Different Types Of Guitar

Hey guys welcome to the musicallychords, As you know very well, the guitar is a cool and well-known musical instruments and today we are going to discuss all 9 different types of guitar that a guitarist should know. So let’s discuss one by one:

1. Acoustic Guitar

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In the list of 9 different types of guitar, we are starting with a guitar name Acoustic. The acoustic guitar is a popular instrument. Even in the guitar basic physics, a lot is going on sounds even gets to your ears. Generally, the beginners start their guitar journey with the acoustic guitar because to learn the basics.

The guitar has strings pulled over a hollow body called the soundboard because this is where the sound resonates from the strings.

The strings get threaded through and over a bridge and this gives to string base to vibrate. Across the neck of the guitar, there are metal strips embedded into the wood of the neck called frets. These make it so that when a string is pressed and it shortens the length of the string that is vibrating as well as changes the sound.

2. Electric Guitar

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The electric guitar is a solid-bodied guitar that is designed to be plugged into an amplifier.

An electric guitar when amplified, then it produces a sound that is metallic with a lengthy decay. If you look closely behind each string, you are going to find a magnet and those magnets are surrounded by a coil. That system is called a pickup on an electric guitar.

When a string is struck, it vibrates the air around it. The vibrations create a disturbance in the air molecules that are corresponding to the way the string has been struck in the beginning. This movement of those air molecules is the sound that we perceive from the guitar itself.

But there is an added feature that is unique to an electric guitar that is a magnetic coil. When you strike the string in an electric guitar, not only does it move the air around it but because the metal string is magnetized by the magnet, this vibration is going to changes the magnetic flux around the magnet.

And when the magnetic flux is changing, an electric current is produced and we have Micheal Faraday to thank for that discovery.

3. Electro-Acoustic Guitars

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The electro-acoustic Guitars are commonly referred to as semi-acoustic guitars. Electro-acoustic guitars have pickups. The pickups are specifically designed to reproduce the subtle nuances of the acoustic guitar timbre.

The electro-acoustic guitar has a ‘pick-up’ (a microphone), which is built into them so they can be plugged into a PA system or into an amplifier.


4. 12-Strings Guitars

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The twelve strings guitars are a simple variation of the normal six-string design. Twelve strings guitars have six regular strings and a second set of thinner strings.

Each string of the second set corresponds to the note of its regular counterpart. If you have become a professional guitar and you want to learn more advanced things in the guitar and also to enhance your finger practice, then you may move to the 12-string guitars.

5. Archtop Guitars

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In archtop Guitars, the archtop is a semi-hollow steel-string acoustic or electric guitar. The arched table combined with violin-style f-holes and internal sound block creates a timber that is acoustic and mellow. These two factors have made archtops a firm favorite with jazz guitarists.

6. Steel Guitars

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The steel guitar is unusual in that it is played horizontally across the player’s lap.

The steel originates from Hawaii where local musicians newly introduced to the European guitar, developed a style of playing involving alternative tunings and the use of a slide.

7. Resonator Guitars

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The resonator guitars are distinctive for not having a regular sound hole instead they have a large circular perforated cover plate that conceals a resonator cone.

The cone is made from spun aluminum and resembles a loudspeaker.

8. Bass guitars

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The bass guitar has a long neck scale length and it has thick strings.

The open strings of the bass guitar correspond to the four lowest strings of the guitar and are pitched an octave lower. The standard bass has four strings though five and six strings basses are available which extends the range of the instrument.

9. Double-neck Guitars

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The double-guitars is designed so the two guitar necks can share one body.

This design allows the guitarist to switch between either neck with ease. The double-neck guitar will normally have a standard six-string and a 12 strings neck.

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