One of the most iconic instruments ever developed is the acoustic guitar. Whether it's being played onstage, around a campfire or in the living room, no one can deny the well-deserved popularity of this great instrument. When you're searching for a new guitar, you'll find a ton of options to choose from, so it's a sure thing that you can get something perfect for you no matter your experience level and preferences.
A great starting point along the way to choosing your guitar is to decide on the body type and style of instrument. This is going to depend on where you expect to play the guitar: for example, an auditorium, concert or orchestra model gives you classic sound for large performances. In a more intimate setting, a folk guitar could be a better option. And, if you're looking for a guitar with a big, commanding sound, you can't go wrong with a dreadnought.
Of course, one of the realities of acoustic guitars is that even the biggest ones have a limit on volume output. That's why, if you play really big venues or outdoor stages with sizeable crowds, it's a good idea to consider an acoustic-electric model. These are great because of their versatility - in normal circumstances, they're a regular acoustic, but when you need an added boost all you need to do is hook up an amp or PA system to get all the power you could ask for.
Are you looking to follow in the footsteps of your favorite guitar legend? If so, you should do yourself the favor of looking for a signature model. Instruments like the Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Fender, or Epiphone's Dave Navarro Signature Model, are the perfect way to nail those artists' characteristic sounds in your own performances. Budding acoustic guitarists and aspiring singer-songwriters will love the latest Ed Sheeran signature guitar from Martin, the Divide Signature Edition Little Martin acoustic-electric, which features a comfortable body shape, easy-playing neck and great-sounding Sitka spruce top.
Whatever it is that you're looking for in a guitar, you can rest assured that it's represented here. The selection is as impressive as the individual instruments themselves, with everything from traditional 6-string dreadnoughts to jumbo 12-string powerhouses. For your next acoustic guitar, there's no better place to start (and finish) looking.