Acoustic Steel-String Guitars

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When were acoustic guitars born?

An instrument similar to the modern guitar already existed in the Middle Ages, and derives from the ancient four-stringed lute. The reproduction of the sound was based on the same concept: the strings, "pinched" with the fingers, produced a vibration, which propagated in the sound box. The ancestor of classical and acoustic guitars is the baroque guitar, composed of six strings and used from the 16th to the 18th century in Europe. The genres combined with the instrument were baroque, gallant and classical music. This instrument has never really fallen into disuse: today classical music lovers can find on the market admirable examples that replicate the style of the past, with the unmistakable thin and slender body, five orders of strings to produce the sound and a hole decorated in inlaid wood, parchment, mother-of-pearl or other valuable materials. The modern guitar was born around the middle of the 800 thanks to the efforts of Antonio de Torres Jurado, who gave the instrument the form that has maintained up to the present day, with a wider soundboard, the elongated handle and the jumper positioned where the case widens to form a loop. In the twenties of the twentieth century, the laboratory founded in 1833 in New York by the violin maker Christian Frederik Martin began to build the first acoustic guitars with steel strings, perfect for the musical genres that were emerging in those years. The violinmaking Martin studied and made some modifications to the instrument, to adapt it to the new metal strings, giving the guitar an even larger harmonic case, reinforced with the internal X-shaped skeleton that still characterizes the acoustic guitars.


Play different kinds of music with acoustic guitar

The guitars are not all the same and do not marry in the same way with all the musical genres. While the electric guitar differs from the others by the power of the amplifier, the classical and the acoustic are identical to a neophyte of the instrument. So what is the difference between the two? The first is often recommended for absolute beginners, especially because of the nylon ropes, more tactile to the touch; the second allows you to play multiple musical genres, including blues, country and rock, thanks to the metal strings and other features, such as the wider sound box. While the classical guitar is played with the fingers, for the acoustics the plectrum is used which, by making the iron strings vibrate, generates the warm, round and deep sound typical of this instrument.


How to choose an acoustic guitar?

- Make sure that the handle is comfortable so that you can easily reach with your fingers the ropes and keys that allow you to fix the chords

- As for prices, acoustic guitars are not all the same, but are distinguished by the materials used, the finishings and the care of design

- Check that there are no cracks or cracks, especially near the hole: even small "scrapers" in the wood can make the tool more fragile to stress

- Consider the possibility of buying a 12-string guitar instead of the more common 6-string guitar: the first offers a richer and more articulate sound

- Evaluate the quality of the instrument by examining the finishings with a careful eye
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