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.
Examples of solid-body hybrid guitars include the Ovation VXT,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,[not in citation given]Michael Kelly hybrid,Taylor T5 and, Ibanez MontageCrafter SA. These resemble semi-acoustic guitars with additional piezo pickups. The Yamaha AEX1500  is a hybrid archtop guitar.