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As a coupled system, the physics behind a guitar's sound is very complex. A coupled system refers to the interaction of multiple vibrating elements. In the case of a guitar, the string is made to vibrate by plucking or strumming. The vibrating string causes the bridge to vibrate, thereby causing the soundboard to vibrate, which in turn causes the air in the soundbox to vibrate, etc.

Of the many factors that influence the sound of a guitar, the body shape, size, and depth is one of the most predominant. The volume of the body determines the resonance frequency of the guitar which permeates all aspects of the guitar's sound. As an extreme example, the sound of a small parlor guitar will never be the same as the sound of a large dreadnought guitar regardless of how it is built, braced, tuned, etc. A larger body guitar will have a deeper resonance frequency than a small body guitar. The resonance frequency can be heard by tapping the guitar on the soundboard with your ear near the soundhole.

As a result, the body shape, size, and depth is an important consideration when selecting a guitar. I offer three distinct steel string guitar models. The models designate the body's shape, size, and depth which influence the sound. Each steel string model is available with or without a cutaway, with six or 12 strings, and many other options. The three steel string models include the Jumbo-OM, OM, and Dreadnought.

For additional information on each model, including photos and dimensions, click on the photo of the model or model names below.

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Jumbo OM Series
Classical Series
J-12 Series
OM Series
Dreadnought Series