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  Guitar: acoustic guitar, bass guitar, gibson guitar
The guitar appears to be derived from earlier instruments known in ancient central Asia as the cithara.
Archtop guitars were immediately adopted upon their release by both jazz and country musicians and have remained particularly popular in jazz music, usually using thicker strings (higher gauged round wound and flat wound) than acoustic guitars.
Acoustic bass guitars also have steel strings, and match the tuning of the electric bass, which is likewise similar to the traditional double bass viol, the "big bass", a staple of string orchestras and bluegrass bands alike.
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 themusicedge.com :: Acoustic Bass Guitars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
However, for the past ten or 12 years, the acoustic bass guitar has gained popularity, partly because it is easier to amplify than before and partly because of its exposure from MTV's Unplugged series.
Acoustic bass guitars are different in many important ways from regular acoustic guitars.
Although their prices range from about $250 to over $2,500, acoustic bass guitars can be categorized in three ways: those designed to sound good acoustically, those designed as a compromise between good plugged-in and unplugged sounds, and those designed primarily as electrics even though they provide an acoustic tone.
www.themusicedge.com /moxie/gear/bass/acoustic-bass-guitars.shtml   (540 words)

 Acoustic bass guitar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The acoustic bass guitar (also called ABG or acoustic bass) is a type of acoustic guitar based on the configuration of the electric bass pioneered by Leo Fender's electric Fender Precision Bass.
The first modern acoustic bass guitar was developed in the early 1970s by Ernie Ball of San Luis Obispo, California.
In part, this is because the body of an acoustic bass guitar is too small to produce a resonance of acceptable volume at lower pitches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acoustic_bass_guitar   (866 words)

 Bass guitar
The electric bass guitar is a stringed instrument similar to an electric guitar but larger in size and with a deeper tone.
Like the electric guitar, the vibrations of the string cause an electrical signal to be created in sensors called pickups, which are amplified and played through a speaker.
The acoustic bass guitar (ABG) is similar to an acoustic guitar with a large, hollow body that is clearly audible without amplification.
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 acoustic bass guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The first modern acoustic bass guitar was developed in the early 1970s by...
The electric bass guitar (also called an electric bass or a bass) is an...
Acoustic bass guitars are typically equipped with piezoelectric or magnetic...
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 Need feedback on various acoustic bass guitars - Discussion Forums
So the acoustic volume thing is not an issue (though I will point out there is a new non-wood resin acoustic bass guitar out there that is actually suppose to be loud enough, but way out of my price range).
I think people like the idea of an ABG so much that they ignore the real musical limitations of trying to get real bass out of an instrument whose body is too small to support low frequency production and whose strings are probably too short for an acoustic bass.
There are a surprising number of laminated body basses under a grand, and unlike acoustic guitars, "laminated" isn't a dirty word in the bass world.
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 Acoustic Bass Guitar Stores Guitar Electric Guitar Prices Buy Fender Gibson Guitars
Anyone who has owned and played an electric guitar will usually hold great memories and most if not all guitar players continue with their love of guitars and guitar playing throughout their life.
Alongside this is the amplification that can play a major part in the final guitar sound whether you rehearse in a bedroom, record in a studio or tour and play live.
As a range of guitars, they are not so limited in numbers and more people are aware of their build quality and pedigree.
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 Acoustic Bass Guitars - Discussion Forums
That's about the size an acoustic bass would have to be to produce a low E with any authority.
Someone earlier described the sound of an acoustic bass as being somewhere between that of a double-bass and an electric bass.
A string bass is really the only truly acoustic alternative for a bluegrass act, particularly if it's resting on a wood floor...there's enough power there to make the floor vibrate...which adds to the "feel", if not the volume.
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 Acoustic Bass Guitar
If the guitar you are considering does not specify that it has a "solid-top" soundboard, then it is likely a laminated-top (Difference between solid-top and laminated-top soundboards).
Acoustic guitars without binding around the edges can fall apart with even the slightest bump on the edge.
The construction of the Acoustic Bass is so "seamless", it almost feels and looks as though it is made from a single piece of wood.
www.guitarimports.com /acoustic-bass.htm   (852 words)

 Uccello Grasso Archtop Acoustic Bass
This is an archtop acoustic bass guitar that uses the same body outline as that of the Elastico Ashbory Style Acoustic Bass.
I build a number of different archtop basses, enough to detect a strong relationship between the overall size and mass of the instruments and their similarity in tone to that of an upright bass.
Due to a combination of where the player is positioned relative to the vibrating top of the bass and the length of the sound waves in the bass range, what the player of a bass guitar hears bears only a passing resemblance to what the audience hears.
www.liutaiomottola.com /instruments/uccello.htm   (483 words)

