What are the different guitar body styles?

What are the different acoustic guitar body shapes?

  • Parlor Guitars. Parlor guitars have the smallest acoustic guitar body size.
  • Grand Concert, or Model “OO”
  • Orchestra Model, Grand Auditorium, or Model “OM” or “GA”
  • Dreadnought.
  • Jumbo and Super-Jumbo.

What is the best electric guitar shape?

Telecaster (T-style) You get enough of a cutaway to access the highest frets and a well-balanced body that won’t fatigue you after hours of play. It’s an extremely simple design that works incredibly well, leading most guitar manufacturers to offer a T-style guitar shape of their own.

What type of body is a Les Paul?

Gibson Les Paul
Manufacturer Gibson
Period 1952–1960 1961–1963 (in SG form) 1968–present
Body type Solid, Semi – hollow, Chambered

How do I know what guitar body I have?

The most common place to find identification is on the headstock or on a label inside of the guitar, if applicable. If there is nothing on your guitar in question, chances are the original label or logo has fallen off.

Which is the best acoustic guitar body shape?

Dreadnoughts are the most bass-heavy acoustic body shape, though quality models strike a fine balance between the highs and lows. Enhanced X-bracing adds magnitudes of projection over the earlier acoustic bodies, giving the dreadnought a powerful tone that can fill a room with ease.

What kind of body does a classical guitar have?

While classical guitars can be found in a number of body styles and sizes the predominant shape is similar to the concert body style. Classical guitars are designed to be played while seated. As a result, classical guitar body styles feature a narrower waist than the standard steel-string dreadnought for instance.

Are there different types of electric guitar bodies?

There many different types of bodies. They differ in the overall shape, the style, they remind you of certain music icons, a type of music or a time in your life. The choice is esthetical for sure, but is also sentimental and practical. The main groups of electric guitar bodies can be divided into three:

What was the first solid body electric guitar?

The real revolution in style and shapes started in the 50s when Fender introduced the solid body Telecaster and then the Stratocaster. Gibson followed with their Les-Paul and a little later the SG model.