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Acoustic Magazine is a British glossy monthly publication that deals only in acoustic music.
The acoustic bass guitar (sometimes shortened to acoustic bass or initialized ABG) is a bass instrument with a hollow wooden body similar to, though usually larger than a steel-string 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).
Acoustic Guitar is a monthly magazine published in the United States since July/August 1990 by String Letter Publishing.
An acoustic-electric guitar (also called an electro-acoustic guitar) is an acoustic guitar fitted with a magnetic pickup, a piezoelectric pickup or a microphone.
Alembic is an American manufacturer of high-end electric basses, guitars and preamps.
Among guitar tunings, all-fifths tuning refers to the set of tunings in which each interval between consecutive open strings is a perfect fifth.
Among alternative tunings for the guitar, all-fourths tuning is a regular tuning.
Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique that employs alternating downward and upward strokes in a continuous fashion.
Alto guitar may refer to.
An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that can increase the power of a signal (a time-varying voltage or current).
Apoyando is a method of plucking used in both classical guitar and flamenco guitar known in English as 'rest stroke' (though the direct translation of 'apoyando' would be "supporting").
An "archtop guitar" is a hollow steel-stringed acoustic or semiacoustic guitar with a full body and a distinctive arched top, whose sound is particularly popular with jazz, blues, rockabilly, and psychobilly guitarists.
To produce an artificial harmonic, a stringed instrument player holds down a note on the neck with one finger of their left hand (thereby shortening the vibrational length of the string) and uses another finger to lightly touch a point on the string that is an integer divisor of its vibrational length, and plucks or bows the side of the string that is closer to the bridge.
B.C. Rich is an American brand of acoustic and electric guitars and bass guitars founded by Bernardo Chavez Rico in 1969.
The baritone guitar is a guitar with a longer scale length, typically a larger body, and heavier internal bracing, so it can be tuned to a lower pitch.
In music, a barre chord (also known as bar chord or rarely barr chord) is a type of chord on a guitar or other stringed instrument, that the musician plays by using one or more fingers to press down multiple strings across a single fret of the fingerboard (like a bar pressing down the strings).
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
Bolt-on neck is a method of guitar (or similar stringed instrument) construction that involves joining a guitar neck and body using screws or bolts, as opposed to glue as with set-in neck joints.
A bridge is a device that supports the strings on a stringed musical instrument and transmits the vibration of those strings to another structural component of the instrument—typically a soundboard, such as the top of a guitar or violin—which transfers the sound to the surrounding air.
C.F. Martin & Company (often referred to as Martin) is an American guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin.
Caparison Guitars is a Japan-based manufacturer of high end, hand made, boutique electric guitars.
A capo (short for capodastro, capo tasto or capotasto, Italian for "head of fretboard"; Spanish: capodastro; French: capodastre; German: Kapodaster; Portuguese: capodastro, Serbo-Croatian: kapodaster) is a device used on the neck of a stringed (typically fretted) instrument to shorten the playable length of the strings, hence raising the pitch.
Carvin Corporation was an American, family-owned, guitar amplifier and audio equipment manufacturer in San Diego, California.
A chordophone is a musical instrument that makes sound by way of a vibrating string or strings stretched between two points.
In music, a chorus effect (sometimes chorusing, choruser or chorused effect) occurs when individual sounds with approximately the same time, and very similar pitches converge and are perceived as one.
The cigar box guitar is a primitive chordophone that uses an empty cigar box as a resonator.
The classical guitar (also known as concert guitar, classical acoustic, nylon-string guitar, or Spanish guitar) is the member of the guitar family used in classical music.
To a greater extent than most other instruments and ensembles, it is difficult to compose music for the guitar without either proficiency in the instrument or close collaboration with a guitarist.
In classical guitar, the right hand is developed in such a way that it can sustain two, three, and four voice harmonies while also paying special attention to tone production.
Collings Guitars is an Austin, Texas based stringed instrument manufacturer.
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra (also known as Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E Flat Minor Op.1) is the eleventh studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 30 June 1998 through Spitfire Records.
Cort Guitars (Cor-Tek) is a guitar manufacturer centered in South Korea.
In computing, cross-platform software (also multi-platform software or platform-independent software) is computer software that is implemented on multiple computing platforms.
Crosspicking is a technique for playing the mandolin or guitar using a plectrum or flatpick in a rolling, syncopated style across three strings.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival was a series of music festivals and benefit concerts founded by Eric Clapton.
Damping is a technique in music for altering the sound of a musical instrument.
