The guitar is a fretted, stringed musical instrument. Guitars are used in a wide variety of musical styles, and are also widely known as a solo classical instrument. They are most recognized in popular culture as the primary instrument in blues and rock music. The guitar usually has six strings but 12 string instruments are also found, these are used mostly in classical and folk music.
Guitar strings are strung parallel to the neck, whose surface is covered by the fingerboard (fretboard). By depressing a string against the fingerboard, the effective length of the string can be altered, which in turn changes the frequency at which the string will vibrate when plucked. Guitarists typically use one hand to pluck the strings and the other to depress the strings against the fingerboard. The hand with which one strums or plucks the strings determines handedness (left or right). The strings may be plucked using either fingers or a plectrum ([[is achieved either mechanically or electronically, forming two main categories of guitar: acoustic (mechanical amplification) and electric (electronic amplification).
Guitars are made and repaired by people called luthiers.
An electric guitar is a type of guitar that utilizes electronic pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current. The signal may be electrically altered to achieve various tonal effects prior to being fed into an amplifier, which produces the final sound which can be either an electrical sound or an acoustic sound. Distortion pedals can change the sound that is emitted from the amplifier.
The electric guitar is used extensively in many popular styles of music, including punk rock, heavy metal, blues, rock and roll, country music, pop music, jazz, rap and even contemporary classical music. Its distinctive sound and intimate association with many legendary internationally-famous musicians has made it the signature instrument of late twentieth-century music.
Specialised steel guitars, although they are also electric instruments descended from the guitar, are normally not considered electric guitars but rather as a separate instrument. This distinction has important consequences on claims of priority in the history of the electric guitar.
Extensive range of pipe organs built by Allen.
A wholly owned British company established in 1969 to handle the sales, service and hire of Allen Organs in the U.K., with, over 3500 instruments installed in churches, schools, crematoria, concert halls, and private homes.
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Bagpipe retailer in Leith, Scotland, whichbegan in1981 with the setting up of the "International Piper" magazine with the late Captain John A MacLellan, former director of the Army School of Bagpipe Music at Edinburgh Castle.
Lorn House, Links Gardens Lane, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7JQ
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BARNES & MULLINS Suppliers of guitars, PA's, effects, saxes and more.
BONNERS A range of musical instruments for sale at Bonners Music instrument shops in Brighton and Eastbourne.
BOOSEY & HAWKES Publishers, online catalogue of instruments, music books CD's.
Insurance from Cornhill for musical instruments.
Cornhill Musical Insurance is one of the UK's leading specialist musical
instrument insurers. Pioneered cover for the music industry over 40 years
ago, under the British Reserve Insurance Company and continue to offer
flexible cost effective policies.
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Probably the oldest prestige piano companies in the world. Holds the Royal Warrant as manufacturer of pianos to Queen Elizabeth II.
Organ builders with a base in Northamptonshire. Founded in 1960, Copeman Hart enjoy an international reputation for producing not only the most pipelike sounds but the most comfortable, authentic consoles.
HART & COMPANY LIMITED Finedon Road, IRTHLINGBOROUGH,
Northamptonshire, ENGLAND, NN9 5TZ
Oxford based specialists in restoration and retail of traditional pianos, particularly the better-known makes/models built between the 1890s and 1940s.
Village is one of the UK's most comprehensive studio equipment, pro-audio
and computer music website. Digital Village have dedicated teams of
experts that will help you choose the right equipment for all your music
technology needs. For telephone mail-order, expert advice, price-beating
enquiries and the best package deals on your studio equipment, please
contact your nearest DV branch. Whether you choose to purchase
on-line, in-store or via telephone mail-order, contact Digital Village –
a supplier of professional recording equipment for over 25 years.
DOLPHIN MUSIC Next day delivery on all orders.
eBay is the world's largest online marketplace with over 10 million items for sale and 42 million registered users, eBay is the place to find the things you want or sell the items you have. Simply follow the instructions to register.
FENDER (UK) Fender guitars and amplification UK dealers and prices.
GUITAR SUPERSTORE Great site for guitars and everything guitar related.
GUITARIST MAGAZINE Well known magazine for guitarists.
Guitar lessons on DVD, CD and video helping guitarists improve including beginners, intermediates and advanced players. Based in Hampshire. Tel: 0800 781 0414.
piano parts company, with an online catalogue, has been supplying piano
tuners, manufacturers, technicians, schools, colleges and universities all
round the world for over 120 years.
