I have a regular acoustic guitar and I’m starting to perform live locally. I need a way to mic my guitar to an amp or a speaker. I really would like an acoustic guitar microphone. I hear that having your guitar turned into an acoustic/electric can ruin the sound quality and value of the instrument. My question is, what is the best type of microphone I can buy for my guitar with the best sound quality, and where can I buy it?
If you basically strum the guitar, an undersaddle pickup will be the best for you. Fishman makes some decent ones. A decent guitar store can install it for you. They can install it without changing your guitar. It is a flat extremely thin pickup that fits under your saddle, they will replace your end pin with an end pin jack, so there is virtually no difference. I have one on my Taylor and I wouldnt do anything to hurt my guitar. Also it doesnt feedback much like a microphone.
If you are really looking for an instrument microphone, Id suggest a Shure sm81. It sells for about 0.
by: John S
on: 12th August 11