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The guitar is a string instrument of the chordophone family constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings.

There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the Classical Guitar (nylon-string guitar), the Steel-String Acoustic Guitar and theElectric Guitar.


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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 finger-picking technique.


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The electric guitar was introduced in the 1930s, relying on an amplifier that can electronically manipulate tone. Early amplified guitars employed a hollow body, but a solid body was found more suitable.


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Electric guitars have had a continuing profound influence on popular culture. Guitars are recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, jazz, mariachi, metal, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop.



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