This work brings together stringed instruments resembling the modern guitar date back 5,000 years. Most have six strings, but others have anywhere from four to twelve strings depending on the model and the player. Some are simply styled and made of wood, while others are embellished with added effects. See them in this guitar collection - '2,000 Guitars'. Discover guitar makers, from Gibson and Gretsch to Fender and Ibanez, and learn how classic models evolved and who played them. The array of featured instruments are arranged alphabetically by maker/manufacturer. Sections are further organized by subdivisions, including solid-bodied guitars, semi-solid-bodied guitars, acoustic guitars, and bass guitars.