Plucked String Instruments: Electric Guitar (Part 2)

While the sound of the acoustic guitar depends on the vibration of its body and the air surrounding it, the sound of the electric guitar depends largely on the signal transmitted from the pickups. A variety of effect devices or circuits can further change and process...

Plucked String Instruments: Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar is an instrument of the plucked string instruments family. It differentiates from its close relative, the classical guitar, by the use of steel strings, among other characteristics. Back in the 19th century C. F. Martin and Co. emerged as a leading...

Plucked String Instruments: Bass Guitar (Part 2)

Amplification is an important aspect when it comes to bass guitar. This instrument requires an amplifier for the frequencies of the vibrating strings detected by the pick-up. The amplifier takes these signals and converts them into louder and sometimes distorted...

Plucked String Instruments: Resonator Guitar

A resonator guitar is an acoustic guitar that produces sound by transmitting string vibrations across the bridge to one or more spinning metal cones, or resonators. This creates a unique ear-tingling sound. From design, they play quieter than standard acoustic...