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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  • Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Padded Gig Bag - Natural

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  • Oscar Schmidt OC11CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural

    Oscar Schmidt OC11CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural

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  • Oscar Schmidt OD312CETS 12-String Acoustic Guitar

    Oscar Schmidt OD312CE 12-String Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Tobacco Sunburst

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  • Oscar Schmidt OG1CE 3/4-Size Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Black

    Oscar Schmidt OG1CE 3/4-Size Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Black

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  • Oscar Schmidt OD312CE 12-String Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic Guitar - Tobacco Sunburst

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  • Martin GPCPA4 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Martin GPCPA4 Performing Artist Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case - Natural

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  • Applause by Ovation AE44-5 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    Applause by Ovation AE44-5 Elite Series Mid-Depth Cutaway Roundback Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Instrument Cable, Strings, Strap, Tuner, Stringwinder, Instructional DVD, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Black

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  • Austin Bazaar Acoustic Electric Guitar - Pink

    Austin Bazaar 41-Inch Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar - Pink

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  • Stagg Full-Size Classical Cutaway AE Guitar - Nat

    Stagg Full-Size Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural

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

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

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  • Oscar Schmidt OC11CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

    Oscar Schmidt OC11CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

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  • Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OG10CE Concert Sized Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar Bundle with Washburn GB70 Deluxe Padded Gig Bag, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Flame Transparent Purple

    Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OG10CE Concert Sized Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar Bundle with Washburn GB70 Deluxe Padded Gig Bag, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Flame Transparent Purple

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  • Takamine G-Series Acoustic Electric Guitar-Natural

    Takamine G-Series Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar - Natural

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  • Jasmine Orchestra Style Acoustic Electric Guitar

    Jasmine JO37CE Orchestra Style Acoustic Electric Guitar - Natural

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  • Oscar Schmidt OG10CENLH Left-Handed Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural

    Oscar Schmidt OG10CE Left-Handed Concert-Size Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, and Polishing Cloth - Natural

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