he instrument normally has 6 strings but 4 to 18 stringed guitars are also prevalent. In Jazz, Flamenco Blues and in various types of Pop, guitar plays a premier role. It can also be used as a solo instrument.
Guitar has been basically categorized under two types – the Acoustic and Electric. In the former type, the music is played on the strings and the tune is emitted both by the vibration of the strings and the hollow body of the instrument. Traditional guitars are usually constructed of a variety of wood, including spruce and cedar with nylon and steel strings. Tone of the music is dependent on the wood strength that has the ability to transmit energy from strings to the air. Sound is also dependent on the general characteristics of the guitar`s body and its resonant cavity.
In Electric guitar, the music is dependent on the amplifier which produces an electronically manipulated tone. This type of electric guitar came into vogue in the 1930s and it still has a predominant influence on Pop music which is extremely popular.
There are a variety of Guitar brands but the most popular ones are Dean, Paul Reed Smith, Gibson, Jackson and many such. It is believed that guitar as a musical instrument originated in Central Asia and India while in the European countries this f