The Guitar is a popular Western musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6.

The sound is projected either acoustically or through electrical amplification (for an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, respectively).

It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the right hand while fretting (or pressing against the fret) the strings with the left hand.

The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning.

The Guitar is used in a wide variety of musical genres worldwide. It is recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, jota, mariachi, metal, punk, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop.