Acoustic-Electric Guitars

Acoustic-Electric Guitars

If you want the best of both worlds, an acoustic-electric guitar will give you power and deep, resonating sound wherever you go. Click here to read more.

Searching for a more traditional sound with all the power? Austin Bazaar stocks a wide variety of acoustic-electric guitars.

The Basics

No matter what your skill level, we have 6 string and 12 string options for all you pluckers & strummers. Acoustic-electric guitars are acoustic-style guitars that have an added pickup for use with a preamp and amp (or combo amp), which can then be heard through a speaker system.

Body Styles

Acoustic-electric guitars feature similar body styles to regular acoustic guitars, with one main exception - the cutaway. Cutaways are dips in the shape of the bottom of the upper bout that allow the strummer better access to frets that are near the soundhole. Dreadnoughts tend to be larger and more squared off than classical or parlor guitars. They are also the most popular style of acoustic or acoustic-electric guitar.

There are many different sizes of guitars, commonly referenced by fraction (e.g. 1/2 size) or measurement (e.g. 38"). Most adults will want a full size guitar for maximum comfort and playability. A full-size guitar is 41" in length. While less common, 7/8 size or 38" guitars are sometimes favorable for their compact size and shorter neck.

Tonewoods

The type of wood used during construction is about more than just aesthetics. Denser woods, like mahogany create warmer, thicker tones while lightweight woods (maple or alder) produce brighter tones. Sitka spruce produces bright tones and is a favorite for steel string guitars. You'll also find more "experimental" tonewoods like mango and zebrawood. These woods are dry and loud, which can come down a matter of taste for the player. They are also considered to be very aesthetically pleasing to some strummers because of their more pronounced grain pattern.

Popular Acoustic-Electric Guitars

For beginners and into intermediate players, we suggest Oscar-Schmidt acoustic-electric guitars. They have an affordable price point, a range of styles, and many come with tons of accessories to get you started! For more advanced players, try a Takamine acoustic-electric guitar. They have a G series for intermediate players and a Pro series of guitars that pulls out all the stops on quality!

Acoustic-Electric Guitar Accessories

If you're new to the world of acoustic-electric guitars, don't forget an amp to hook into! You can also find extra guitar strings, picks and more here.

Watch our Favorite Takamine Acoustic-Electric Guitars Below:

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  • Takamine P1M Pro Series 1 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

    Takamine P1M Pro Series 1 Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

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  • Luna Flora Lotus Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Luna Flora Series Lotus Custom Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Trans Merlot

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  • Fender Pro Custom Newporter Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Solid Mahogany - Natural

    Fender Pro Custom Newporter Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Solid Mahogany - Natural

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  • Oscar Schmidt OG2CE Left-Handed Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural

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    Oscar Schmidt OG2CE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Red

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  • Oscar Schmidt OG2CE Full-Size Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar - Flame Yellow Sunburst

    Oscar Schmidt OG2CE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Flame Yellow Sunburst

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  • Yamaha APX500 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Deluxe Singer Songwriter Package - Transparent Purple

    Deluxe Singer Songwriter Package - Transparent Purple

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  • Ovation W597-MEII Adamas Melissa Etheridge Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Hardshell Case, Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - White Pearl

    Ovation W597-MEII Adamas Melissa Etheridge Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Hardshell Case, Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - White Pearl

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  • Ovation CS24-RR Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Ovation CS24-RR Celebrity Standard Mid-Depth Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Instrument Cable, Strings, Strap, Tuner, Capo, String Winder, Picks, Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth - Ruby Red

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  • Takamine GJ72CE-12NAT G Series 12-String Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

    Takamine GJ72CE-12NAT G Series 12-String Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

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  • Takamine P5NC Pro Series 5 NEX Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

    Takamine P5NC Pro Series 5 NEX Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instructional DVD, Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

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  • Luna Oracle Crane Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Luna Oracle Series Crane Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

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  • Fender T-Bucket 300CE Dreadnought Cutaway Flame Maple Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Burnt Orange

    Fender T-Bucket 300CE Dreadnought Cutaway Flame Maple Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Burnt Orange

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  • Takamine P5NC Acoustic Electric Guitar With Case

    Takamine Pro Series 5 P5NC Nex Style Acoustic Electric Guitar With Case - Natural

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