Types of Acoustic Guitar

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The shape of the O-type and OM-type guitars is very close to that of the Auditorium type guitar. There are only a few subtle differences, that is, the difference between the upper and lower parts of the guitar waist is not as large as the Auditorium type, and the tone is similar to the Auditorium type. But compared to the perfect balance with the A type, OM’s high frequency performance is more prominent, and all OM type guitars are very suitable for fingerstyle. The famous fingerstyle guitar master Tommy likes to play with the OM type guitar.

Types of acoustic guitar
Types of acoustic guitar

Type A is the Auditorium type. Compared with the Dreadnought type guitar, this type of guitar has a slightly smaller figure, and the waist is more perfect than the Dreadnought type curve, and the sound is slightly smaller. This model is not as good as Dreadnought in terms of resonance, but its tone characteristics are balanced and soft, which is very suitable for guitar playing and is also very suitable for finger players. The guitars of the American TAYLOR brand are generally A-type designs.

Types of acoustic guitar

Type D is the Dreadnought type (Dreadnought is generally translated as “Dreadnought Ship”, originally referred to as a large warship with a tonnage larger than other ships during World War I), and is the most common type of acoustic guitar now. It was the shape of a guitar developed by Martin in the United States in 1920 to adapt to the accompaniment of acoustic guitar as a accompaniment. Because of its popularity, it has become the standard shape of a general steel string guitar. In general, we refer to it as a D-type guitar, also known as “the acoustic guitar.” This guitar body is relatively large, from the length of the head to the total length of the guitar is 41 inches, which is known as the 41-inch guitar. Due to the large volume produced by its huge body and the thick bass, the resonance effect is also excellent, and the sound has a very wide feeling, making Dreadnought very suitable for use as an accompaniment. It also makes it the most popular folk guitar style today.

Types of acoustic guitar

J type is Jumbo

(Jumbo was originally the name of an elephant in the London Zoo in his early years;
Later it was introduced as “huge”. For example, the 747 airliner is called Jumbo Jet).
This gives it a very good resonance (echo), the sound is well guaranteed, and the slim waist design gives him some of the sound characteristics of the “Auditorium” guitar.
Therefore, the style of this guitar is still relatively wide. The most famous Jumbo acoustic guitar is the Gibson J-200. Has been adopted by many famous artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, etc., as an accompaniment instrument.

Types of acoustic guitar
Types of acoustic guitar

Concert type

This type of guitar is smaller and more waist-like than the Auditorium, and is closer to the size of a classical guitar. Its tone characteristics are very similar to “Auditorium” and OM, and the tone is balanced and delicate. So there is not much introduction.

Types of acoustic guitar

After a few years, you play a favorite song. In a quiet evening, you will find that playing guitar is really a happy and happy thing.

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