Warm tone, bright attack, and lasting sustain are just a few of the hallmarks of a
high-quality acoustic guitar. Plus, you can play an acoustic guitar in any situation—from street
corners to sports arenas—and it is suitable for a wide range of musical genres, all of which makes
an acoustic guitar a very important part of any guitarists collection. There are two main types of
acoustic guitars: nylon string guitars, which have a soft, warm sound typically used in classical
and folk music, and steel string guitars which have a louder, brighter sound for use in blues,
jazz, rock, country, and folk music. Most acoustic guitars are made of wood, though some feature
synthetic materials, and they come in many different sizes and shapes. But all of them feature a
sound hole for projecting and resonating the sound of their reverberating strings. Because their
strings tend to be heavier, steel string acoustic guitars typically require more finger strength
than electric guitars, but that can be a good thing. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones advocates
playing an acoustic guitar when he’s not on stage to build up finger strength for his electric
guitar playing. And no one who has heard the music of Robert Johnson, Tony Rice, or Paco De Lucia
would ever accuse an acoustic guitar of lacking power, expression or grit.
So, which acoustic guitar is right for you? It all depends on what, where, and how you want
to play. You can start with our
Guitar Buyers Guide
or contact a Sam Ash guitar tech at
to help you find your match.
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Buy with confidence knowing that if you are not complete satisfied with your purchase you can return within 45 days of the date of purchase.*
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At Sam Ash you get the guaranteed lowest prices. If you see a lower price before or after the sale let us know and we'll make it right.**
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Sam Ash opened it's first store in 1924 and we continue to stand by our founder's policy of offering all musicians the best possible service, selection and prices.
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*Items must be returned in resalable condition. Certain items are excluded from this offer. Click here for complete details.
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