Acoustic Guitar Pictures

Acoustic Guitar Picture Tutorial

Learn about a few of the most common models in this acoustic guitar pictures slideshow. There are many versions of the acoustic guitar, and each design serves a specific purpose to alter the instrument's sound and playability.

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Standard Acoustic Guitar

The standard acoustic guitar pictured here is a 6-string instrument equipped with steel strings. When the strings are plucked, the instrument naturally amplifies the vibrations with the aid of the sound board and hollow body of the guitar.

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Parlor Guitar

The less common parlor guitar is a bit smaller than a standard acoustic model and predates recorded sound. It's designed to produce even volume throughout all the frequencies from bass through treble.

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Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

The dreadnought, aka "western", guitar is larger than a standard acoustic. It's body produces a louder, fuller sound with more bass.

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Jumbo Acoustic Guitar

The jumbo is similar to the dreadnought, and produces a powerful sound, especially in the bass range. The missing portion of the upper body, aka the cut-away, allows guitarists to reach the higher frets with greater ease.

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12-String Acoustic Guitar

The 12 strings of this guitar work in pairs to produce a rich, augmented sound. The first two pairs are tuned to the exact same note. The strings of the remaining pairs are each set to a particular note, but exactly one octave apart.

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Classical Guitar

The classical guitar is equipped with nylon strings and has a wider, flatter fretboard than the standard acoustic. This type of guitar is mainly used to play classical music that involves a lot of intricate finger-picking.

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Acoustic-Electric Guitar

A hybrid, an acoustic-electric guitar offers the option to play plugged into an amplifier or strictly as an acoustic instrument. The Ovation pictured has a rounded back and sides made from a synthetic composite material that produces greater sound augmentation than a standard acoustic guitar.

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Dobro Resonator Guitar

A resonator guitar, typically used in blues and bluegrass musical genres, employs one or more metal cones to produce greater sound than a standard acoustic guitar's sound board.

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Acoustic Guitar Pictures