5 Ways to Amplify an Acoustic Guitar

Most people learning acoustic guitar probably have at least some interest or aspiration of performing in live settings.

One issue that arises is volume. Acoustic instruments are only so loud.




In larger venues, this simply is not practical. Venues with excellent acoustics, multiple instrumentalists playing the same parts, and quiet, attentive audiences work for orchestras, but it is quite impractical for acoustic guitarists. Instead, electrical amplification is the predominant solution. This does not mean playing an electric guitar, per se, but instead focusing on equipment that more faithfully projects the actual tone of an acoustic guitar.