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Different forms of acoustic guitars have been around for centuries, and many ancient instruments contributed to their design and use over time. Stringed instruments were played in Europe, Asia, and India as far back as 1400 BC, and what we consider acoustic guitars today continued to evolve from these instruments as time went on.
The Greeks and Romans used and redefined the cithara, an ancient, stringed instrument that was pivotal in the history of acoustic guitars. European Vikings also played six-string lutes that were also responsible for their design, until the cithara was eventually modified when the four-string oud was introduced in Spain, around 40 AD.
Thanks to this old instrument, our modern acoustic guitars were developed and they continued to evolve throughout the 14th and 15th centuries, finally representing the closest versions of the acoustic guitars we use today by the 1800s. There are many different types of acoustic guitars today, but the lap steel, classical, and steel-string are some of the most common.
Acoustic guitars use sound boards and are amplified when used with various microphones and pickups, specifically magnetic pickups and piezo. Acoustic guitars produce sound when played by hand with the fingers or with a plectrum, also known as a pick. They produce a natural sound and are usually made from various woods, such as maple, Sitka spruce, and red cedar.