#1
I was after an affordable electro-acoustic for gigging with, but i was wondering whether it would be more worth while to buy an acoustic of a little less value and then get pickups fitted to that, would that get me a better quality of guitar to gig with?

Thanks very much
#2
It would be worth it to get the acoustic electric because they have the built in control stuff. I don't like the way most acoustic electrics sound though. Some people I know just use this...like...black disk like mic that goes in the sound hole. Kind of inconvenient but it sounds really good.
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#4
I've heard several Yamaha electro-acoustics being played on gigs, and i like the sound they had. But i would buy a good acoustic and then fit it with a fishman pickup or another pickup, because than you can always buy another guitar and place your pickup in the new one...
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#5
Quote by yurith
I've heard several Yamaha electro-acoustics being played on gigs, and i like the sound they had. But i would buy a good acoustic and then fit it with a fishman pickup or another pickup, because than you can always buy another guitar and place your pickup in the new one...

Agreed. That, and you'll get MUCH more for your money if you skip electronics. That, and many more options are available to you.
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#6
Thats what i was hoping, that i could get a much better acoustic for the same price as an electro acoustic, if that makes sense? More for my and all that.

Thanks again, any suggestions for £200/$400 acoustics?
#8
I recommend Seagull.
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#9
I personally don't like Yamaha, but that's just me. Check out Alvarez too. Most of their lower end is solid top which is nice.
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American Standard Strat
Taylor 712
#10
Having mainly been playing electirc for many years i've and using ernie ball's, what strings do people recommend for acoustics by the way? elixers? I'll mainly be doing rhythm stuff, some fingerpicking folk stuff but not much, cheers!
#11
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Having mainly been playing electirc for many years i've and using ernie ball's, what strings do people recommend for acoustics by the way? elixers? I'll mainly be doing rhythm stuff, some fingerpicking folk stuff but not much, cheers!

I hate coated strings. They're an abomination. They sound muted, lifeless, and generally worse than a death rattle. Just buy uncoated D'Addario strings in an extra light gauge. Or, you could try Silk & Steel strings. They're extremely soft and preferred for fingerpicking.
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#12
cheers, i'll get some uncoated d'addario strings then when i pick up my new acoustic, as stock strings are usually terrible in my experience.
#13
Quote by Magic_Joel
Having mainly been playing electirc for many years i've and using ernie ball's, what strings do people recommend for acoustics by the way? elixers? I'll mainly be doing rhythm stuff, some fingerpicking folk stuff but not much, cheers!


i personally like the d'addario EXP's(phospor bronze) very much, they have a very nice tone, not to bright (like elixirs imo) and they last longer!
My Gear:
Simon&Patrick Pro flame maple (so nice)
Epiphone SG-special (cherry red)
Richwood acoustic
Lany 30 Watt amp, not sure what exact model
Last edited by yurith at Jul 4, 2008,
#14
I'll keep the suggestions in mind, ill more than likely try a number of different types over time anyway.