Dana Bourgeois (born 1953) is a luthier, writer, lecturer and is considered one of the United States' top acoustic guitar makers.
The Darwin International Guitar Festival is held once every two years at the Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Dean Guitars, commonly referred to simply as Dean, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and musical products.
Delay is an audio effect and an effects unit which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time.
Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone.
In music, a double stop refers to the technique of playing two notes simultaneously on a bowed stringed instrument such as a violin, a viola, a cello, or a double bass.
Downpicking, sometimes referred to as down-stroke picking, is a technique used by musicians on plucked string instruments in which the player moves the plectrum, or pick in a downward motion, relative to the position of the instrument, against one or more of the strings to make them vibrate.
The dreadnought is a type of acoustic guitar body developed by guitar manufacturer C.F. Martin & Company.
Dynamic range compression (DRC) or simply compression is an audio signal processing operation that reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds thus reducing or compressing an audio signal's dynamic range.
EBow is a brand name of Heet Sound Products, of Los Angeles, California, United States for the original type of monophonic handheld electromagnetic string driver, invented by Greg Heet in 1969, first introduced in 1976, and patented in 1978.
Economy picking is a guitar picking technique designed to maximize picking efficiency by combining alternate picking and sweep picking.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.
An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.
An eight-string guitar is a guitar with two more strings than the usual six, or one more than the Russian guitar's seven.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
In music, an electronic tuner is a device that detects and displays the pitch of musical notes played on a musical instrument.
The English guitar or guittar (also citra), is a stringed instrument – a type of cittern, which was popular in many places in Europe from around 1750–1850.
Epiphone is an American musical instrument manufacturer founded by Anastasios Stathopoulos, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.
is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses.
In music, extended technique is unconventional, unorthodox, or non-traditional methods of singing or of playing musical instruments employed to obtain unusual sounds or timbres.
An extended-range bass is an electric bass guitar with a wider frequency range than a standard-tuned four-string bass guitar.
The Jazz Bass (or J Bass) is the second model of electric bass created by Leo Fender.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), commonly referred to simply as Fender, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers.
The Precision Bass (often shortened to "P-Bass") is a bass guitar manufactured by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.
The Fender Telecaster, colloquially known as the Tele, is the world's first commercially successfulLes Paul had built a prototype solid body electric guitar known as "The Log" in the 1940s, but could not market his invention.
Fernandes Guitars is a guitar and accessory manufacturer, that originated in Japan in 1969, building flamenco guitars.
Finger vibrato is vibrato produced on a string instrument by cyclic hand movements.
The fingerboard (also known as a fretboard on fretted instruments) is an important component of most stringed instruments.
Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing the guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers, as opposed to flatpicking (plucking individual notes with a single plectrum, commonly called a "pick").
In music, a five-fret stretch refers to a guitar chord formation such that the distance between the highest and the lowest fingered frets is five frets.
Five-string guitar or five-string may refer to.
Flamenco, in its strictest sense, is a professionalized art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain in the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia.
A flamenco guitar is a guitar similar to a classical guitar but with thinner tops and less internal bracing.
Flanging is an audio effect produced by mixing two identical signals together, one signal delayed by a small and gradually changing period, usually smaller than 20 milliseconds.
A flat top guitar is a type of guitar body model which has a flat top (as opposed to archtop).
Flatpicking (or simply picking) is the technique of striking the strings with a pick (also called a plectrum) held between the thumb and one or two fingers.
Flipper's Guitar (フリッパーズ・ギター) were a Tokyo-based rock band led by (and later a duo of) Keigo Oyamada and Kenji Ozawa.
There are many instruments which can be or are commonly referred to as four string guitars.
A fret is a raised element on the neck of a stringed instrument.
The Fretboard Journal is a keepsake magazine for guitar, mandolin, and stringed instrument players.
A fretless guitar is a guitar with a fingerboard that does not have frets.
Frets on Fire (FoF) is a free, open-source Finnish music video game created by Unreal Voodoo.
In electronics, gain is a measure of the ability of a two-port circuit (often an amplifier) to increase the power or amplitude of a signal from the input to the output port by adding energy converted from some power supply to the signal.
Gibson Brands, Inc. (formerly Gibson Guitar Corp.) is an American manufacturer of guitars, other musical instruments, and consumer and professional electronics from Kalamazoo, Michigan and now based in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Gibson ES-335 is the world's first commercial thinline archtop semi-acoustic electric guitar (also known as "semi-hollowbody" or "thinline").
The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958.
