There are many variations on the same theme with Electro-Acoustic Guitars.
At the end of the day, they're just an acoustic with a pickup, right? Sadly, it's not that simple.
Electro-Acoustics come in different shapes and sizes with different pickups too, so each model is slightly different. We've put together a short list of the best selling beginner models with some of our thoughts - have a read below!
The Rocket SA40 is probably the best value for money Electro-Acoustic you'll find. This features a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, crafted into a high-gloss black finish for extra style. Equipped with the Fishman Isys201 pickup, this guitar offers outstanding value at just over £100! The ideal instrument for the curious beginner or for the musician who only 'plugs in' occasionally.
Representing Tanglewood's Evolution Series is the TW TSF CE. Also featuring a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, the blue finish is particularly attractive. Full of Tanglewood's attention to detail, this guitar offers a lively, bright tone and feels and plays like something much more expensive. At just over £260, it punches well above it's weight limit and competes with more expensive models surprisingly well.
Yamaha's first serious offering is the APX500II. This is one of the best selling guitars worldwide and it's easy to see why - combining quality with an impressive price point, there are no disappointed APX500 owners. This features a solid spruce top and Meranti Back and sides, so it offers a different tone to the other two guitars. Yamaha's pickup and pre-amp technology offer a fantastic sound plugged in while the guitar itself is more than capable of playing well with no amplification. The choice of beginners through to professionals across the board, it's well worth considering. At just under £300, it's the most expensive but probably the best investment too.