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Types of Guitars

Acoustic Guitar
Acoustic Guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound.

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Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The acoustic-electric guitar, also known as electro-acoustic, is identical in construction, acoustic properties, and guitar components to an acoustic guitar. The difference lies in the addition of the “electronics” fitted onto an acoustic electric guitar.

Archtop Guitar
Archtop Guitar

Archtop Guitar. Archtop guitars are steel string instruments, which feature a violin-inspired f-hole design in which the top (and often the back) of the instrument are carved in a curved rather than a flat shape.

Electric Guitar
Electric Guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitarist strums, plucks, fingerpicks, or taps the strings.

Resonator Guitar
Resonator Guitar

A resonator guitar or resophonic guitar is an acoustic guitar that produces sound by carrying string vibration through the bridge to one or more spun metal cones , instead of to the sound board (guitar top).

Steel Guitar
Steel Guitar

The slide technique of playing slide guitar is generally by using a steel bar. Resonator guitars, including round necked varieties, are particularly suitable for this style, yet are seldom referred to as "steel guitars", but rather referred to generally as a Dobro, acoustic slide guitar, or square neck resonator guitars.

Touch Guitar
Touch Guitar

New model AU8 Deluxe for public release in 2015. Top of the line hand-made hollow-body touch guitar with magnetic and piezo pickups and custom electronics, bridge and tailpiece.

Twelve-String Guitar
Twelve-String Guitar

Twelve-string guitar. The twelve-string guitar is a steel-string guitar with twelve strings in six courses, which produces a richer, more ringing tone than a standard six-string guitar. Typically, the strings of the lower four courses are tuned in octaves, with those of the upper two courses tuned in unisons.

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