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Hybrid Guitar

A hybrid guitar is an electric guitar with the ability to produce a signal with the tonal quality of an acoustic guitar in addition to a typical electric signal from a magnetic pickup, allowing a wide tonal pallette. The signal from the two-pickup systems can be blended on board, or (sometimes on the same instrument) fed separately to two different effect and amplification lines.

Hybrid guitars typically use a piezoelectric pickup to generate the acoustic-like signal, the same type of pickup used in most electro-acoustic guitars. Such pickups can produce a reasonable facsimile of acoustic tone even in solid bodied instruments. Aftermarket piezo pickups allow conventional electric guitars to be converted into hybrid guitars.[1]

Examples of solid-body hybrid guitars include the Ovation VXT,[2]Godin A6 Ultra, and Tom Anderson Guitarworks Crowdster Plus One and Two. They are similar to silent guitars, except that the latter do not have magnetic pickups. Hollow-body hybrid guitars include the Hamer Duotone Custome,[3][not in citation given]Michael Kelly hybrid,[4]Taylor T5 and, Ibanez Montage[5]Crafter SA. These resemble semi-acoustic guitars with additional piezo pickups. The Yamaha AEX1500 [6] is a hybrid archtop guitar.

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