What Makes a Guitar? <ul><li>Acoustic guitars work with the six strings torqued tightly over a hollow body. </li></ul><ul><li>Each string has a different thickness indentifying them individually as a certain pitch. </li></ul><ul><li>The sound is produced when the sting is plucked or strummed, causing the sting to reverberate back and forth sending out sound waves. </li></ul><ul><li>The sting does not produce a strong enough sound on its own, so the strings are suspended over a hollow body with a hole in it. This reverberates and amplifies the sound so that it can be heard at a suitable level. </li></ul>
Head Neck The head is located at the tip of the neck of the guitar and is used to tune each string. The order from lowest string to highest is low e, a, d, g, b, high e. The sting is rapped to this hitch and then cranked tight by its corresponding knob. The neck branches off the edge of the body of the guitar. The string are suspended parallel above the neck. Tangent metal lines are placed in so that when one presses on the string it will ring a certain note. These metal lines are called frets. The higher the fret the higher the sound.
Body Strings The body is a large hollow wooden structure that amplifies the sound by focusing the vibration into the body (which is done with the hole that is cut up right beneath the strings. This is called the sound hole) so that it can reverberate and be spat back out. A bridge is put in place at the opposite end of the neck for the strings to be attached to at a non-tunable function. The strings are a very valued portion of the guitar. There are two main types of strings; nylon and steal. Steal string are fine threads of steal that are woven around each other. The steal sting has a very sharp and long lasting sound. Nylon stings is a solid string of plastic or nylon with no weaving involved. The nylon sting has a very soft and mellow tone that does not sustain its sound for very long