Guitar is a stringed chordophone which evolved out of the western lute. It is a highly versatile instrument which can produce a variety of tones and sounds giving the player a gigantic pallete of tone to choose from. The main types of guitars in use today are classical guitars, electric guitars and steel string acoustic guitars. The image on the left displays a classical guitar which uses nylon strings. This particular type of guitar generally produces a soft soothing tone and effect when plucked. The qualitative nature of the sound is satvic.