What is the difference between an electric guitar and electric acoustic guitar?
You may have heard of electric acoustic guitars and wondered how they differ from electric guitars. With both types of instruments, string vibrations are picked up and converted to electric signals, and then the sound is amplified by an amplifier. The difference however is in how sound is gathered. Electric guitars use pickup coils to gather string vibrations and convert the vibrations to electric signals. Conversely, electric acoustic guitars use a device such as a microphone or piezoelectric element to gather the sound or vibrations transmitted through the saddle, bridge, or body, then convert it to an electrical signal.