I've had a Zoom A2 acoustic effects pedal for over ten years (I know that because I did use it for a short time in a band in 2009). I mostly used it for some reverb & delay, but also auto-wah on the outro of one song we did. But it has mostly just taken up shelf space and I'll pull it out for kicks & giggles every once in a while. Well last night was one of those times. I have a new powered PA speaker and was just curious as to what a Tele through the A2 into the speaker would sound like. Initial impression? Meh to worse-than-meh. But instead of putting it away I grabbed a beer and actually read through the instructions. Lots of settings I had never really messed with before. Short story is that I think this will work nicely especially at outdoor gigs this summer where I either don't want to bring out my Gibson acoustic in the heat & humidity or want to use a Tele but also get an acoustic sound sometimes. Ages ago I had a BOSS AC-2 acoustic sim that really didn't sound that good. With all the tweaking available in the A2 I can now get a usable acoustic sound out of my Tele (note I said usable and not believable). Details from Zoom: https://www.zoom-na.com/products/guitar-bass-effects/acoustic/zoom-a2 Long story for programming a patch: It starts with pick-up input selection: peizo, magnetic sound hole, single-coil electric, humbucker, etc. Then on to guitar model: Martin, two Gibsons, Ovation, Tacoma*, Nylon, two Dobros plus a tube preamp. I had played around with those things before. But after setting the pick-up to SC and using the Gibson Slope Shoulder model (which sounded best to me "out of the box"), I then I hit the things that actually made a difference. Mic: Models the type, location and distance of a mic on the guitar. Dynamic or Condenser; sound hole, 12th fret or 15th fret; close, 50 cm or 1 m. These made a big difference and were interactive. For example, Dynamic or Condenser didn't make much of a difference at the close distance setting, but Condenser was better at the 50 cm & 1 m settings. I ended up with Condenser::Soundhole::Close but I could hear how other settings might be useful. For example, I'll go back and experiment with the Nylon model at 12th fret and more distance. Amp: This is for setting the type of amp to which you'll be sending the output signal. Off would be for a PA. Then there are 27 variations of combos and stacks. Even though I've got a PA, I used one of the combo settings. I'm guessing it's all just tweaks to EQ and maybe gain. EQ: It is split between Lo & Hi with either 3-band or parametric on each. The upper band of Lo and lower band of Hi are the mid-range. So I was able to do a nice acoustic scooped-mid and also take out a booming low and crackley high end. There is also compression or limiter here. FX/Mod: The FX/Mod section is nothing revelatory here but I used Air (sort of a reverb/delay ambiance thing), Chorus, Detune (for 12-string-ish sound), and tremolo on different patches. But it includes some of the other usual subjects like phase and flanger. You can only use one effect at a time. Delay/Reverb: Lots of the same ol' same ol' here. Room, Hall, Spring, Echo, etc. There're also Dark and Bright Slapback which sound how they are named. Finally 8 different multi-tap settings which are cool while I'm on the couch but not something that fits the songs I play. You can also set parameter for either an expression pedal or single-button foot switch. What's available depends on the effect. I don't have an expression but I do have the parts for a foot switch so I'll try that out in the future. The first time through all this took a while. But once that was set it was easy to copy my original base patch and change one or two things such as adding Chorus or switching from reverb to slapback. The first thing to do on any effect, reverb or delay is to roll back the depth &/or mix down to about 20% of max. Then tweak to taste from there. Right now I'm just going through some oatches to use with a Tele. Once I'm happy there, I'll copy everything over to a new bank of patches (10 patches per bank) and try to set those same things up to be used with and acoustic guitar as the input.