 Taylor Bass - The Acoustic Guitar Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I'd also heard that the T5 was a prototype acoustic bass before they bolted a guitar neck on it.
I was surprised to find that, when comparing acoustic bass guitars, the Taylor was towards ther bottom of the pile...the Tacoma, Fender and even the Applause had a better string-to-string balance...the Taylor's E was decidely weak!
The 5-way switch is not currently voiced for the bass, Beller said, so he was not getting distinctly different sounds in all 5 positions, but he said that was being addressed.
acousticguitarforum.com /forums/showthread.php?p=1039118#post1039118   (602 words)

 Dean Performer Acoustic Bass Guitar - Music 123   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Acoustic Electric Bass - Since its debut in January 1999 the Performer Bass models have quickly become the world's most desirable acoustic basses.
It's a beautiful guitar and as far as acoustic basses go pretty well holds it own in the sound department.
This is all around a great playing bass guitar, Highly recommended, and at a steal of a price.
www.music123.com /Dean-Performer-Bass-i121918.music   (521 words)

 Upright Bass - Acoustic Guitar Forum
Their basses are constructed of "green" wood, that has not aged and may come apart on you.
The tub was "open portion" down and the upright bass neck only had the one string, but she was able to coax an amazing amount of music out of that thing.
I assume that the one bass string was tuned to E. She wore a glove on her plucking hand, and as I recall, won an award for best instrumentalist at the festival.
www.guitarseminars.com /ubb/Forum1/HTML/002133.html   (5105 words)

 Applause AE140-4 Acoustic Bass Guitar
Acoustic Bass Guitar - It took 30-odd years of Ovation guitarmaking innovation to design an affordable guitar that doesn't sound like an affordable guitar.
The Summit Series: These guitars boast a bigger sound than guitars costing twice as much.
Its roundback shape capitalizes on the structural power of the arch freeing the insides of sound-deadening bracing that traditional-style guitars require.
www.adirondackguitar.com /acousticbasses/ApplBass.htm   (129 words)

 Instructional Bass Guitar Videos
This method gets beginners playing the bass at their own pace through easy-to-understand instruction and a great CD featuring instruction and 99 demo tracks complete with background accompaniments.
Parts of the bass are described, as well as how to tune, how to play with fingers or with a pick, right- and left-hand positioning, bass lines (from root, 5th) to walking bass lines, getting good tone, scales, and more.
Named Bass Player Magazine's Player of the Year for the past two years, Victor Wooten is a musician of incredible depth.
www.andplay.com /bassguitar.htm   (1221 words)

 Acoustic Bass Guitars, Acoustic Basses, Electro Acoustic Bass Guitars, Acoustic Bass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Acoustic Bass Guitars, Acoustic Basses, Electro Acoustic Bass Guitars, Acoustic Bass
The quality production found on Crafter's 6 string acoustics has been reproduced in their superb range of electro acoustic basses, guaranteed to project whether played acoustically or plugged in.
There are many cheap acoustic basses available, however many simply do not produce loud enough notes to compete in an acoustic environment, this is where the Crafter range of acoustic basses excels.
www.marksmusic.co.uk /acatalog/Acoustic_Bass_Guitar.html   (608 words)

 Pickups for Acoustic Guitar from K&K Sound - plus more Upright Bass, Guitar, Acoustic Musical Instrument Pickups, ...
Bass availability can vary, as stock is reduced as the holiday approaches, and we must factor in that instruments are shipped by freight truck.
Acoustic Image Clarus and Focus heads are in stock; combo availability may be an issue based on demand.
Although I specialize in upright bass, I am a full-line dealer for KandK Sound; as such, I also carry their products for acoustic steel-string and nylon-string (classical) guitar, as well as acoustic bass guitar.
www.gollihur.com /kkbass/guitarmain.html   (611 words)

 Acoustic Bass Guitars from zZounds.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This is a comfortable bass that's loud enough for jam sessions with acoustic guitar players, and has the onboard electronics to let you take it right up on stage.
Acoustic basses are becoming an essential part of many different musical styles, and the Fender BG31 is a great addition to any bass rig.
Takamine have been producing beautifully designed and tonally superior electro-acoustic guitars for over 40 years and now Takamine have put that wealth of experience into producing some of the finest electro-acoustic bass guitars the industry has ever seen.
www.zzounds.com.cob-web.org:8888 /cat--Acoustic-Bass-Guitars--2393   (844 words)

