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Outline of guitars

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Outline of guitars

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? 1
  • Types and varieties of guitars 2
    • Standard guitar variations 2.1
    • Pitch-based variations 2.2
    • Steel guitars 2.3
    • Courses 2.4
    • Extra strings 2.5
    • Fewer Strings 2.6
    • Misc 2.7
  • Models 3
    • 6-String Guitars 3.1
      • Acoustic guitar models 3.1.1
      • Semi-acoustic models 3.1.2
      • Solid body electric models 3.1.3
    • Basses 3.2
  • Parts of a guitar 4
  • Guitar accessories 5
    • Misc 5.1
    • Guitar amplifiers 5.2
    • Guitar effects 5.3
    • Guitar software 5.4
  • Guitar use 6
    • Guitar music 6.1
    • Guitar tunings 6.2
    • Guitar playing styles 6.3

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


  • 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



6-String Guitars

Acoustic guitar models

Semi-acoustic models

Solid body electric models


Parts of a guitar

Guitar accessories


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

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