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 soundhole, and usually a flat-backed soundbox. The standard tuning of the strings (top to bottom) is E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4.
- To play the guitar.
- Any type of musical instrument of the lute family, characterized by a flat back, along with a neck whose upper surface is in the same plane as the soundboard, with strings along the neck and parallel to the soundboard.