Welcome to Acoustic Guitars
Here at acousticguitars.org.uk, we have carefully selected the guitar retailers and the brands that we work with. The result is that we offer the best range of acoustic guitars available in the U.K. Before you make any decisions about buying your guitar you would be best to surf around our website and take a good look at what is available. Our range includes, electro acoustic guitars, semi acoustic guitars, acoustic bass guitars and even left handed acoustic guitars for those of you who need them.
If you’re considering buying an acoustic guitar, take your time to decide what exactly it is you need from your instrument. We have included a detailed acoustic buying guide to help you in your decision making. Factors to consier include where you are likely to be playing your guitar, what sort of tone you would like your acoustic guitar to produce and whether you would like it to be electo or bass.
Acoustic guitars, have a long well established history, with evidence that they were first played over 1,000 years ago. There are 3 types of acoustic guitar today, the classical guitar which uses nylon strings, the steel-string acoustic guitar and the archtop guitar which has a distinctive arched top and moveable bridge. Archtop acoustic guitars are particularly popular in jazz and blues.
There are a number of factors which influence how good or not a guitar will sound. One of the most important of these is the type of wood it is made from, as different woods each have their own distinctive tones and characteristics. Most cheap acoustic guitars will be made from laminated wood, with slightly more expensive guitars having a combination of laminated wood and solid wood. At the top end, the guitars will be 100% solid wood as these are considered to not only give the best sound, but also have a far longer life than laminated wood versions. The best acoustic guitars can be made from a number of different kinds of wood, with Spruce, Cedar, Maple, Redwood and Mahogany all being popular choices.
While the material used in the guitar is extremely important, the position of the material is as important an influence on the tone of the guitar. The most important section of your guitar is the top and many manufacturers make guitars with a solid wood top and laminated sides and back. These instruments are good middle of the road guitars, which achieve a good combination of great sound and cheap prices.
To help you make your decisions easier, we have added an acoustic guitar blog to our website. This blog has a large selection of helpful articles about acoustic guitars, including a number of how to guides, and how to get the most out of them. Acoustic Guitars are manufactured by a number of manufacturers including Gibson, Fender, Yamaha, Martin, Epiphone and Taylor. Each of these brands has their own respective strengths and weaknesses and we will identify these in our reviews of the guitars.