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I have enjoyed Rocksmith very much for a while, so much so that I bought a bass guitar last year to play the bass tracks (well worth the $200). Up until yesterday, I used my electric guitar for both the lead and rhythm tracks. I had thought about using my acoustic-electric (acoustic guitar with 1/4" jack output) to play the rhythm tracks but the posts from people here who tried Rocksmith with acoustics seemed to be only moderately successful and not worth the effort. Yesterday I plugged in my acoustic-electric (Taylor, with Expression System electronics) and gave Rocksmith a whirl. I did the following - maxed out the Rocksmith input gain setting, turned off the Taylor guitar body sensor (leaving only the Taylor string sensor), and turned the Rocksmith guitar output down to 0% (the sound from my guitar was loud enough by itself). Wow, was I impressed! The notes seemed to be picked up perfectly by Rocksmith for both chords or individual notes. The feeling/sound of playing an actual acoustic to a rhythm track was 100% better than playing a simulated acoustic. It was also nice to have more fretboard space to do fingerpicking and chord work. I can't believe I didn't try this sooner. My scores with the acoustic were generally higher than my scores for the same tracks with the electric. So, if you have a decent quality acoustic-electric guitar, give it a try.