Acoustic guitars are a six to twelve string instrument with a hollow body, averaging about 87 - 106 cm in length. Strings are generally made from wound metal wire or nylon.
The guitar is played by fingering the fret board and plucking or strumming the strings with finger picks, plectrum or bare fingers. They can also be played with a slide which is a hollow cylindrical tube made from glass or metal.
Acoustic guitars are a highly versatile instrument and feature in most genres of music.
When you borrow an acoustic guitar from RPL, you will receive it in a case to protect it. You will also receive a strap, a pick and a tuner.
An instrument in good condition makes better music. Please see our Care and Respect video below, to learn how to take care of the guitar while you have it.
Never played before? No problem! You can also access free step-by-step video lessons for a variety of instruments through our digital services:
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Instrument photos courtesy of Vancouver Public Library