Guitar is a string instrument which is played by strumming the strings to produce melodious sound. Right hand is used for strumming or plucking the strings and left hand is used for fretting the strings.
A Guitarist use fingers or a plectrum to play the guitar. The main parts of a guitar are main body, fretted fingerboard, headstock and six to twelve strings. Guitars are usually made from wood or plastic and strings are made of steel or nylon.
There are many different types of guitars depend on how they are made and the type of music they are used for. All traditional types of guitar have a hollow body. This makes the sound of the strings louder. This type of guitar is called “acoustic guitar”.
If we compared an electric guitar to an acoustic guitar, there are several important common things. Both acoustic and electric guitars have six strings, they both tune those strings with tuning pegs and they both have frets on a long neck. Down at the body end is where the major differences are found.
Electric guitars have solid bodies, magnetic pickups and several knobs instead of the hollow resonating cavity found in an acoustic guitar. If you pluck a string on an electric guitar that is not plugged in, the sound is barely audible. Without a soundboard and a hollow body, there is nothing to amplify the string’s vibrations.