Electro Acoustic Guitars

Electro-Acoustic Guitars offer the best of both worlds - the size and feel of a traditional Acoustic Guitar, but fitted with an electronic pickup - making them incredibly practical for professional musicians.

We have a full range of electro-acoustic guitars for sale here at PMT Online and in your local PMT store. Shop a full range from Taylor, Martin, Fender, Gibson, Alvarez, Washburn plus many more top brands. Also, be sure to check out Faith and Tanglewood for more top quality Electro Acoustic Guitars.

Electro-Acoustic guitars are available for all levels of players - whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or professional. They’re also available across a variety of our d unplugged, but they happen to also come equipped, as we mentioned previously, with a pickup system so they can be plugged into PA or amp if needs be.

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AN ESSENTIAL FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES AND STUDIO WORK

Electro-acoustic guitars are fitted with a pickup with is immensely handy when performing live. A conventional type of pickup is the piezo electric which relies on its own battery power supply, housed in a pre-amp usually located on the side of the guitar. This type of guitar is ideal for live performance as well as the studio!

ELECTRO-ACOUSTICS - BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

This type of guitar offers the best of both worlds - you can play them unplugged just like any ordinary acoustic, or plug it into a P.A. system or acoustic guitar amp when performing live. Unlike traditional acoustics, they often have a cutaway design, which gives the player easier access to the upper frets.

ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITARS - TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION A MULTITUDE OF CHOICES

The pre-amp section usually has a built-in volume control often with an EQ to bring out the tone of the guitar.

Body shapes include jumbo, parlour, dreadnought and are available as 12-string options. We’ve got you covered with all kinds of electro acoustics here at PMT. We also stock many left-handed models.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND SEMI-ACOUSTIC

It's important to notice that Electro-Acoustics and Semi-Acoustics are two different beasts altogether. Semi-Acoustic guitars are in fact electric guitars - with a hollow or semi-hollow body for more acoustic resonance, but which still require to be plugged.

An Electro-Acoustic guitar is, first and foremost, an acoustic guitar like any other and can be played with or without an amplifier.

Electro-Acoustic Guitar FAQs

  • What is an electro-acoustic guitar?

    Electro-acoustic guitars are simply acoustic guitars which have a pickup fitted for playing through an amplifier or PA system. They retain the sound of an acoustic guitar, and are not the same as semi-acoustic guitars.
  • What is the best electro-acoustic guitar?

    Some of the best electro-acoustic guitars are made by Taylor, Martin, Fender, and Yamaha.
  • Do I need an amp for an electro-acoustic guitar?

    An amplifier is not always necessary when using an electro-acoustic guitar. The unplugged sound will be exactly like an acoustic guitar, and an amplifier or PA system will only be needed when performing for an audience or on stage.
  • What is the difference between acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars?

    Electro-acoustic guitars are exactly the same as acoustic guitars besides for the fact that they have a pickup which allows them to be amplified via either a guitar amplifier or a PA System.
  • What strings for electro-acoustic guitars?

    Thicker strings can sound better on electro-acoustic guitars due to their clarity and presence. With this being said, any strings which are comfortable for you to play on will work and still allow you to get a great sound.