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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acoustic guitar

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Google previewGospel Guitar Encyclopedia (2015)


Acoustic Guitar Photo Chords by William Bay Difficulty Page Count Format Beginning 96 Book Chords shown in photo and diagram form. 15 Major chord categories shown in all keys. Includes chords used in contemporary acoustic guitar ...

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.


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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Solo Acoustic Guitar Vol. 2 (Parachute 1976), Improvised Music For Acoustic Piano And Guitar (MGE 1977), Volume Three: Guitar Trios (Parachute ...

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 previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

String Guitars ACOUSTIC GUITAR Fret Machine head Headstock B string Hollow body THE GUITAR IS A PLUCKED stringed instrument (see pp. 510-511). There are two types of guitar— acoustic and electric. Acoustic guitars have hollow ...

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 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 ...

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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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