Guitar Family - Advantages & Disadvantages

Each type of guitar has advantages and disadvantages, and its own unique sounds. The following tables show how a professional arranger or composer might look at the family of the guitar, and then choose a type of guitar to fulfill a specific musical role. I say "might" because in practice decisions about which type of guitar to use are more often left to the guitarist. He/she is expected to have knowledge of musical style and to bring the right equipment for the job!

Each type of guitar has advantages and disadvantages.

The Guitar Family - Advantages & Disadvantages
The Guitar Family - Advantages & Disadvantages

This is an excerpt from my book "Guitar Playing and how it Works".