Protect your musical instruments against theft, damage and accidental loss. Policies can also provide new for old cover, hiring of replacement equipment, personal accident protection and public liability cover.
In 1935 Jaques Samuel began what was to become London’s largest independent piano house. 142 Edgware Road, Marble Arch, London, W2 2DZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7723 8818 Fax: +44 (0)20 7224 8692
Concert piano technician also offering piano accessories, transportation and hire service.
Violin dealers, makers, repairers and restorers based in London.
Amusing online journey around this excellent London guitar shop.
MACHINE HEAD Stockists of extensive range of guitars, amps, and accessories.
The world famous Marshall Amplification Plc began in 1962 in London England where Jim Marshall had a music shop and taught the drums.Denbigh Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1DQ
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Online advert site for musicians, instrument manufacturers and traders. Our categories cover all musical instruments and accessories
New & second-hand musical instruments, mail order music shop with a personal touch, advertise concerts, instruments & services FREE, concerts, repairers, teachers, GCSE Help Page, music links, joke page.
This site has a fantastic selection of sheet music, books about music, tutor methods and music accessories - covering a wide variety of instruments and genres.
MUSICAL WAREHOUSE Australian musical instruments.
MUSICIANS SHOP Discounted instruments and accessories with online facility.
NUSYSTEMS is an on-line store and mail order company for all your computer music and pro audio requirements. NUSYSTEMS build their own brand of Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) and Notebooks specifically for music production and recording.
Omega Music (UK) Ltd. has nearly 20 years' experience of operating a successful mail-order business. Noted for our integrity, we are one of the most respected music businesses in the north of England. Our Education Department supplies instruments and accessories to thousands of schools, colleges and universities nationwide. Our long-established retail store is the natural centre for music-making in our area and has on display one of the largest selections of musical instruments and accessories in the region.
A leading maker, restorers and dealers of antique pianos: grand, square, upright and fortepianos, based in Kent.
PETER SMITH & SONS Guidance/ advice offered on new and second hand pianos.
Offers 4,000 products online, at competitive prices, for musicians of all types.
Harps, harp music, clarsach, pedal harps and concert harps. Founded in 1980 by a group of craftsmen, all experienced in harp making. Workshops are a converted coach house beside a large Victorian family home set in the Surrey countryside.
01342 893242 Fax. 01342 892646
PREMIER PERCUSSION Information on percussion products, Leicestershire.
Guitar effects consoles, with fascinating history attached - Roger has worked with many of the true greats.
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SAXOPHONES.CO.UK Sales and rentals of saxophones, flutes and clarinets.
SOUND TECHNOLOGY PLC Guitars, basses, sound software and more.
STATUS GRAPHITE Hand-crafted graphite basses and guitars.
STRINGS DIRECT Order strings online; accessories cables, useful tutorial.
Suppliers of classical guitars and associated recorded music.
THE CONTRABASS SHOPPE Dealers in orchestral stringed instruments.
Manufacturers and suppliers of hardware and software for the church
based in Cheshire.
times a year, the Totnes School of Guitarmaking runs a 12-week course for
up to seven people. Each of them has chosen what kind
of guitar they want to make, and leaves at the end with the finished
Think Music is a comprehensive direct musical instruments and equipment retailer. We have over 3000 product lines for you to browse and buy.
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Organ builders and installers in Northern Ireland, started in the garage adjoining the home of Christopher Gordon-Wells in 1966 then expanded into an old schoolhouse at Stoneyford north-west of Lisburn. Present Gregg Street workshop, was purchased in 1971 and has been steadily adapted and adjoining properties acquired for larger voicing shop and pipe store.
Gregg Street, Lisburn, BT27 5AW, Northern Ireland
Online store for PA, guitars, drums, pianos and more.
of Music Limited, 20 Denmark Street, London WC1
Builders of pipeless organs based in Surrey.
Wyvern Organ Buiders Ltd, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8AQ. U.K.
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The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars.
you have a comment or question about anything related to Gibson Musical
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We'll do our best to respond within 24 hours. You can reach the GMI
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Online suppliers of a variety of equipment for guitarists.
For 150 years Steinway has been dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world. Site includes dealer locator.
Steinway Place, Long Island City, NY 11105
YAMAHA EUROPE Product information from Yamaha's extensive portfolio.
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