What is guitar?

  • (noun): A stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking.


The guitar is a string instrument of the chordophone family constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, vihuela, four-course renaissance guitar and five-course baroque guitar; all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument.

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Some articles on guitar:

Vs. (Pearl Jam album) - Personnel
... Abbruzzese – drums Jeff Ament – bass guitar Stone Gossard – rhythm guitar Mike McCready – lead guitar Eddie Vedder – vocals, rhythm guitar on Rearviewmirror and Elderly ...
Guitar Accessories - Plectrum
... Main article Guitar pick A "guitar pick" or "plectrum" is a small piece of hard material generally held between the thumb and first finger of the picking hand and is used to "pick" the strings ... and fleshy fingertips, the pick is most often used for electric and steel-string acoustic guitars ... The distinctive guitar sound of Billy Gibbons is attributed to using a quarter or peso as a pick ...
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C - Personnel
... Kärtsy Hatakka – bass guitar, vocals (Waltari) Jariot Lehtinen – guitar (Waltari) Sami Yli-Sirniö – additional guitars (Waltari) Roope Latvala – guitar (Waltari) Janne Parviainen – drums (Wa ...
Junior Brown
... Brown's signature instrument is the "guit-steel" double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar ...
Physical Graffiti - Personnel
... Led Zeppelin John Bonham – drums, percussion John Paul Jones – bass guitar, organ, acoustic and electric piano, Mellotron, guitar, mandolin, VCS3 synthesiser, clavinet ...

Famous quotes containing the word guitar:

    Swiftly in the nights,
    In the porches of Key West,
    Behind the bougainvilleas
    After the guitar is asleep,
    Lasciviously as the wind,
    You come tormenting.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)