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Definition of the noun acoustic guitar

What does acoustic guitar mean as a name of something?


  1. sound is not amplified by electrical means
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: guitar = a stringed instrument usually having six strings

Alternative definition of the noun acoustic guitar


  1. A hollow-body guitar of the older variety, in contradistinction to an electric guitar.


  1. Acoustic guitar: An acoustic guitar is a guitar that uses only acoustic means to transmit the strings' vibrational energy to the air in order to make a sound. Acoustic means not electric or using electric impulses. The sound waves of an acoustic guitar are directed through the body of the guitar creating a sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings.
    • also known as Guitarra acústica
  2. "Acoustic Guitar" was Preston Reed's first release on Sky Records. It subsequently went out-of-print.
    • released in (36 years ago)
  3. "Acoustic Guitar" is a composition.


acoustic guitar is a monthly magazine published in the United States since July/August 1990 by String Letter Publishing. The magazine offers information related to acoustic guitars for players of all levels from beginners to teachers. Each issue includes a half dozen or so songs with notation and tablature, lessons, product reviews and interviews of prominent acoustic musicians. The magazine boasts a readership of approximately 64,000 and is widely available throughout North America.

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Google previewGuitar Encyclopedia (2014)

by Brian Tarquin

The first step, whether it's an acoustic guitar, a nylon string classical guitar, a solid body guitar or an arched top jazz guitar, is to obtain all of the wood. This includes the wood for the neck, fretboard and body. For acoustic guitars you need ...

Google previewThe Ringo Starr Encyclopedia (2012)

by Bill Harry

The musicians on the package were: Adam Ray, background vocals; Barbara Starkey, background vocals; Charlie Haden, upright bass; Christina Rumbley, background vocals; Cliff Downs, acoustic guitar; Dan Higgins, clarinet, flute, sax; Dave ...

Google previewGuitar Technique Encyclopedia

The Ultimate Guide to Guitar Playing by Alfred Music

A high quality steel string acoustic guitar with fresh strings generally produces the best and most pleasing array of natural harmonics. To get the most out of any guitar in terms of harmonics, it's important to use proper right-hand technique.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Multimedia 1999 (2014)

Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen

Organ Accordian Harmonica Tango Accordian Acoustic Guitar (nylon) Acoustic Guitar (steel) Electric Guitar (jazz) Electric Guitar (clean) Electric Guitar (muted) Overdriven Guitar Distortion Guitar Guitar Harmonics Acoustic Bass Electric Bass ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

Lineup: Al Gain, acoustic/steel guitar; Carman Moerike, acoustic/electric guitar; Graham Shaw, acoustic guitar; Jim Flett, acoustic guitar; Bill Merritt, Tim Kreiser, bass; Graham Shaw, Victor Davies, piano; Sonny Cape, Reg Kellin, drums; Lea ...


by MarcAnthony Mantis Kozuh

Acoustic guitar" or "acoustic version”: Instruments that do not require a powersource tobe playedand properly heardorthat is not electronically modified { such as a nonelectric guitar, drums, or wind instrument}. A recording arrangement that is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions (2003)

by David John Cole, Eve Browning, Fred E. H. Schroeder

The amplified acoustic guitar had evolved into an electronic instrument built around steel string oscillators. Other electronic instruments with at least partly mechanical oscillators were introduced during this period. The best known is probably ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

The acoustic guitar is a quiet instrument, and when used in the orchestra or as a solo instrument, it requires amplification. (Fr. guitare, Ger. Gitarre, It. chitarra, Sp. guitarra.) Guitar range as it sounds. Courtesy Andrew Martin Smith. Guitar range ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music (2004)

by Paul Kingsbury

Accompanying himself with a driving finger-picked acoustic guitar, Murphy sang delightfully off-center songs about spirituality, morality, old age, current crazes, and extremely overweight or underweight girlfriends. While growing up near ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

The flattop, steel string, dreadnought, acoustic guitar, although initially relegated to an accompaniment function with only an occasional bass run, also benefited from the innovations of Don Reno, Doc Watson, Clarence White, Norman Blake, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Blues-2nd (p) (1992)

secondary blues musicians who played the following instruments: • fingerpicking guitar:- Most often traditional or rural bluesmen practiced the technique played with two, three, or four fingers of the right hand, generally on the acoustic guitar.

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I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints. (Mark Knopfler)
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