For guitarists looking to break away from the norm, there's nothing quite like extended range guitars. Delving deeper into what the acoustic guitar is capable of, increasing the pitch range often with extra strings, these instruments will breathe new life into any artist's play. Featuring a selection from top brands such as Godin, Ibanez, Blueridge and Ovation, if you're looking for an extended range acoustic guitar, you're sure to find something you like here.
Just like selecting any other guitar, before making your selection there are a few important things you should consider first. How many strings are you looking for? What type of tone are you after? Are you searching for a purely acoustic instrument or are you more in need of an acoustic-electric option? What body type are you most comfortable with? Once you can answer these questions you decision gets that much easier.
If you're here for a recommendation, consider the top rated A11 Glissentar 11-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Godin. With a rock maple neck and a two-chamber silver leaf maple body, this 11-string instrument has a tone that blends influences from both Eastern and Western music and is strung with nylon strings for exceptional playability. Another great option is the Ovation Elite TX A/E D-Scale Mid-Depth Guitar. With a rich tone, a baritone pitch and impressive projection, this versatile guitar has a round back construction allowing it outperform typical "box" guitars. Collaboratively designed by jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and acoustic rocker Melissa Etheridge, it's a professional instrument for serious musicians.
No longer an obscure choice, extended range acoustic guitars have been played by some of the biggest names in music. So whether you're looking for a new playing challenge, or you have a specific sound you're in search of, you'll be more than happy with what you find in this section. Dynamic, handsome and absolutely incredible to play, you're about to discover a whole new way to enjoy your instrument.