Turn a strat into a convincing acoustic.
This is not my first attempt at trying to get an acoustic sound from a solid body guitar. I had previously tried a piezo bridge from another manufacturer, and used the blended option to go back and forth between the standard magnetic pickups and the piezo. In reality, that doesn't work well because it is difficult to get a convincing acoustic sound from nickel strings with an unwound third string. I loved the IDEA of having the playability and ergonomics of an electric with the sound of an acoustic, but I went back to using two separate guitars. Years later, I checked out the Graph Tech Ghost saddles, and decided to do a dedicated version of a strat style guitar with no magnetic system, optimized for acoustic sound. I got a lightweight, resonant body and installed the Ghost saddles and Acoustiphonic preamp. I purchased an undrilled pickguard, and added a single volume control. The install was relatively straightforward. I was able to put all of the components, including the battery, in the existing routing of the body. I strung the guitar with Elixer acoustic strings (extra lights with replacement .012 and .015 for the high strings) and plugged it in. The sound was fantastic. I recorded the sound of the guitar, and compared it to a recording of my Martin with a Fishman. The sound was virtually identical. The bonus is that the Ghost-equipped guitar is feedback resistant and has the easy playability and ergonomics of an electric. This system is primarily aimed at players who want to add an acoustic sound to an electric, but if you want to go all out with the acoustic set-up, you will be rewarded with a great playing acoustic surrogate. Excellent product!