A plucked stringed instrument extremely popular today, especially among folk and rock musicians. The guitar has six strings, frets (usually 19), a shape something between pear-shaped and a figure eight, a round sound hole, and usually a flat-backed soundbox. The standard tuning of the strings is E, A, d, g, b, e'.
See also electric guitar.
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SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:
- Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra, I (development)
- W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank --
Disc 1, Track 64
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