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Glen Burton GA204BCO-BK Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar, Black


Taylor > Taylor 110E Acoustic Electric Guitar

Although there are many similarities between playing acoustic and electric guitar, there are also some unique and important differences. If you are good at playing acoustic guitar, it doesn’t mean you will play electric guitar with the same efficiency and vice versa. Among the key differences is the work of the hands on the guitar. Since the strings on the acoustic guitar are heavier than the ones on the electric guitar, you will have to work harder to press the strings. Also, the acoustic guitar can be played efficiently with both fingers and pick, while electric guitar playing requires using the pick most of the time. There are also differences in the softness of the guitar neck and string spacing. If by any case you want to stick with the acoustic guitar, then be sure to check our list of .

he very first guitars I started playing on were nylon-string models. The reason? They were readily available at my high school; our band director taught a guitar class and always kept a few around the band room, and they drew my attention like a magnet. As with many neophyte guitarists, it wasn't long before I transitioned to steel-string acoustics and electric guitars, but there are still times when a nylon string's unique tonal characteristics come in handy. You can always get a dedicated nylon-string acoustic for recording purposes, but you invariably run into amplification challenges when you try to use it in a band setting onstage - not to mention the considerable difference in neck width and feel when switching from an electric to a classical guitar. Addressing those concerns is what led Cort to create the newest guitar in their Sunset line - the Sunset Nylectric.

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Taylor > Taylor 114CE Acoustic Electric Guitar

I was looking for a good guitar in this price range and had narrowed it down between the Ibanez AEL10EBK and the Dean Performer E Acoustic Electric Guitar. They seemed pretty equivalent from their description. Originally I had decided on the Ibanez because it had an established name (I never heard of Dean) and the pickup it used was an established brand ( a Fishman Sonicore). By contrast the Dean had it's own pickup which I knew nothing about. I was about to buy the Ibanez but I wanted to hear it first. I went to a local music store and took it down to try out. To my surprise it sounded very shallow, wooden, and muddy. There was very little resonance to the instrument. It sounded almost like a solid body guitar. When you strum all the strings at the same time it sounds muddled. I plugged in the Ibanez and found it sounded the same way. It was muddled. You didn't hear the individual strings. Just an overall "blahhh". As it happens, another music store down the street had the Dean Performer E so just for kicks I went there to try it out. I was shocked by how beautiful it sounded for such an inexpensive guitar. The instrument resonated. You could hear each string brightly and clearly. When plugged into an amp the sound was bright, and full. I also found that the Dean had an "on-board" tuner with a graphic LED output that allowed you to tune the guitar instantly. This tuner is actually one of the best I have ever used. It tells you exactly when the string is in tune. It doesn't bounce around all over the place like other tuners I've used. I found from this experience that "name" isn't everything. Sometimes products from an established and well known company can under-perform newcommers. In this case that is exactly what I found. Needless to say I bought the Dean and have been very happy with it since.

Fender/Fishman Aero with onboard tuner on this Fender CD140SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar draw out amazingly authentic acoustic tone from the genuine solid spruce top. The bold, powerful tone is sweetened by mahogany back and sides. Nato neck features a rosewood fingerboard and comfortable, fast profile. Tortoiseshell pickguard and unique rosewood bridge combine with black body binding for a uniquely contemporary visage.

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