The Gibson J-45 is a dreadnought style acoustic guitar manufactured by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952.
The Gibson SG is a solid-body electric guitar model that was introduced in 1961 (as the Gibson Les Paul SG) by Gibson, and remains in production today with many variations on the initial design available.
A Gittler Guitar is an experimental designed guitar created by Allan Gittler (1928–2002).
A glock-guitar (klockspelsgitarren) is a percussion instrument in the idiophone instrument family.
This is a list of musical terms that are likely to be encountered in printed scores, music reviews, and program notes.
The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.
Godin Guitars is a Canadian manufacturer that specializes in stringed instruments, including guitars, electric basses, ukuleles, and ouds. The company is owned by founder Robert Godin.
The Big Golden Guitar is one of the many "big" attractions that can be found around Australia.
Golpe is mostly used in Flamenco guitar.
Gretsch is an American company that manufactures guitars, basses and drums.
The Gretsch White Falcon is an electric hollowbody guitar introduced in 1954 by Gretsch.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.
A guitar amplifier (or amp) is an electronic device or system that strengthens the weak electrical signal from a pickup on an electric guitar, bass guitar, or acoustic guitar so that it can produce sound through one or more loudspeakers, which are typically housed in a wooden cabinet.
In music, a guitar chord is a set of notes played on a guitar.
Guitar Craft (GC) was a series of guitar and personal-development classes, founded and often presented by Robert Fripp, who is best known for his work with the rock band King Crimson.
The Guitar Hero series (sometimes referred to as the Hero series) is a series of music rhythm games first published in 2005 by RedOctane and Harmonix, and distributed by Activision, in which players use a guitar-shaped game controller to simulate playing lead, bass guitar, and rhythm guitar across numerous rock music songs.
A guitar pick (American English) is a plectrum used for guitars.
Guitar picking is a group of hand and finger techniques a guitarist uses to set guitar strings in motion to produce audible notes.
Guitar Player is an American popular magazine for guitarists, founded in 1967 in San Jose, California, United States.
Guitar Pro is a multitrack editor of guitar and bass tablature and musical scores, possessing a built-in MIDI-editor, a plotter of chords, a player, a metronome and other tools for guitarists and musicians.
Guitar showmanship involves gimmicks, jumps, or other stunts with a guitar.
A guitar solo is a melodic passage, instrumental section, or entire piece of music written for a classical guitar, electric guitar or an acoustic guitar.
Guitar tunings assign pitches to the open strings of guitars, including acoustic guitars, electric guitars and classical guitars, among others.
Guitar wiring refers to the electrical components, and interconnections thereof, inside an electric guitar (and, by extension, other electric instruments like the bass guitar or mandolin).
Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists, published since July 1980.
is a music video game series produced by Konami.
A guitarist (or a guitar player) is a person who plays the guitar.
Guitarist is a monthly music making magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom.
Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing or hot club jazz) is a style of jazz music generally accepted to have been started by the gypsy guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in and around Paris in the 1930s.
Hagström is a musical instrument manufacturer in Älvdalen, Dalecarlia, Sweden.
A hammer-on is a playing technique performed on a stringed instrument (especially on a fretted string instrument, such as a guitar) by sharply bringing a fretting-hand finger down on the fingerboard behind a fret, causing a note to sound.
The harp guitar (or "harp-guitar") is a guitar-based stringed instrument generally defined as a "guitar, in any of its accepted forms, with any number of additional unstopped strings that can accommodate individual plucking." The word "harp" is used in reference to its harp-like unstopped open strings.
A headstock or peghead is part of a guitar or similar stringed instrument such as a lute, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and others of the lute lineage.
Heritage Guitar is a guitar manufacturer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.
The evolution of classical guitars began with the influences of the vihuela and gittern in the sixteenth century and ended with the modern classical guitar in the mid nineteenth century.
A humbucking pickup, humbucker, or double coil, is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils to "buck the hum" (or cancel out the interference) picked up by coil pickups caused by electromagnetic interference, particularly mains hum.
A Hybrid guitar is a bass and guitar combined into one instrument.
Hybrid picking is a guitar-playing technique that involves picking with a pick (plectrum) and one or more fingers alternately or simultaneously.
is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki.
The Infinite Guitar is a modified electric guitar created by Michael Brook, as a way of allowing a note to be held with infinite sustain (hence the name).
Inlay on guitars or similar fretted instruments are decorative materials set into the wooden surface of the instrument using standard inlay techniques.
An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting.
