Acoustic-electric guitars are exceptional instruments, perfect for beginners and veteran performers alike. They offer versatile sound and ultimate convenience and can be used across genres, from country to rock and roll. The sound of an acoustic-electric guitar can be altered to sound mellow or sharp, depending on whether you opt to use an amplifier or play it as a true acoustic.

If you’re searching for an acoustic-electric guitar and if you’ve got a strict budget to follow, there are plenty of options to choose from. At Backwoods Guitar, we carry a full range of premium instruments and can advise on the best acoustic-electric guitar under $300.

How to Find a Quality Guitar Under $300

A trustworthy guitar store will have a reputation to meet and are more likely to stock instruments that meet certain quality standards. Inventory on new and used products is carefully selected, ensuring that the guitars they offer are in good condition, have proper setup, and provide a satisfying playing experience.

On the other hand, buying from an independent seller may come with the risk of purchasing a guitar that has undisclosed issues or paying for something that you find issues with later on.

Some of the best acoustic-electric guitars under $300 have already provided some use to previous musicians, so at Backwoods Guitar in Missouri, we’re hoping to give them a second life.

Why Buy a Used Acoustic Electric Guitar

When you’re on a budget, buying used can be a great way to get the instrument of your dreams. When it comes to acoustic-electric guitars, buying pre-owned can offer some great savings.

For example, at Backwoods Guitar, we stock a variety of used acoustic-electric guitars for under $300. These guitars have been carefully inspected and refurbished if necessary, so you can be sure that you’re getting a quality instrument.

You may also be able to find some rare models or discontinued lines, which could be hard to find in new conditions.

A Couple of Our Best Acoustic Electric Guitars Under $300

Washburn EA15/ITB Acoustic Electric Guitar

Mini Jumbo in shape, this acoustic-electric guitar features top wood made of Flame Maple, while the back wood and sides are constructed from Catalpa. It is a 6-string acoustic with a Cutaway design, allowing for easier access to higher frets. The bracing is made of quarter-sawn scalloped Sitka Spruce, providing structural support and enhancing the guitar’s sound quality. 

Washburn created the Festival series with the intention of catering to the requirements of musicians during performances, and it has achieved remarkable success for more than two decades. The combination of a comfortable body, superior Barcus-Berry electronics, reliable hardware, and exquisite wood materials ensures a harmonious fusion of clear, sparkling highs and a rich, balanced low end.

Check Out: The Washburn EA15/ITB Acoustic Electric Guitar

AMI 00MSE 12 Fret Electric Acoustic Guitar

The AMI 00MSE 12 Fret Electric Acoustic Guitar is an excellent choice for those looking for an acoustic-electric guitar in the sub-$300 range. The instrument features a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides, delivering a full and warm tone. Readied with Fishman electronics, allowing you to plug directly into an amplifier or PA system for amplified sound.

AMI is known for its high-quality construction, and the 00MSE is no exception. The neck joint is reinforced with an adjustable truss rod to ensure a comfortable playing experience. It also features a 12-fret design, which allows for a shorter scale length and easier access to higher frets.

Check Out: The AMI 00MSE 12 Fret Electric Acoustic Guitar

See What We Have For you at Backwoods Guitar

If you’re on the hunt for the best acoustic-electric guitar under $300, Backwoods Guitar can assist. We’ve been in business since 2000, proudly serving Sedalia, Missouri, and the surrounding areas. We provide custom-built guitars along with an extensive selection of popular acoustic-electric instruments. Contact us to learn more about our available inventory and to find the perfect instrument for you!

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