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Do I need an acoustic amp

First time poster here. Would you guys consider an acoustic amp a worthwhile investment for a non-gigger? I play acoustic guitar quite a bit and am getting my first acoustic/electric soon. I do a lot of home recording with both electric guitar and acoustic - have a Rivera amp for the electric and mike the acoustic with a Shure condenser. I'm a bedroom guitar player - don't see gigging in my future unless my skills improve?
I've run across a high-end acoustic amp at a good (but still expensive) price. What do you think? Do most guitar players have a separate amp for acoustic?

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No I wouldnt' bother - if your guitar is high-end it may come with a high-end piezo for those gigging occasions... just turn up and plug in to whatever is there. I guess for peace of mind you could get an amp for better onstage monitoring, but you prolly won't need it.


For home recording:
treat yourself to a nice mic

For home playing - sit opposite a wall or a fairly reflective surface to enhance your listening experience thumbsup Amps just don't cut it in comparison
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Iv been using my Studio drivers for that with a high end acoustic.
An amp would provide, No B.S, turn on and play unlike a computer DAW that needs to boot up and all that BS.

Im told the yamaha magic acoustic stomp is great for mic sims and acoustic effects.

Funny thing, a guy told me he used Logitec Z-5500 to score films in 5.1 and if those are good enough for that then for my self im buying to use with my godin.

Id love a fishman amp my self to keep in the trunk of my guitar!

Im curious, a rolland blues cube would that work? About $200? Or a jazz chorus amp?

I have no need my self for a high end acoustic amp, there so many speakers and mixers in my house already I can use!
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I should add that the a/e guitar will not have barn-door electronics built in but a bridge pickup instead.

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If I were in your shoes I'd definitely pass on the amp.

(And I have several amps including a dedicated acoustic amp.)
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