To kick off this list I have my personal favorite acoustic guitar (I play mostly electric so that makes sense). We have an instrument that effortlessly blends acoustic and electric guitars. The Fender Acoustasonic is the epitome of versatility and style, making it the go-to guitar for a laid-back holiday jam. Boasting an innovative design, it seamlessly transitions between acoustic and electric tones, utilizing an under-saddle Piezo pickup as well as a specially made Acoustasonic electric pickup, offering a sonic palette as diverse as your playlist. Whether you're strumming along to classic songs or introducing a modern twist to seasonal favorites, the Acoustasonic adapts effortlessly. The comfort of this instrument also stems from its body shapes. Modeled after a Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, and a Fender Jazzmaster, these guitars are perfect for electric guitarists looking to dabble in the world of acoustic guitar. With comfortable body contours and a sleek design, this guitar invites you to vibe with ease, ensuring that every chord struck resonates with cool holiday cheer.
Straying away from wild designs we have a more “classical” approach to guitar design. We have easily one of the most affordable classical guitars out there without sacrificing quality. The Cordoba C7-CE CD brings a touch of sophisticated elegance to your holiday strumming sessions. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this guitar produces warm and rich tones that embody the true spirit of the season. The solid Canadian cedar top and rosewood back and sides create a tonal landscape that is both resonant and warm. Whether you're unwinding after a festive feast or serenading loved ones by the fireplace, the C7-CE CD offers a timeless sound that captures the essence of holiday warmth. The cutaway design not only enhances playability but also adds a modern flair to this classical companion, making it the perfect guitar for those who appreciate the finer things in music. Loaded with an under-saddle Piezo pickup and onboard tuner, you can play this unplugged or booming through an amp.
The Guild F-150CE Jumbo is the epitome of old-school cool, offering classic comfort and timeless style for your holiday tunes. The Westerly Collection from Guild is crafted with precision and a nod to vintage aesthetics, this jumbo-bodied guitar delivers a balanced and resonant tone that echoes the golden era of acoustic guitars. The solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides create a sonic landscape that is warm, clear, and resonant. Whether you're channeling the spirit of classic rock 'n' roll or infusing your holiday repertoire with a touch of nostalgia, the F-150CE stands as a testament to enduring craftsmanship. With a playability that feels like an old friend, this guitar is your ticket to creating memorable holiday moments steeped in classic comfort and musical authenticity.
Next up we have a criminally underrated guitar brand creating incredible instruments that everyone should own. I'm talking about the Takamine GD71CE. Takamine GD71CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar is like the cool, laid-back friend you want to jam with by the beach. With its dreadnought body shape, solid spruce top, and rosewood back and sides, it's got that warm and resonant tone that feels just right for strumming your favorite tunes under the sun. The slim mahogany neck ensures smooth playability, making it a breeze to navigate through chords and riffs. Equipped with a Takamine pickup and preamp system, this guitar is ready to hit the stage or studio when you are, blending that natural acoustic warmth with the convenience of electric versatility. Whether you're a seasoned player or just kicking back with some casual strumming, the GD71CE is your passport to easygoing, good-vibe music sessions.
To round out this list we have the most budget-friendly guitar on this list. The Ibanez AAD50CE is the embodiment of affordable excellence, making it the perfect choice for those who want to spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank. This guitar proves that you don't need a hefty price tag to enjoy exceptional sound and playability. With a balanced and articulate tone, the AAD50CE offers a versatile sonic palette that suits various musical styles, making it an ideal companion for your holiday playlist. The dreadnought body shape ensures a bold and resonant projection, creating a presence that far exceeds its affordable price point. Whether you're a seasoned player or picking up the guitar for the first time, the AAD50CE invites you to experience the joy of making music without compromise. With its accessible price and impressive performance, this guitar is your ticket to affordable chill during the holiday season.