The Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Acoustics?

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The Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Acoustics?

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification. The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound. How well do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Along with the 'flat-top', what name is given to the alternative style of acoustic guitar?
    • A. 

      Arch-top

    • B. 

      Arc-top

    • C. 

      Bend-top

    • D. 

      Fend-top

  • 2. 
    Which animal body part is not the name of a guitar part?
    • A. 

      Face

    • B. 

      Neck

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Foot

  • 3. 
     How is the guitar usually tuned (from lowest to highest)?
    • A. 

      EADGBE

    • B. 

      DADGBE

    • C. 

      EBGAD

    • D. 

      SDEGBE

  • 4. 
    There is little evidence of any instrument known as a 'guitar' existing before the 15th century. Before being referred to as 'strings', what term was used to describe the strings on early instruments?
    • A. 

      Forces

    • B. 

      Courses

    • C. 

      Cresses

    • D. 

      Faces

  • 5. 
     What is the name of the small piece at the top of the fingerboard which supports the strings?
    • A. 

      Bat

    • B. 

      Nut

    • C. 

      Fut

    • D. 

      Cut

  • 6. 
    What name is given to the adjustable metal bar that runs the length of the guitar's neck that imparts strength and counteracts the effect of the string tension?
    • A. 

      Truss

    • B. 

      Trass

    • C. 

      Truss Rod

    • D. 

      Trass Rod

  • 7. 
    Some acoustic guitars may have a fret right at the top of the fingerboard. What do we call this fret?
    • A. 

      Fret

    • B. 

      First Fret

    • C. 

      Zero Fret

    • D. 

      Second Base Fret

  • 8. 
    Which company makes the highly-collectable 'White Falcon' semi-acoustic guitar?
    • A. 

      Fender

    • B. 

      Peavey

    • C. 

      Gretsch

    • D. 

      Yokohama

  • 9. 
    My guitar has an arm which works a mechanism to raise and lower the strings. What is the FORMAL name for this mechanism?
    • A. 

      Birato Unito

    • B. 

      Vibration Unit

    • C. 

      Vibrato Unit

    • D. 

      Guitar Unit

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the effect produced when the thumb strikes the area near the bridge in order to produce an 'echoing' effect?
    • A. 

      Tambora

    • B. 

      Tumbora

    • C. 

      Timbora

    • D. 

      Limbora