How an Acoustic Guitar Works

How an Acoustic Guitar Works

Acoustic guitars get their name quite simply; they produce sound acoustically, that is, without help from an amplifier. The vibration of the strings to the air is what makes the notes and ultimately the music.

Because the main sound from an acoustic guitar comes from the strings, they are thought to be the most important part of the instrument, but the sound waves from these strings actually go through the guitar’s body to create the sound and this also involves a sound box that strengthens the vibrations of the strings in order to create those beautiful notes. Ultimately, the whole thing works together to create sound, so although the strings are what the musician plucks or strums in order to make music, the body of the guitar, the neck and also the sound hole are all important elements to the piece.

So how does it all work? The sound box, or sound board on a guitar is found at the top and it works to make the sounds louder and stronger. If someone just plucked the string without this sound box, the sound wouldn’t move the air much and thus the note wouldn’t be loud. The