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The Guitar
Most people, when they think of a guitar, think of one of three types of guitar: a six-string steel-string flattop acoustic, a six-string nylon-string ‘Classical’ acoustic or solid-bodied electric guitar. In fact there are many more different kinds of guitar. This one is an arch-top semi-acoustic jazz guitar - it can be played acoustically or through an amp.
Solid-bodied electric guitars must be played through an amplifier, as they are virtually inaudible otherwise.
Bass guitars traditionally have four strings and are tuned an octave lower than the four low strings on a standard guitar. Bass guitars have longer necks to accommodate a longer scale length or open string length to produce deeper notes.

(click on the magnifying glasses on the left for a description of the different parts)