The guitar is a fretted string instrument of the chordophone family, typically with six strings. The sound of the guitar is produced either acoustically (from the vibrating strings and the enclosed wooden body of the instrument, or electrically, via an amplifier and speaker.
Guitars have a long history, and exist in many cultures and in many variable forms. See: "Guitar" in Wikipedia.
Kentucky is home to many luthiers who specialize in guitar building or repair. They range from full-time professionals to dedicated amateurs.