A guitar is a musical instrument composed of a hollow body and a long neck, commonly featuring six strings, but less often as few as four or as many as eighteen. The strings are plucked or strummed with the fingers or a pick. Acoustic guitars are made of wood, while electric guitars are made of metal and can be plugged into a sound amplifier. The first instruments referred to as "guitars" were used in Spain as early as 1200 A.D.
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A trio of vintage electric guitars, made of different woods and in different styles, comprises an artistic photograph. Light reflects off the wood of the guitar bodies, and you can almost imagine the soft sounds of the strings when they are played.
An electric guitar is a popular instrument similar to an acoustic guitar. Unlike an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar plugs into an amplifier and can feature single-coil pickups or dual-coil pickups.
A red bass guitar on a stand is perfectly illuminated in this dramatic shot. Bass guitars are responsible for providing rhythm for a variety of musical styles and are similar to electric guitars in that they can be plugged into an amplifier.
The acoustic guitar is a popular stringed instrument that has been used for centuries to play different types of music. Learn all about the history of the acoustic guitar.