No matter who the maker is or how good the player might be an acoustic electric guitar has its own sound. It is all about the tune the instrument is going to produce when being played. You could purchase a number of guitars all exactly made the same way, but each one will sound a little different. This is because of the tone-woods that are used for constructing the guitar.
There are a few points which you should think about before purchasing the acoustic electric guitar. When walking into an instrument store the first thing you will notice is there are many sizes and shapes to choose from. You are looking for something that feels right when holding it and playing your music. Some instruments may be uncomfortable to hold, but can easily emit the tones that are being sought after.
When looking at the acoustic electric guitar there are a few different items that might come with it. There might be a preamp or even an in-built pickup. These are in place for people who are going to play a concert for a huge audience. It helps to throw the sound out into the air. The preamp is usually found in one or two places. It could be on the side of the guitar in a hole or located directly in the sound hole.
Hold the neck with your hand and spread your fingers. Are you able to easily maneuver the fingers up and down the neck for hitting the proper notes? The neck of the guitar comes in a variety of widths along with thickness so the onus is on you to find one which is suited to your built and hence facilitates easy playing.
At times when an acoustic electric guitar is playing sour notes it usually means the fret is off. This normally happens somewhere above fret 12. Sometimes a professional can fix the guitar while other times the guitar is considered useless and a new one will have to be purchased.
After playing the guitar for sometime you might notice one day that a note is sounding different. This means the instrument is out of tune. It is usually best to take the guitar to a professional for tuning it properly. They will know what adjustments would be required to be made so you can get the proper notes flowing again.
The actual body will determine the sound an acoustic electric guitar is going to emit. The body can be made from a variety of different materials. If you were to play a rosewood guitar than one that is made from cedar the tones will be totally different. One thing to remember is the rarer the wood is the more expensive the guitar is.
An acoustic electric guitar can be enjoyed by all ages for playing music on. Even though the body might not fit just perfect in your arms it is the neck that you should be concerned with. While holding the neck in the palm of your hand the fingers should easily wrap around and be able to hit all the notes. All guitars sound different and it does not matter if the same person makes them all. The notes will fill the air and sound beautiful unless the instrument is out of tune. While keeping all these little facts in mind you will be sure to find the right fit for the music you are about to play.