Outline of guitars

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to guitars:

Guitarplucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with either nylon or steel strings. Some modern guitars are made of polycarbonate materials. Guitars are made and repaired by luthiers. There are two primary families of guitars: acoustic and electric.

What type of thing is a guitar?

A guitar can be described as all of the following:

Types and varieties of guitars

Standard guitar variations

Pitch-based variations

Steel guitars

Courses

  • Single course
  • Double course (e.g., 12-string guitar)
  • Triple course (e.g. Tiple Colombiano)
  • Four or more strings per course (e.g. Guitarron Chileno)

Extra strings

Fewer Strings

Misc

Models

6-String Guitars

Acoustic guitar models

Semi-acoustic models

Solid body electric models

Basses

Parts of a guitar

Guitar accessories

Misc

Guitar amplifiers

Guitar effects

(also known as "Stomp Box")

Guitar software

Guitar use

Guitar music

Guitar tunings

See Guitar tunings and List of guitar tunings.

Guitar playing styles

The difference between guitar playing styles and guitar techniques (below) is that a style is a collection of techniques

Guitar technique

Main Category: Category:Guitar performance techniques

Fretting hand technique

Bridge (Right) hand techniques

See also the following from List of musical terminology: sul porticello (plucking/strumming near the bridge), sul tasto (plucking/strumming above the fingerboard)

Strumming
Flat picking (single picking, plectrum picking)
Finger picking (multiple picking)
Percussive techniques

Head (Left) hand techniques

Legato techniques
Harmonic techniques

Extended techniques

History of guitars

Guitar makers

Guitar music

Guitar community

Guitar magazines, web-sites and other media

Guitar festivals

Significant guitarists

Guitar methodologies

Slang and other terms

See also

References

External links