#1
Hey guys,

I'm potentially looking to get an acoustic-electric guitar, but I want one that still sounds good when unplugged. Any suggestions?
#2
Seagull and Yamaha are pretty popular in that regard.
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#5
got a budget in mind or any preferences? there are just sooo many guitars out there, but here's a few of my picks:

if you don't need a cutaway, seagull s6 acoustic electric would be the one i'd choose. balanced tone, nice lows and sparkling highs.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/seagull-s6-original-q1-acoustic-electric-guitar

or if you want something a little brighter in tone and a little smaller (and more comfortable) i suggest you try the fender hellcat
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-tim-armstrong-hellcat-acoustic-electric-guitar/580406

epiphone masterbilt - it's all solid, sounds good, great value
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-masterbilt-dr-500mce-acoustic-electric-guitar

yamaha fgx730 is a good solid top model with cutaway
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fgx730sc-solid-top-acoustic-electric-guitar

best for a budget
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fx370c-f-series-cutaway-acoustic-electric
or a serious budget
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-f-series-fx325-dreadnought-acoustic-electric-guitar

in the higher ranges, one of my favorites (beautiful tone, just great)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-j-185-acoustic-electric-guitar/51428000001500000519746

if the sky's the limit, the gibson jackson browne is one of the best sounding guitars i've ever heard. words really can't do this one justice.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-jackson-browne-model-a-acoustic-electric-guitar

in the in-between ranges, i suggest you check out larrivee and guild. both brands make good quality, good sounding guitars, and both make some acoustic electrics.
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#6
Sounds like maybe you are coming from world of electric guitar? If I may suggest change focus to how it sounds UNPLUGGED before worrying too much about how it sounds plugged. Hard to make a silk purse out of a sows ear kind of thing.
#8
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Seagull and Yamaha are pretty popular in that regard.

I second the Yamaha. I have an A3R that sounds sweet both unplugged and plugged in.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-A-Series-All-Solid-Wood-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-with-SRT-Preamp-Pickup-H75319-i1966938.gc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8b0OhEcnXI

If you're willing to spend the money, Taylors sound fantastic. Lots of people like Martins, but I chose my Yamaha over a Martin - it's largely personal preference about the sound. Your best bet is to try stuff out.
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