Video: 7 Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes, Their Differences and Sounds

In the modern history of the acoustic guitar, there a handful of key body shapes and styles that can serve as one of the key differentiators for players looking to pick up a new instrument. While the exact definitions vary brand to brand and era to era, most guitarists know what you mean when you refer to a guitar as a dreadnought or a jumbo or a grand auditorium.

In the video above, we're taking a look at some of these main categories and offering a sampling of different guitars that fall into each. Here are the guitars featured in the video:

For further information on how these body shapes break down, and how to choose the type that's right for you, take a look at our complete acoustic buying guide.

Buying Guide: Acoustic Guitars
Everything you need to know about body shapes, styles, and other considerations
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