Jackson is a manufacturer of electric guitars and electric bass guitars that bears the name of its founder, Grover Jackson.
James Tyler Guitars is a manufacturer of electric guitars.
The term jazz guitar may refer to either a type of guitar or to the variety of guitar playing styles used in the various genres which are commonly termed "jazz".
John Bailey (1931–2011) was a British luthier who made and repaired guitars and other stringed instruments during the 1960s revival of English folk music and beyond.
The kilometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: km; or) or kilometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres (kilo- being the SI prefix for). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the road network of the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used.
Kramer Guitars is an American manufacturer of electric guitars and basses.
The lap steel guitar is a type of steel guitar which is typically played with the instrument in a horizontal position on the performer’s lap or otherwise supported.
Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.
Left-hand muting is a performance technique for stringed instruments, where the vibration of a string is damped by the left hand.
In music performance and notation, legato (Italian for "tied together"; French lié; German gebunden) indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected.
Linda Manzer (born July 2, 1952) is a Canadian master luthier renowned for her archtop, flat top, and harp guitars.
This is a list of classical guitarists.
This article lists the classical guitar music in the classical guitar repertoire.
This is a list of Wikipedia articles about brand-name companies (past and present) that have sold guitars, and the house brands occasionally used.
This list of guitar tunings supplements the article guitar tunings.
This list of guitarists includes notable musicians, known principally for their guitar playing, for whom there is an article in Wikipedia.
The following is a list of notable jazz guitar players, including guitarists from related jazz genres such as Western swing, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion.
Peavey Guitars are electric, acoustic, and electric bass guitars branded by Peavey Electronics.
A luthier is someone who builds or repairs string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box.
A musical instrument of the chordophone family, the lyre-guitar was a type of guitar shaped like a lyre.
A machine head (also referred to as a tuning machine, tuner, or gear head) is a geared apparatus for tuning stringed musical instruments by adjusting string tension.
Among alternative tunings for guitar, a major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which each interval between successive open strings is a major third ("M3" in musical abbreviation).
Maton is an Australian manufacturer of guitars and other fretted musical instruments.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States.
Music Man is an American guitar and bass guitar manufacturer.
A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.
The nano guitar is a microscopically small carved guitar.
The neck is the part of certain string instruments that projects from the main body and is the base of the fingerboard, where the fingers are placed to stop the strings at different pitches.
Neck-through or neck-thru (or in full form neck through body) is a method of electric guitar or bass guitar construction that involves extending the piece (or pieces, in a laminate construction) of wood used for the neck through the entire length of the body, essentially making it the core of the body.
New standard tuning (NST) is an alternative tuning for the guitar that approximates all-fifths tuning.
A nine-string guitar is a guitar with nine strings instead of the commonly used six strings.
A nut, on a stringed musical instrument, is a small piece of hard material that supports the strings at the end closest to the headstock or scroll.
An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to music: Music – human expression in the medium of time using the structures of sounds or tones and silence.
The Output Festival is Dutch tri-annual music festival which focuses on experimental, contemporary electroacoustic music related to the electric guitar.
The Ovation Guitar Company is a manufacturer of guitars.
The P-90 (sometimes written P90) is a single coil electric guitar pickup produced by Gibson since 1946.
The palm mute is a playing technique for guitar and bass guitar, executed by placing the side of the picking hand below the little finger across the strings to be plucked, very close to the bridge, and then plucking the strings while the damping is in effect.
Parlor or parlour guitar usually refers to a type of acoustic guitar smaller than a Size No.0 Concert Guitar by C. F. Martin & Company.
A patch cable, patch cord or patch lead is an electrical or optical cable used to connect ("patch in") one electronic or optical device to another for signal routing.
The pedal steel guitar is a console-type of steel guitar with pedals and levers added to enable playing more varied and complex music which had not been possible with antecedent steel guitar designs.
Pensa Custom Guitars is an American company that manufactures electric guitars and basses in handmade fashion.
A phaser is an electronic sound processor used to filter a signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum.
A pick slide or pick scrape is a guitar technique most often performed in the rock, punk or metal music genres.
Pick tapping (or pick trilling) is a legato playing technique for the guitar, in which the edge of the pick is used to sharply trill notes on the instrument's fretboard at fast speeds.
A pickguard (also known as scratchplate) is a piece of plastic or other (often laminated) material that is placed on the body of a guitar, mandolin or similar plucked string instrument.
