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Decades ago, amplifying an acoustic guitar was unheard-of. Today, things have changed significantly. Modern concerts are loud and, when you're playing with a full band, an acoustic combo guitar amplifier is essential to make your instrument heard—especially in a public venue. There are several types of acoustic amplifier, and making the perfect choice comes down to your personal preferences in sound and style. While amplifiers have been around since the birth of the steel guitar in the 1930s, successful acoustic guitar amplifiers were first seen in the 1980s, spurred by the movement of folk and bluegrass musicians to larger venues where the acoustic guitar alone just couldn't put out the necessary volume. In the years that followed and leading up to today, the acoustic amplifier has become standard equipment for any guitarist who plays acoustic in concert. In today's market, there are a wide variety of acoustic combo guitar amplifiers to choose from. That's great news for you, as a guitarist, because it means that there will certainly be a perfect model with just the features you need. Much of the character of an acoustic amp comes from the pickups you choose to pair it with, making the sound easy to tailor by swapping between the different types. An acoustic combo amplifier is similar to an electric one in that it's an all-in-one unit with its own power and loudspeaker components, so you can plug and play without having to worry about a mess of wires. These amplifiers are ideal for small to medium venues, as well as your rehearsals and practice sessions. You can easily fit the compact combo amp in any size trunk, making it a cinch to transport. With an acoustic combo guitar amplifier, it's easy to make yourself heard even in a full band. Connected through your choice of pickup, the amp allows you to break the volume barrier of the acoustic guitar and reach everyone in the crowd—even the nosebleed section.
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