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A steel-string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. It is often referred to simply as an acoustic guitar, although strictly speaking the nylon-strung classical guitar is acoustic as well.

The most common type can be called a flat-top guitar to distinguish it from the more specialized archtop guitar and other variations.

The standard tuning for an acoustic guitar is E-A-D-G-B-E (low to high), although many players, particularly fingerpickers, use alternate tunings (scordatura), such as "open G" (D-G-D-G-B-D), "open D" (D-A-D-F♯-A-D), or "drop D" (D-A-D-G-B-E).

Best instruments

  • YAMAHA APX 700


    The APX700 places emphasis on playability with a stylish thin profile that fits the musicians body.

  • YAMAHA APX 1200


    Unique design, revolutionary ton : the APX1200 offers enhanced aesthetics and the new revolutionary Studio Response Technology (SRT) pickup system. A fresh concept in electrifying acoustics, utilizing a new sound modeling technique that breathes life into the long lost elements of string and body resonance, ambience, vintage microphone characteristics and pro micing techniques.

All instruments

  • EPIPHONE HUMMINGBIRD

    The classic of classic acoustics, the Hummingbird is instantly recognizable, both in look and it’s warm acoustic sound. Made from Mahogany back and sides, with a Solid Spruce top that actually improves with age, it’s easy to see and hear why this guitar has become a legend.

  • FENDER CD-60 CE

    One of Fender best-selling acoustic guitars, upgraded with a Fishman® preamp system. The sweet-sounding CD-60CE dreadnought cutaway model also features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, scalloped bracing, 20-fret sonokeling fingerboard, sonokeling bridge with compensated saddle, chrome hardware and die-cast chrome tuners.

  • YAMAHA APX 900


    The APX900 places emphasis on playability with a stylish thin profile that fits the musicians body.

  • YAMAHA APX 500


    The APX500 places emphasis on playability with a stylish thin profile that fits the musicians body.

  • FENDER SQUIER SA-105


    Squier’s popular SA-100 Acoustic Pack has received an upgrade in the form of a new dreadnought acoustic guitar with a laminated spruce top, rosewood bridge and fingerboard, nickel-plated frets and die-cast tuners. It plays and sounds better than ever, and the pack now includes an electronic tuner.