Thursday, October 13, 2005

Electric , Classical , Acoustic - Which Guitar Is Best For You?

By: David Arnold Livingston

No one could really pinpoint the exact year as to when the
guitar was created. The lute, harp and lyre are the three
stringed instruments from which guitars evolved. The features of
guitars vary for each musical period. The guitar is one of the
most popular musical instruments today to bring out soothing
music or to perk up one's energy level. Bands and gigs will not
be complete without guitars. Guitars are also used as a means to
free hidden and unexpressed feelings and emotions or it can as
well be a medium to spend time meaningfully together with loved
ones and peers.

There are various types of guitars that can suit the intended
purpose of the user such as the twelve strings guitars, six
strings, classical guitars and electric guitars. Twelve strings
made up the twelve strings guitar to achieve a rich tone
compared with the standard six string guitars. The courses of
strings are played together though the sound produced are
different from the other. On the bass course are two strings
tuned an octave apart and on the treble courses are the other
pairs of strings that are tuned together. The third string in
the third course can be tuned by using unison strings or the
distinct high-pitched octave guitars strings. The style of
standard six string guitars can allow the user to have easy
contact on the higher frets on the finger board. This type needs
an access on the frets to produce the desired sounds and

Classical guitars of the olden days have cat gut which later on
developed into nylon strings. These types of guitars have a flat
fingerboard and wide neck. Other guitars experts suggest that
classical guitars are the best types for beginners since it has
greater string gauge and lighter string tension but still the
decision is on the buyer since the classic guitar may not suit
their preferences and style. Classic songs and music are best
played using classical guitars.

Electric guitars are made up of different materials and use
various components to produce the needed sound. Alder, Mahogany,
Walnut, Maple and Ash are the commonly used types for the body
of electric guitars. The woods and the construction, the types
of strings, quality of components used, length of cables and the
overall condition of the environment determine the quality of
the sound produced. Electric guitars are used in various forms
and styles of music may it be pop, country, rock and roll, jazz
or blues.

In buying guitars, the user must make sure that the chosen
guitar will match his budget, playing style and skills. An
electric guitar is easier to play compared with an acoustic
guitar. Acoustic guitars can produce audible sounds without
using amplifiers. It makes use of either the nylon or wound
steel rings. There are also acoustic and electric guitars that
can be played with the presence or absence of an amplifier.

Package deals are at times offered for beginners which may
include a guitar together with other options like a tuner, pics,
strap and case. The soundboard of the guitars must be carefully
inspected to determine the type of sound produced. Producers of
good quality guitars are usually the well-known companies in the
industry like Taylor, Gibson, Yamaha, Fender, Ovation, Martin
and Ibanez. There are wide selections of style and design to
choose from to match the buyer's distinctness and uniqueness.

About the author:
David Arnold Livingston is a music lover and enjoys guitars.
Visit: for lots of great information about

1 comment:

Julia Elvarado said...

Suicide Sets Off Explosion of Theories
Reserving Judgment on Miers Doubts on Miers aren't confined to conservatives, a Wall Street ... Student's Suicide Sets Off Explosion Of Theories by Blogs By RYAN CHITTUM and JOE HAGAN Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL October 13, 2005; Page B1 WHEN A JUNIOR at the University of Oklahoma blew himself up 100 yards away from a packed ...
Find out how you can buy & sell anything, like things related to private road construction on interest free credit and pay back whenever you want! Exchange FREE ads on any topic, like private road construction!