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Guitars

Steel String Guitars

Folk & Jazz Guitars

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Classical Nylon String Guitars

Many Types And Sizes

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Resonator & Slide Guitars

Guitars with resonators & slide guitars.

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Travel & Folding Guitars

Guitars made for traveling.

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Lutes & Lute Guitars

Historical lutes and guitars in lute form.

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Historical Guitar Reproductions

Historical Guitars

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Antique & Vintage Guitars

Oldies but goodies.

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Children's Guitars

Great for budding young musicians.

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Bass Guitars

Medieval to Renaissance

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Guitarrone

Mexican Bass Guitars

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Bajo Sexto

Mexican Bass 12 String Guitars

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Latin American Guitars

Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil And More

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Guitar Banjos

6 String Banjos

Tenor Guitars

4 String Tenor Guitars

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Guitar Accessories

Slides, capos, tuners and more.

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Guitar For Gypsy Jazz

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About Guitars

A guitar is a popular musical instrument that makes sound by the playing of its (typically) six strings with the sound being projected either acoustically or through electrical amplification (for an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, respectively). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the right hand while fretting the strings with the left hand. The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, the vihuela, the four-course Renaissance guitar, and the five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument.

There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar (nylon-string guitar), the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar. The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the vibration of the strings, which is amplified by the body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber. The classical guitar is often played as a solo instrument using a comprehensive fingerpicking technique.