Are Steel or Nylon strings better for an Acoustic-Electric Guitar?

I am planning on getting an Acoustic-Electric Guitar. I already have a Steel string guitar. I have built up a good amount of calisus on my fingers, but what would sound better and which are better on an Acoustic-Electric Guitar?

Chosen Answer:

Oh come on Saved…you are just teasing me !!

If you would put nylon string on your acoustic electirc, it wouldn’t play. Try it !!!!

Acoustic electrics need steel string so the pickup can pick up the sound produced via its magnetic field.
Nylon string are nly good for classical guitars because the guitar itself, is made of light wood and picks up the resonance of those type of strings.
That is why the pickups are put at the bridge or on the body itself.
by: Kate Bush
on: 18th June 08

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5 Responses to Are Steel or Nylon strings better for an Acoustic-Electric Guitar?

  1. Trever says:

    steel man, easily

  2. ledzepfreak94 says:

    yeah, nylon’s more for classical & flamenco guitars

  3. Katie Hot-T says:

    Oh come on Saved…you are just teasing me !!

    If you would put nylon string on your acoustic electirc, it wouldn’t play. Try it !!!!

    Acoustic electrics need steel string so the pickup can pick up the sound produced via its magnetic field.
    Nylon string are nly good for classical guitars because the guitar itself, is made of light wood and picks up the resonance of those type of strings.
    That is why the pickups are put at the bridge or on the body itself.

  4. looardislander says:

    If it has Nylon strings it’s not an acoustic guitar… it’s a CLASSICAL guitar… Acoustic guitars have steel strings. Classical guitars and Acoustic guitars are designed differently and even look different… you can’t just stick nylon strings on an acoustic guitar or steel strings on a Classical guitar and expect it to sound decent.

    You CAN mount a condenser mic INSIDE the Classical guitar, however, and that sounds really nice.

  5. crAzy_G-raff says:

    steel. of course

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