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Recording Acoustic Instruments

Acoustic guitars—those that do not require amplification—vary widely. The most common type is the steel-string guitar (6-string), often used in country and rock music. Recording methods are very similar for all types of acoustics.

The amplification of an acoustic instrument is handled by the instrument itself. Most acoustic instruments offer what’s referred to as a sound hole (see Figure 6.1) for amplification.

Figure 6.1. The sound hole on a 6-string acoustic guitar.

The sound hole on acoustic instruments is just the “output device.” The sound is actually generated by several components, all within the instrument ...

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