Acoustic guitars have a long history, starting back in Spain in the middle ages. Now, it is a versatile instrument that has become front and center for many different genres and is one of the most popular instruments the world over. An acoustic guitar gets its sound from the construction of its hollow body, where it amplifies the sound of the strings vibrating over it. Because of this, how a guitar is constructed heavily influences how the guitar sounds. Any aspiring musician who takes up the guitar will have an abundance of music to get involved in, no matter their musical tastes.
Electric guitars were born out of a simple need for more volume, their growing usage in larger bands presented the need to compete with other, louder, instruments. With the invention of the electric guitar, that sound could now be projected and heard over the rest of the band and developed into the guitar as we know it now.
Bass guitars were first invented in the early 1950’s, as a substitute for guitar players to use when they needed to cover for the bass. But its ease of use quickly brought it to the forefront of background accompaniment.