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Guitar: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Guitar instruments family is included along with photos when available. This list is made up of many different items, including Chitarra Italiana and Semi-acoustic guitar. (25 items)

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Acoustic bass guitar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Acoustic bass guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument The acoustic bass guitar is a bass instrument with a hollow wooden body similar to, though usually somewhat larger than a steel-string acoustic guitar. Like the traditional electric bass guitar ...more

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Acoustic guitar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Acoustic guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument An acoustic guitar is a guitar that uses only acoustic means to transmit the strings' vibrational energy to the air in order to make a sound. Acoustic means not electric or using electric ...more

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Baroque guitar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Baroque guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument The Baroque guitar is a string instrument with five courses of gut strings and moveable gut frets. The first course was often a single string.

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Bass guitar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Bass guitar Guitar, Bass The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a ...more

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Cavaquinho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Cavaquinho Guitar, Plucked string instrument The cavaquinho is a small string instrument of the European guitar family with four wire or gut strings. A cavaquinho player is called a cavaquista. The most common tuning is D-G-B-D; other ...more

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Chitarra Italiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Chitarra Italiana Guitar Chitarra Italiana is a lute-shaped plucked instrument with 4 or 5 single strings, in a tuning similar to that of the guitar. It was common in Italy during the Renaissance Era. According to ...more

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Cittern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Cittern Guitar, Plucked string instrument The cittern or cithren is a stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance. Modern scholars debate its exact history, but it is generally accepted that it is descended from the Medieval citole, ...more

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Classical guitar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Classical guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument The classical guitar is the member of the guitar family used in classical music. It is an acoustical wooden guitar with six classical guitar strings as opposed to the metal strings used in ...more

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Contrabass guitar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Contrabass guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument A contrabass guitar is a low-register plucked string instrument in the guitar family with five or six strings. It is often called, simply, a six string bass guitar. The five string bass guitar ...more

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Eight string guitar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Eight string guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument An eight-string guitar is a guitar with two more strings than the usual six, or one more than the Russian guitar's seven. Eight-string guitars are less common than six and seven string guitars, ...more

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Electric guitar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Electric guitar Guitar An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses. The most common guitar pickup uses the principle of direct electromagnetic ...more

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Electric sitar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Electric sitar Guitar An electric sitar is a kind of electric guitar designed to mimic the sound of the traditional Indian instrument, the sitar. Depending on the manufacturer and model, these instruments bear ...more

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Fender Stratocaster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Electric guitar The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares. The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has ...more

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Fretless guitar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Fretless guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument A fretless guitar is a guitar without frets, such that fingering its strings at particular positions on the string is done by pressing the string against its fingerboard. A "fretboard" ...more

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Harp guitar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Harp guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument The harp guitar is a guitar-based stringed instrument with a history of well over two centuries. While there are several unrelated historical stringed instruments that have been referred to as ...more

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Jazz guitar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Jazz guitar Guitar The term jazz guitar may refer to either a type of guitar or to the variety of guitar playing styles used in the various genres which are commonly termed "jazz". The jazz-type guitar ...more

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Lap steel guitar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Lap steel guitar Guitar The lap steel guitar is a type of steel guitar, an instrument derived from and similar to the guitar. The player changes pitch by pressing a metal or glass bar against the strings instead of by ...more

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Portuguese guitar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Portuguese guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument The Portuguese guitar or Portuguese guitarra is a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses comprising two strings each. It is one of the few musical instruments ...more

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Resonator guitar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Resonator guitar Guitar A resonator guitar or resophonic guitar is an acoustic guitar whose sound is produced by one or more spun metal cones instead of the wooden sound board. Resonator guitars were originally ...more

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Russian guitar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Russian guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument The Russian guitar is an acoustic seven-string guitar that was developed in Russia toward the end of the 18th century: it shares most of its organological features with the Spanish guitar. It is ...more

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Semi-acoustic guitar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Semi-acoustic guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument A semi-acoustic guitar or hollow-body electric is a type of electric guitar that originates from the 1930s. It has both a sound box and one or more electric pickups. This is not the same as an ...more

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Seven-string guitar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Seven-string guitar Guitar The seven-string guitar adds one additional string, commonly used to extend the bass range but it can also be used to extend the treble range of the 6 string guitar. The additional string is ...more

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Spanish Guitar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Spanish Guitar Guitar, Plucked string instrument

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Steel-string acoustic guitar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar, Classical guitar The steel-string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar that descends from the classical guitar, but is strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. It is often referred to simply ...more

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Viola caipira is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Guitar - Instruments in This Family
Viola caipira Guitar, Plucked string instrument The viola caipira is a ten-string, five-course guitar. Unlike most steel-string guitars, its strings are plucked with the fingers of the right hand similarly to the technique used for classical ...more