A pickup is a transducer that captures or senses mechanical vibrations produced by musical instruments, particularly stringed instruments such as the electric guitar, and converts these to an electrical signal that is amplified using an instrument amplifier to produce musical sounds through a loudspeaker in a speaker enclosure.
A piezoelectric sensor is a device that uses the piezoelectric effect, to measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain, or force by converting them to an electrical charge.
Plucked string instruments are a subcategory of string instruments that are played by plucking the strings.
Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures.
The Portuguese guitar or Portuguese guitarra (guitarra portuguesa) is a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses of two strings.
In conjunction with an electric guitar amplifier, a power attenuator is used to divert and dissipate some or all of the amplifier's excess or unneeded power in order to reduce the volume of sound produced by the speaker.
Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows.
A preamplifier (preamp or "pre") is an electronic amplifier that converts a weak electrical signal into an output signal strong enough to be noise-tolerant and strong enough for further processing, or for sending to a power amplifier and a loudspeaker.
Premier Guitar is an American magazine devoted to guitarists.
A prepared guitar is a guitar that has had its timbre altered by placing various objects on or between the instrument's strings, including other extended techniques.
PRS Guitars (also known as Paul Reed Smith Guitars) is an American guitar manufacturer headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland, founded by luthier Paul Reed Smith in 1985.
A pull-off is a stringed instrument plucking technique performed by "pulling" the finger off a string off the fingerboard of either a fretted or unfretted instrument.
Rasgueado (also called Rageo (spelled so or Rajeo), Rasgueo or Rasgeo in Andalusian dialect and flamenco jargon, or even occasionally Rasqueado) is a guitar finger strumming technique commonly associated with flamenco guitar music.
Among alternative guitar-tunings, regular tunings have equal musical intervals between the paired notes of their successive open strings.
Repetitive tunings are alternative tunings for the guitar.
The term requinto is used in both Spanish and Portuguese to mean a smaller, higher-pitched version of another instrument.
A resonator guitar or resophonic guitar is an acoustic guitar that produces sound by conducting string vibrations through the bridge to one or more spun metal cones (resonators), instead of to the guitar's sounding board (top).
Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is a persistence of sound after the sound is produced.
In music performances, rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section (e.g., drumkit, bass guitar); and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together.
A rhythm section (also called a backup band) is a group of musicians within a music ensemble or band who provide the underlying rhythm, harmony and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest of the band.
Rickenbacker International Corporation is an electric string instrument manufacturer based in Santa Ana, California.
The Rickenbacker 360 is an electric, semi-acoustic guitar made by Rickenbacker, and part of the Rickenbacker 300 Series.
RiffWorks is a guitar recording and online song collaboration program for Mac OS and Windows.
Rock Band is a series of music video games developed by Harmonix and MTV Games, and distributed by Electronic Arts for the Nintendo DS, iOS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PSP, Wii, Xbox One and Xbox 360 game systems.
The Russian guitar (sometimes referred to as a "Gypsy guitar") is an acoustic seven-string guitar that was developed in Russia toward the end of the 18th century: it shares most of its organological features with the Spanish guitar, although some historians insist on English guitar ascendancy.
Schecter Guitar Research, commonly known simply as Schecter, is a US guitar, bass and amplifier manufacturer.
The Selmer guitar—often called a Selmer-Maccaferri or just Maccaferri by English speakers, as early British advertising stressed the designer rather than manufacturer—is an unusual acoustic guitar best known as the favored instrument of Django Reinhardt.
A semi-acoustic guitar or hollow-body electric is a type of electric guitar that originates from the 1930s.
Set-in neck is a method of guitar (or similar stringed instrument) construction that involves joining neck and body with a tightly fitted mortise-and-tenon or dovetail joint, secured with some sort of adhesive.
The seven-string guitar adds one additional string to the more common six-string guitar, commonly used to extend the bass range (usually a low B) or also to extend the treble range.
Shred guitar or shredding is a virtuoso lead guitar solo playing style for the guitar, based on various advanced and complex playing techniques, particularly rapid passages and advanced performance effects.
Sibelius is a scorewriter program developed and released by Sibelius Software Ltd (now part of the American conglomerate, Avid Technology).
A silent guitar is a type of guitar with a solid or chambered body that converts the vibration of the strings into electric current using a piezoelectric pickup.
A single coil pickup is a type of magnetic transducer, or pickup, for the electric guitar and the electric bass.
Slack-key guitar is a fingerstyle genre of guitar music that originated in Hawaii.
Slapping and popping are ways to produce percussive sounds on a double bass or bass guitar by bouncing strings against the fretboard.
