A guitar is a musical instrument played with the fingers or a pick. It consist of two parts, the neck from which the strings originate and the body on which the strings end.

There are two main categories of guitars, The acoustic and the electric guitar

Acoustic Guitar. This is unique in that the sound of the guitar strings are produced from their vibrations from which the sound is then amplified by help of the boxlike or hollow body. This is the earliest form the instrument and today, the sound could further more be amplified through electric loud speakers.

These guitars are again divided into 3 subcategories. The nylon skin or classical guitar, the steel string, and the archtop guitar. Classical guitars usually are made up of six strings from which all the parts parts of music can be selected. On the other hand an extended range classical guitar may contain up to 12 strings.

The electric guitar: As the name implies, the electric guitar relies on an amplifier to amplify the vibrations of the guitar strings to be well appreciated by the ears. This technology as recent as the 1930 and has taken a great toll on modern music. This guitars depending on which may of may not have hollow bodies and will produce very little or no sound without the help of an amplifier.

The guitar is one of the most fundamental and most convenient musical instrument. It is light and easy to carry along where ever we go compared to drums and pianos. There are several types created to meet the needs of both the reach and the poor. Both left handed guitars and right handed are made to suit left and right handed people respectively. Basic knowledge on how to play a guitar is sufficient to entertain people.

My recommendation to those who want to make a carrier in music is to start by learning how to play the guitar. Playing the instrument is the source through much most artist formulate their songs before a complete piece is out.

Source by Karlhans Che