle-free by comparison.
Best Acoustic Electric Guitars 2018 – Handpicked by Experts
But if you want to be able to project that sound, you can’t just settle on an acoustic guitar, not even if it’s a jumbo design with booming projection. You’ll need pickups. Thus, the acoustic electric guitar came into being. They’re a great solution to both problems, and they are great guitars. Before we talk about specific guitars, let’s look at a quick comparison table, which shows the best acoustic electric guitars out there.
|Alvarez AF30CE Artist Series Guitar||21||Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides||Alvarez SYS250 Pickup and EQ|
|Takamine EF341SC Pro Series Dreadnought Guitar||21||Cedar top, maple back and sides||Takamine CT4 BII Pickup and EQ|
|Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium Guitar||21||Sitka spruce top, sapele back and sides||Taylor ES system|
|Epiphone EJ-200SCE Cutaway Jumbo Guitar||21||Sitka spruce top, maple body and back||Epiphone eSonic2 Preamp system|
|Guild OM-140CE Guitar||21||Sitka spruce top and African mahogany back and sides||Fishman Sonitone Pickups|
|Martin DRS2 Dreadnought Guitar||21||Sitka spruce top, sapele back and sides||Fishman Sonitone Pickups|
|Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Guitar||21||Mahogany top and laminated mahogany back and sides||Fishman Isys III System|
|Fender Sonoran SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Guitar||20||Sitka spruce top, laminated mahogany back and sides||Fishman Isys III System|
|Gibson J-200 Standard Jumbo Guitar||20||Sitka spruce top, maple back and sides||Upgraded L.R. Baggs Anthem Pickup|
|Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon Jumbo Cutaway Guitar||21||Sitka spruce top, laminated maple back and sides||Fishman Sonicore and Isys + Preamp|
Now, this is just a quick look at the guitars that we’ll be looking at, and not an exhaustive look, to be sure. However, if you have specific needs, or if you love specific brands, or you’re looking for the best acoustic electric guitar that you can find that meets certain qualifications like being in a certain price range or having a certain pickup or EQ system or a built-in tuner or something like that, then this is going to be useful to you.
If you’re looking to learn a bit more about a specific guitar, or if you want to have a bit more information about a few of the guitars reviewed, however, you should continue reading below, where we discuss the guitars and what they can do for you.