Slide guitar is a particular technique for playing the guitar that is often used in blues-style music.
A solid-body musical instrument is a string instrument such as a guitar, bass or violin built without its normal sound box and relying on an electromagnetic pickup system to directly receive the vibrations of the strings.
A sound board, or soundboard, is the surface of a string instrument that the strings vibrate against, usually via some sort of bridge.
A sound box or sounding box (sometimes written soundbox) is an open chamber in the body of a musical instrument which modifies the sound of the instrument, and helps transfer that sound to the surrounding air.
Soundboard is a magazine published quarterly by the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA).
In music, standard tuning refers to the typical tuning of a string instrument.
The steel-string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar that descends from the nylon-strung classical guitar, but is strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound.
Steinberger is a series of distinctive electric guitars and bass guitars, designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger.
A string is the vibrating element that produces sound in string instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano (piano wire), and members of the violin family.
String bending is a guitar technique where fretted strings are displaced by application of a force by the fretting fingers in a direction perpendicular to their vibrating length.
A string harmonic is a string instrument technique which uses the nodes of natural harmonics of a musical string to produce high pitched tones of varying timbre and loudness.
String skipping is a guitar-playing technique that is used mainly for solos and complex riffs in rock and heavy metal songs.
In music, strumming is a way of playing a stringed instrument such as a guitar, ukulele, or mandolin.
Superstrat is a name for an electric guitar design that resembles a Fender Stratocaster but with differences that clearly distinguish it from a standard Stratocaster, usually to cater to a different playing style.
Sweep picking is a guitar playing technique.
Tablature (or tabulature, or tab for short) is a form of musical notation indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches.
is a Japanese guitar manufacturer based in Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan.
Tambour (also called tambor, tamboro or tambora, written in music as tamb.), is a technique in Flamenco guitar and classical guitar that emulates the sound of a heartbeat.
Tapping is a guitar playing technique where a string is fretted and set into vibration as part of a single motion of being pushed onto the fretboard, as opposed to the standard technique being fretted with one hand and picked with the other.
Taylor Guitars is an American guitar manufacturer based in El Cajon, California and is the #1 manufacturer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
There are many varieties of ten-string guitar, including.
The tenor guitar or four-string guitar is a slightly smaller, four-string relative of the steel-string acoustic guitar or electric guitar.
Terz guitar (Terz meaning third) refers to either a small sized classical guitar or to the practice of tuning a standard guitar a minor third higher than standard guitar tuning (as though a capo were on the third fret of the guitar).
A tiple (English pronunciation: /ˈtipəl/ or /tiplē/; Spanish pronunciation: \ˈtē(ˌ)plā\, literally treble or soprano) is a plucked-string chordophone of the guitar family.
Tirando is a method of plucking used in classical guitar and flamenco guitar.
Total Guitar is a monthly magazine based in the United Kingdom.
The truss rod is part of a guitar or other fretted, stringed-instruments that stabilizes the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief), of the neck.
TuxGuitar is a free, open source tablature editor, which includes features such as tablature editing, score editing, and import and export of Guitar Pro gp3, gp4, and gp5 files.
The 12-string guitar is a steel-string guitar with 12 strings in six courses, which produces a richer, more ringing tone than a standard six-string guitar.
Valley Arts Guitar is an American electric guitar manufacturer currently owned and operated by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
A vibrato system on a guitar is a mechanical device used to temporarily change the pitch of the strings.
A vintage guitar is an older guitar usually sought after and maintained by avid collectors or musicians.
Vintage Guitar magazine is a consumer publication that focuses on vintage and classic fretted instruments, amplifiers, effects, and related gear, as well as notable players from all genres and eras.
A wah-wah pedal (or simply wah pedal) is a type of electric guitar effects pedal that alters the tone and frequencies of the guitar signal to create a distinctive sound, mimicking the human voice saying the onomatopoeic name "wah-wah".
Warwick is a Germany-based bass guitar manufacturer company.
Washburn Guitars is an American manufacturer and importer of guitars, mandolins, and other string instruments.
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Young Guitar Magazine is a popular Japanese guitar magazine which is respected by musicians from around the world for its seriousness and dedication to cover only music that is considered "pure" metal and rock 'n roll.
Zon Guitars is a manufacturer of bass guitars founded in 1981 by Joseph Zon.
The 3rd bridge is an extended playing technique used on the electric guitar and other string instruments that allows a musician to produce distinctive timbres and overtones that are unavailable on a conventional string instrument with two bridges (a nut and a bridge).
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