Electro Acoustic Guitar
Electro-acoustic guitars from Fender, Gibson and more are the poster-boys of the guitar world. When you add electrics to an acoustic guitar, you have something even more versatile than a standard guitar. The electro-acoustic guitar is available in numerous body shapes and they differ a lot when compared to the electric guitar. An electro-acoustic guitar is normally categorised by the series and this is done on the body of the guitar in most cases. With natural finishes available and various pickup options, it's safe to say that the electro-acoustic guitar has progressed significantly over the years.
Dreadnought Electro-Acoustic Guitar
The original dreadnought was released by CF Martin. It has very rounded shoulders and the neck joins onto the body at the 14th fret. This style of the dreadnought acoustic guitar strikes a fine balance between ease of playing, size and volume. Dreadnought styles are available from brands such as Fender, Yamaha, Tanglewood and more.
Dreadnought electro-acoustic guitars give you nearly all of the capabilities of an electric guitar, including the pickup without compromising the sound. The price of an electro-acoustic guitar can vary depending on how many strings there are.
Parlour Electro-Acoustic Guitar
At the other end of the spectrum, you have the parlour. This is one of the smallest guitar bodies that you can buy, not including any baby guitar models. The string layout is exactly the same as the dreadnought and that is one of the largest guitar bodies you can buy.
They are favoured by players who prefer the distinctive, shrunken body shape and the neck joins onto the body at the 12th fret. The shoulders of the parlour acoustic electric guitar are usually more sloped and the base is much narrower when compared to the dreadnought. They are also much more portable when compared.