Ask anyone who uses an electric acoustic guitar and they will definitely tell you that that using it can be intoxicating and exhilarating. However before you run off and get yourself an electric acoustic guitar here are a few things you should know.
The style of music
Electric acoustic guitars are more suited to playing music of a certain genre which includes rock, metal and blues rock. Although you can use the instrument for other sounds it won’t sound as natural and provide different results.
So if you’re into metal, rock and blues rock, and love artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2 and Metallica then this definitely the guitar for you.
Sound of the guitar
Electric acoustic guitars are known for their loud volumes and for creating a number of different types of sounds which are normally clean sounds. If you think you can handle that kind of noise produced by electric guitars then you are definitely on the right path.
The best way to know if you can handle this type of guitar is to hang around people with this type of guitar to truly know if you can handle the type of sounds and volume associated with electric acoustic guitars.
Accessories and design of electric guitar
Most electric acoustic guitars already come with all the basic amenities and accessories plugged in making it easy to use and produce great sounds. Most electric guitars have light gauge strings and small necks which make them easy to use and play.
However to get that extra crunchy or creamy blues sound and smooth clean cut sounds then you may need to get amplifiers and extra cable and pedals which will cost you more.
Type of guitar
The type of electric guitar you use will be influenced by your level of playing skills and the price of the guitar. There are many types of guitars from different manufacturers but cheap doesn’t always mean poor quality.
There are plenty of guitars which are affordable and have good quality. For instance, electric guitar brands such as Squier, Epiphone or Ibanez are good affordable guitars especially for use by beginners. However for intermediate and advanced players there are plenty of quality brands to choose from such as Music man, ESP, Jackson etc.
In conclusion when choosing to use an electric guitar you should take all these factors into consideration and take your time to consult with your teacher, friends and experienced people.