Acoustic Guitars - find the one. Find a starter guitar or your song writing partner for life. It’s here you can get acoustic and classical guitars from the biggest names (including Martin, Taylor, and Fender) along with the accessories you need. If you’re looking at an electro-acoustic, we also sell a remarkable range of acoustic guitar amps and pedals.View all information
Classical Guitar Pack, Black, by Gear4music
Great Value Bundle Includes Gig Bag, Headstock Tuner and Strings£54.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Single Cutaway Electro Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music, Blue
Single Cutaway Gives Access To Higher Frets£69.99 20 in stock In Stock
Roundback Electro Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music, Black
Put comfort and playability first, with this thinline electro acoustic£79.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Complete Player Pack by Gear4music
The complete player pack, perfect for beginners£79.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Single Cutaway Electro Acoustic Guitar + 15W Amp Pack, Black
Includes 15W Amp, Bag, Strap, Strings, Tuner & More£119.99 20+ in stock In Stock
Dean AXS Quilt Ash Dreadnought, Gloss Natural
Quilt Ash Body Offers Striking Looks & Snappy, Strong Sound£129.00 9 in stock In Stock
Yamaha F310 Acoustic Guitar with Gear4music Accessory Pack
Affordable acoustic pack - ideal for new and seasoned players£149.00 20+ in stock In Stock
Tanglewood TWIDCEN Inscription Dreadnought Cutaway Electro Acoustic
Completely exclusive to Gear4music customers - unique and affordable£159.00 20 in stock In Stock
Hartwood Villanelle Parlour Acoustic Guitar, Satin Black
Solid Engelmann spruce top for a powerful mid-range£159.99 5 in stock In Stock
Fender FA-235E Concert Electro Acoustic LRL, 3-Tone Sunburst
Perfect for your first gig thanks to built-in Fishman preamp and tuner£229.00 3 in stock In Stock
Fender Malibu Player Electro Acoustic, Jetty Black
Ideal For Gigging Guitarists Due To Built-In Fishman Electronics£255.00 2 in stock In Stock
Yamaha APX600FM Electro Acoustic, Amber w/ Hardcase
Includes a durable hardshell case to give your guitar maximum protection£299.00 8 in stock In Stock
Takamine GX18CE Taka-Mini Electro Acoustic Travel Guitar, Natural
Portable & Comfortable 3/4 Size NEX Body Style£339.00 2 in stock In Stock
Takamine GN71CE NEX Electro Acoustic, Sunburst
Sleek and Stylish Stage Guitar£416.00 3 in stock In Stock
Guild AD-5CE Cutaway Electro Acoustic Guitar, Natural - B-Stock
Guild AD-5CE Dreadnought Electro Acoustic Guitar£499.00 1 in stock In Stock
Seagull S6 Original QI Electro Acoustic Guitar, Natural
Ideal for Entry- and Mid-Level Players£579.00 3 in stock In Stock
Martin Dreadnought Jr. 2 Electro Acoustic, Sapele
Sapele Top, Back and Sides with Richlite Fingerboard£649.00 5 in stock In Stock
Martin LX Ed Sheeran Divide Signature Electro Acoustic
Ed Sheeran Signature model inspired by Ed's own Martin LX1E£649.00 15 in stock In Stock
Yamaha AC3R Electro Acoustic LTD, Black
Equipped With Quality Preamp & Pickup For Amplified Performance£960.00 1 in stock In Stock
Takamine P3DC Dreadnought Electro Acoustic, Natural
Dreadnought Cutaway Body Shape£1,041.29 1 in stock In Stock
Godin ACS Slim Cedar, Black
Virtually No Feedback at High Volumes£1,199.00 3 in stock In Stock
Gibson Hummingbird Rosewood AG 2018, Antique Natural
Solid Sitka Spruce Top Yields Crisp Articulation£1,499.00 4 in stock In Stock
Martin D28 Re-Imagined
Sitka Spruce Top Yields Crisp Articulation & Broad Dynamic Range£2,395.00 3 in stock In Stock
Taylor 814ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic
Revolutionary V-Class bracing delivers incomparable volume, sustain, and intonation£3,499.00 3 in stock In Stock
Acoustic Guitars - Things to Consider
What is an Acoustic Guitar?
An acoustic guitar is a stringed musical instrument that is played by picking the strings with fingers or a plectrum. The vibration of the strings on the acoustic guitar creates the sound, which is then made louder acoustically inside the guitar's hollow body or sound box.
Body shape and wood type affect how acoustic guitars sound. One of the most common shapes is the ‘dreadnought’, which provides a full-bodied sound with great volume.
Which Acoustic Guitar is Best for Beginners?
The best acoustic guitar is the one that will make the owner want to pick it up and play it.
In addition to that, ease of use is an important consideration. The two biggest contributing factors to ease of use are the shape and size of the body; a full-size Jumbo might be difficult for a child to play for example. From there, consider the action of the guitar. The “action” is how far the strings are away from the fretboard. A high action tends to be harder to play and low action easier to play.
It’s always important to make sure you like the sound the guitar makes. Once you consider the sound and then the practical elements, you’ll be able to make a good decision if the acoustic guitar you’re looking at is right for you.
What are the Different Types of Acoustic Guitar?
There is (and we sell) a massive range of acoustic guitars. The major differences in acoustic guitars are string type, left and right handed, acoustic, and electro-acoustic. An electro-acoustic is basically an acoustic guitar with a pick-up in it. This means it can be hooked up to an acoustic guitar amp to have the sound amplified to much higher volumes, which is ideal if you’re performing live.
It’s likely when you imagine an acoustic guitar, you’re thinking of a steel string guitar. These can be played fingerstyle or with a plectrum, they have a great deal of projection and volume. The strings are made of steel, so in the early days be prepared for a bit of wear and tear on the fingers!
Nylon string guitars are commonly referred to as Classical Guitars or Spanish Guitars. They are usually played fingerstyle and are notably easier to fret as the strings are softer and under less tension. They also tend to have a flatter and wider fretboard than steel string guitars.