Eric Clapton was already a master of the electric guitar in January 1992 when he traded his signature Fender Strat for a Martin acoustic to record his hugely successful Unplugged album. The live album captured the guitarist, backed by a small band, performing acoustic versions of his own songs and some blues standards.
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighers discover the delights of going unplugged on their 2005 double album, In Your Honor. While he is primarily an electric guitarist, Grohl explains that an acoustic guitar has always been his main writing tool. “Most of our songs, from ‘Everlong’ to ‘Monkey Wrench,’ “ he says, “were written on acoustic. I would bring the demos into the rehearsal space and then we’d plug in and dirty them up.”