renaissance and baroque guitars

These guitars are very delicate and produce a much quieter sound than a classical guitar. With the renaissance design being rather plain, unlike its more ornate relative the baroque guitar. Strings are paired together on these guitars, much like a twelve string guitar, with the number of pair groups on this type of guitar being either four or five.

classical guitars

These guitars are usually played while sitting down and have nylon strings. Related guitars are the flamemco guitars and the tiny requinto and the oversized guitarron.

portuguese guitars

A twelve string guitar used in traditional portuguese folk music, the design combines features seen in both the medieval citar and the Arabic lute.

western guitars

Similar to a classical guitar its body is much larger and steel strings are used. It produces a much louder sound and is often called a 'Dreadnought' guitar

resonator or dobro guitars (2)

Similar to a western guitar, it uses a metal resonator to amplify the sound created by the strings instead of the more traditional sound hole.

12 string guitar (1)

These guitars have twelve strings ordered in six pairs. These guitars are usually steel-strung and come in both acoustic and electric variations

russian guitars

These tradional Russian acoustic guitars have seven strings.

acoustic bass guitar

These are just steel-strung acoustic versions of the traditional tuning found on electric bass guitars.

tenor guitars

This type of guitar has four strings and is usually tuned similarly to a tenor banjo or chello.