 The Arco Acoustic Bass Guitar
The 'Arco' is an acoustic bass guitar redesigned to be played upright, like its big cousin.
This basis not only allows the instrument to be bowed but restructures the acoustics to offer a more definite and fluent string bass, with a clarity of voice that remains closer to the double bass than the acoustic bass guitar.
With a scale length of 34 inches, the bass will feel familiar to the bass guitarist from the outset.
members.aol.com /arcouk/arco_acoustic_bass_guitar.htm   (162 words)

 Dave Maize Acoustic Guitars (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The origin of the woods which I use in my instruments and the way in which they are harvested are just as important to me as their appearance and tonal properties.
My guitars and basses are noted for their playability, state of the art design, and wonderful rich tone, with the bass having enough acoustic volume for a small group in an unamplified setting.
My acoustic basses and guitars are more than a collection of wood and steel pieces -- more than a fine, hand built instrument played by renowned players in a range of musical styles.
www.maizeguitars.com.cob-web.org:8888   (670 words)

 "Acoustic Bass Guitar" - Shopping.com
Acoustic Blues guitarist Dorian Michael is complemented by guitar, bass, piano and drums on this...
The Dean EABC Playmate Electric Acoustic Bass is the perfect starter bass guitar for the beginning...
Ovation acoustic-electric basses outperform all others of their kind, giving you the woody tone of...
www.shopping.com /xGS-Acoustic_Bass_Guitar   (588 words)

 K&K Sound Pure Pickup for Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar or Tenor Guitar - plus more Upright Bass, Guitar, Acoustic ...
It is the bracing and number of strings that should guide your selection; e.g., the three transducer Pure Western model should be used for a five string acoustic bass guitar.
Due to PURE GUITAR’s location on the bridge plate under the bridge, feedback resistance is comparable to undersaddle transducers.
I just finished a fretless curly maple 5 string abg of my own design with a relatively large body, X braced spruce top, ebony trim and done ala Chinery collection in blue........I tried a 'Pure' under the bridgeplate pickup system from my friends at KandK sound: straight shot from pickups to jack: nothing fancy.
www.gollihur.com /kkbass/bassteng.html   (1409 words)

 == Headway Electronics == ACOUSTIC PICKUPS for Guitar, Bass, Mandolin etc.
With a tiny but robust micro pre-amp attached directly to the acoustic pickup and sealed into the cable assembly, 'The Snake' has cut costs by virtue of revolutionary design.
With the help of John East, Pro Audio Engineer of East UK, Snake3, should be available in September, with versions for Acoustic Steel Strung Guitar, Nylon Strung, Mandolin, Acoustic Bass, Ud Snake and a replacement for Violin VL1.
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 Takamine B10 Acoustic Bass Guitar - Music 123   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Imagine, for a moment, what it would be like to own a custom-made acoustic guitar.
And their instruments of choice are Takamine acoustic/electric guitars.
The Takamine slogan is "Think Acoustic...Live Electric." Though they are first and foremost acoustic guitar makers, an unbridled passion to achieve the perfect acoustic sound when amplified has led to the development of truly remarkable electronics.
www.music123.com /Takamine-B10-i42256.music?affil=chrisb   (419 words)

 Acoustic Bass Cases
The Calton Acoustic Bass Case will accommodate most makes of acoustic bass guitars.
The Gator "Lightweight" guitar and stringed instrument cases are a breakthrough in lightweight instrument protection.
Acoustic Bass Gig Bags • Guitar Family Accessories • Closeouts
www.finecases.com /browse/cases/guitar-family/acoustic-bass-cases.html   (299 words)

 Acoustic guitar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings
Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar
"Acoustic Guitar" is also a song by The Magnetic Fields from their 1999 album 69 Love Songs
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acoustic_guitar   (112 words)

 Bass Player - Acoustic and electric bass guitar tabs, chords and lessons (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Bass Player magazine is your source for acoustic and electric bass guitar tabs, chords and free online bass guitar lessons, tutorials and videos for both beginner and professional.
At age ten, I was confused as to why he didn’t use a pick like a guitar player,...
Bass Player is part of the Music Player Network.
www.bassplayer.com.cob-web.org:8888   (416 words)

 Migma acoustic bass - guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although model name is unclear - maybe a headstock closeup might help - it looks a lot like this Migma Star 62 guitar.
Star 62 guitar have a "hidden" pickup under the neck, but this bass apparently does not have any pickup at all.
The body is probably made of two pieces of carved wood.
www.meatexz.com /cheesyguitars/migma_star_acoustic_bass.html   (112 words)

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