How To Amplify Your Acoustic To Play Live

So you’ve honed your acoustic guitar chops, and you want to take your playing to the stage!

Acoustic guitars sound great, but by their very definition they’re, well, acoustic – so if you want your audience in the club, café or bar to hear what you’re playing on your acoustic guitar, you have to amplify it.

If you’re looking to take your live playing to the next level, here are a few different ways to amplify your pickup-equipped acoustic guitar for live performance, and the pros and cons depending on what your needs are. With a bit of research you can determine what works best for you, your sound and your intended audience. Let’s go!

Contributed by Peter Hodgson for the Roland Blog