An acoustic guitar is one that does not have electric amplification of its sound.
But it’s not as simple as that. If it were, I wouldn’t be writing this article for you.
This article is really going to be a comparison of what is traditionally known as the acoustic guitar versus the classical guitar and the acoustic-electric hybrid guitar.
Let’s first look at what is generally considered the oldest of the three, the classical. Then we’ll see what makes up an acoustic and finally the acoustic-electric guitar.