music gear review: 5 acoustic-electric guitars for contemporary worship
Looking to upgrade your guitar rig? Need to recommend an acoustic-electric guitar to a budding Jimi Hendrix in your praise band? We've hand-picked some of the most versatile and worship-friendly acoustic-electric guitars for your review. Remember - regardless of your choice in guitar, having a professional set up your instrument is always a good idea, especially if you're a new player.
Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Key Features: Onboard tuner, Rosewood Fretboard, Non-Traditional Body, NanoFlex Pickup System
Description: A solid guitar at an affordable price, the Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar is equipped with an eSonic preamp and NanoFlex pickup system. While the guitar doesn't have a traditional body shape, this might be a plus among younger players.
In addition, the PR5-E is equipped with an onboard tuner, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and gold hardware. Like many Epiphone guitars, the PR5-E is made in China, and offers several of the key features found in the more expensive Gibson models.
Epiphone DR-200CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Key Features: Rosewood Fingerboard, Chrome Hardware, Piezo Pickup
Description: A great sounding guitar with an even more attractive price tag, the Epiphone DR-200CE is a solid buy for guitarists in need of a second instrument for rehearsals, or for those who are just starting out. With a Shadow P-4 pickup and preamp, this guitar is sounds great acoustic, as it does when plugged into an amp or PA system.
Gibson SJ-150 EC Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Key Features: Super Jumbo Body Style, Piezo Pickup, Rim Mounted Tone Controls
Description: A true road-warrior, the Gibson SJ-150 sounds great plugged in or unplugged. Featuring a jumbo body, the SJ-150 features a maple body and a bright sound.
With a cutaway that allows the player easy access to the upper frets, the SJ-150 is proudly made in Bozeman, Montana. The tone controls on the SJ-150 are rim-mounted, and the instrument is equipped with a Piezo pickup and active preamp.
Breedlove Atlas Stage D25/SR Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Key Features: Rosewood Fretboard & Bridge, Grover Mini Tuners, L.R. Baggs Stage Pro Pickup
Description: A great sounding guitar for acoustic and amplified settings, the Breedlove Atlas D25/SR is based on the design of the most popular Breedlove guitar. With an onboard tuner, L.R. Baggs Stage Pro Pickup, and inline EQ, volume, phase, filter, and mute controls, the D25/SR Acoustic-Electric Guitar is well equipped to handle just about any contemporary worship setting.
Seagull Performer CW Flame
Key Features: 21 Frets, Indian Rosewood Bridge, Chrome Hardware
Description: A rich sounding acoustic-electric guitar that is both affordable and versatile, the Seagull Performer CW Flame is a great workhorse guitar for contemporary worship.
With an onboard tuner, treble, mid, and bass controls, the guitarist has complete control over the instruments tone. In addition, the Seagull Performer CW Flame is equipped with a Quantum I pickup, making it a great sounding guitar in amplified and acoustic settings.
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