The best thing about an acoustic electric guitar is that it comes as a two-in-one instrument. They often sound better than regular acoustic and off the versatility of being electric. When plugged in, they are good electric guitar and unplugged they deliver great acoustic sounds. The following are the best acoustic electric guitars priced under $1500.
Takamine EF341SC Pro Series Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar Black with Case
The Takamine EF341SC Pro Series Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar has maple sides and back, rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck and with top made of solid cedar. This guitar offers versatility that starts with its cedar solid top that can certainly play sweet smooth passages or powerful chords with identical capacity. The maple sides and back are an impeccable reflector for the tone created by its soundboard. The black gloss finish looks really magnificent under stage lights. This guitar’s mahogany neck is traditionally joined to its body through ultra-strong dovetail joint. Other special features includes the Takamine palathetic pickup, recognized in the music industry as one of the most natural sounding and accurate acoustic/electric pickups. The CT4B preamp provides warm and natural acoustic tone even at high levels of sound pressure.
Loar LH-700-VS Deluxe Hand-Carved Archtop Guitar
The Loar LH-700-VS Deluxe Hand-carved Archtop guitar comes with solid arched hand-carved AAA spruce top, Flamed maple sides and back. It also has a figured neck made of maple with vintage-style stripe. The adjustable ebony-made bridge and bone nut allow for a clear resonation of select tonewoods sound. It is also meticulously finished with Mother of pearl inlaid headstock and finished with hand-buffed nitrocellulose tobacco sunburst staying true to the classic style and design.
The Martin 000-15M guitar is a solid-topped and good looking acoustic guitar that can definitely deliver warm and gorgeous tone. It has a solid mahogany body (top, sides and back) that can produce super warm and super rich sound. Whether strumming or finger-styling, this guitar can truly provide you with the sound that you are looking for. Other special features include: Plyblocks neck joint; single ring rosette; A-frame top bracing pattern; solid spruce braces; modified oval neck shape; bone nut; rosewood headplate; rosewood fingerboard; 25.4 inches scale length; 20 total frets; rosewood bridge; belly style bridge; 2-1/8 inch bridge string spacing; 16 inch radius/compensated/bone saddle; black ebony end pin and bridge pin; and Delamr tortoise pickguard.
Seagull Artist Studio CW QII Acoustic Electric Guitar
The Seagull Artist studio CW QII acoustic electric guitar back and sides made of solid rosewood, with saddle and nut by Graphtech compensated tusq. By combining cedar and mahogany in the construction of this guitar, Seagull was able to accomplish an instrument that deliver very warm sounds that are well-suited for people with softer and mellower musical requirements. This instrument also features a custom-polished finish that can produce luster between semi and high gloss. Built in tuner is also included with the QII electronics. This electronics offers magnificent performance and sound reproduction. It is a hybrid technology that combines highly responsive saddle transducer and good-quality electret mic in simple and effective configuration. It also has mic capsule mounted at the six inch flexible boom incorporated to side mount electronics. This instrument also comes with high quality built in digital chromatic tuner and LED display.
Seagull Artist Peppino CW QII Acoustic Electric Guitar
This North American Seagull Artist made acoustic electric guitar has an ebony fingerboard, Dreadnought body size, Sitka Spruce top, ebony bridge, Rosewood back, rosewood sides and Tusq nut and saddle. Its neck is made of single Mahogany board and the headpiece is made from the same board glued back on. It is indeed a good-looking instrument with several fine details like: inlaid Seagull insignia found on the headpiece and on the fretboard; piping found around sound hole that outlines the top and up the back center; Ebony-looking cap found at the neck base attached to the body; ivory-colored bands found around the top, the back and the headpiece. It also has Gold and enclosed tuners having the Seagull logo and high gloss finish all around except on the neck, which has satin finish.