#1
So i am on the market for an acoustic guitar....but should i get an electric acoustic or an acoustic....price range is 1k USD
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#2
All I can tell you is that I regret buying my Taylor 410ce and the only acoustic guitar with a decent sounding pickup in it that I've heard are Matons.
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#3
is there a difference in tone between an acoustic electric and an acoustic?
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^I'm a taylor fanboy. I think the ES system is great. Having said that, guitar tone is a very subjective thing.

Buy a guitar without a pickup and add one later. You can get a much better guitar for 1k if you're not also paying money for electronics that you're not even sure if you'll like.
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#5
if you use them, buy them. if you dont, then dont.

If i didnt need my guitar on stage, then i'd never buy an acoustic electric. if i only used it live once a year, it wouldn't be worth having electronics.

luckily for me, martin offers the fishman prefix premium blend on the 16 series, and those are supposed to be really good.
#6
I have an Ibanez exotic wood series t hat in my, and others opinions sounds better than my friends $2,000 Taylor. It has a 3 band eq, an onboard tuner, and a 1/4" plus an XLR out. It only ran me $400.
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^I'm a taylor fanboy. I think the ES system is great. Having said that, guitar tone is a very subjective thing.

Buy a guitar without a pickup and add one later. You can get a much better guitar for 1k if you're not also paying money for electronics that you're not even sure if you'll like.


Dont get me wrong I love the way my Taylor sounds unplugged, I just regret spending that much money on a guitar where I would rather mic it than use the ES most of the time.
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#8
does having the electronics in the guitar effect how it sounds unplugged?
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does having the electronics in the guitar effect how it sounds unplugged?

nope.
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#10
ill just have to play a couple of guitars at the local music store before i decide on one
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does having the electronics in the guitar effect how it sounds unplugged?


yes, but it's not big enough to be noticeable unless the electronics werent installed well.

anyway, as for taylors... I find them to be better as a plug in guitar. they naturally have that bright sound that can cut through a band. I'm sticking with my martin though. nothing beats that wonderful, thick, full bodied sound. I've pretty much refused to play Taylors at the store after i played the Martin D-16.

I use my guitar much more at home in my room than i do plugged in, hence i'd rather have that rich sound.
#14
should i get an electric acoustic or an acoustic


Will u be playing plugged in alot?

does having the electronics in the guitar effect how it sounds unplugged?


From my experience, the standard acoustic usually sounds better than his electric-acoustic counterpart. That said though, every guitar is different, its impossible to give a definitive answer.

ill just have to play a couple of guitars at the local music store before i decide on one


That is definitely a good idea.