Types of Acoustic Guitars
From the rustic sound of a traditional acoustic guitar to the power output of an acoustic electric guitar, there is a style that fits your needs.
Acoustic guitars have been around for centuries and are great for small performances or for practicing alone. They are light and easy to take on trips, especially travel acoustic guitars, which are compact, durable, and perfect when you're camping or continuously away from home. Acoustic guitars are generally less expensive because they are stand-alone instruments with no extra equipment required.
Acoustic Electric Guitars
Acoustic electric guitars are a bit trickier to travel with, but they create a much more powerful sound output than traditional ones. You can control pitch and tone with the electronic control panel, using the knobs to reduce and increase sound. If you want to give your sound a kick, acoustic electric guitars include electronic components that amplify the music providing deeper, richer, more full-bodied tones. These types of guitars are suitable on their own or in a band arrangement, complementing other instruments and helping increase the noise level.
Difference Between Cutaway and Non-Cutaway Guitars
Cutaway and non-cutaway refers to the body shape of a guitar. The cutaway is a U shape carved into the top of the wood near the neck of the guitar. Cutaways allow easier access to the upper frets, giving you more control over intonation.
Some people argue that a non-cutaway guitar gives you a fuller sound and tends to have better bass, whereas those with a cutaway provide brighter, more treble-heavy music.
Other Features and Designs to Consider
Guitars are available with right-handed and left-handed players in mind and can have shoulder straps for greater support. Choose a guitar with four, six, or twelve strings, depending on personal preference. Electric bass guitars have between four and six strings because most people play them one note at a time. Fewer strings give you more control. Guitars with six or even twelve strings may take longer to master, but you achieve more depth of sound.