There are many different types of acoustic guitars that have distinct sounds. Some of the popular types are 6-String, 12-String, Left Handed, Travel and Classical. Depending on the sound you are trying to achieve, you can definitely find a match.
6-String Acoustic Guitars
6-String Acoustic Guitars are the most common type of guitar that has six strings and the strings are tuned to E, A, D, G, B, E.
To see all the basic acoustic guitar parts of a 6-String Acoustic click here.
- Great Divide
- Jasmine by Takamine
- The Loar
12-String Acoustic Guitars
A 12-String Acoustic Guitar (like the name says) is a type of guitar that has simply has twelve strings. Like the standard 6-string it has the same string tunings except for each string is another string that is tuned an octave higher.
The stringing is set up so that you play these two strings in unison to give the guitar a more richer sound. A lot of 12-string players will experiment with removing some of the strings to get different unique sounds.
Popular 12-string Brands
Left Handed Acoustic Guitars
Left handed acoustic guitars are exactly like a standard 6-string guitar except they are specifically designed for left handed players.
Popular Left Handed Brands
Travel & Small Acoustic Guitars
A travel acoustic guitar is a type of guitar that is designed to be more portable than a standard 6-string. They are usually a lot smaller and the bulk of wood on the body is reduced to make it easier to take anywhere. In addition, these smaller guitars are also a good starting point for students.
Popular Travel Brands
- Voyage-Air Guitar
A classical guitar is another type of guitar that has nylon strings instead of steel strings. The nylon strings give it a different sound than a regular 6-string. In addition, most classical guitarist pluck the strings using their fingernails instead of using a pick. A well trained classical guitar player will have great coordination and plucking style that will let them play complex songs and solos.