Is it possible to find a guitar to play both acoustic and electric guitar (rock) on the same one? What is the best way to find it. I'm talking an easy way to very quickly switch between a great acoustic guitar sound and then go into a straight out great over driven rock electric sound? Is this Acoustic-Electric Guitar qualified enough? Any other good suggestions??
No, that isn't qualified enough. That guitar is designed to sound like an acoustic when plugged into an amp, as is the case with 90%+ of "acoustic-electric" guitars. I would suggest a Michael Kelly Hybrid, an Ibanez Montage, or, if you're looking to spend a little more for something nicer, a Taylor T5. If you want a more focused electric sound there are a number of electrics out there with acoustic pickups in them - the Italia Mondial, Parker Fly and PRS Hollowbody come to mind.
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what you are refering to is a guitar with a peizo bridge. nothing will sound 100% like an acoustic besides an acoustic. cause its a damn wooden box.

besides that, guitars with peizo systems like parkers or other stuff can sound pretty good. for example carvin offered fishman (i think?) peizo bridges on thier guitars with active switching (you have to turn ti on to enable it.

basically, its a seperate pickup hidden generally in the bridge. new high end epihpones have them in the neck. generally guitars with this are a few hundred more expensive.




Gosh! For $100 it might be worth a try, but it probably wont sound much like an electric. I think you have chosen a lofty goal that will take some time to achieve. String choice can make a big difference, since what makes a good electric string is different than what makes a good acoustic string. As mentioned, most acoustic/electrics use a piezo pickup which, although not the same as the real acoustic sound, is more like an acoustic than an electric. There are magnetic pickups you can add to an acoustic which, along with the right strings, will give a sound more typical of a real electric guitar. In the opposite direction, there are mic systems that you can mount inside an acoustic that more accurately capture the actual acoustic sound as compared to a piezo. It starts getting pretty subjective in a hurry, depending on personal preference and what you heard just before. Another big difference is that most acoustic guitars have a flatter and wider neck, so they really feel different than an electric, and this can affect how you play. Also, low end acoustics almost always have fixed necks, so you cant make adjustments as easily. I think you are going to have to learn how to make guitars and build your dream for yourself.
From accoustic to full blown distortion with a flick of the switch:
Check out Godin, many different options there:


Look at the synth-access guitars in the "Performance" and "Signature" series (Freeway SA, xtSA, LGX-SA, and others). These are definitely electric guitars and the piezo pick-ups do a reasonable acoustic sound. Also, look at the Multiacs and A-Series.

Warning: these will not be at the same price point as your link.
Last edited by Quintex at Apr 15, 2011,
Boss AC3 Acoustic Simulator perhaps? Saw it once on Youtube. Sounded pretty descent, though it's still modeled, so don't expect the world form the bloody thing.
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Last edited by darkravers009 at Apr 15, 2011,
Parker makes some electrics that can get a really natural acoustic tone.
Get one if you have a few grand to spare.

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