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Tichtheid's Guitar Quiz
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Many thanks to Tichtheid for putting together these excellent 25 questions on guitars. You know what to do, and when you’ve done it, check your scores and add your name to the leaderboard.
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- Question 1 of 25
The double bass is the only modern bowed string instrument that is tuned in fourths (like a viol), rather than fifths, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2 — the same distribution as a bass guitar.
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The tuning pitch for an orchestra is A 440 Hz. How many places on a standard classical guitar can you play this note?
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The Fender Telecaster was an early electric guitar model and its continuing sales success shows it to be a great design. What was the original name for these guitars?Correct
The Fender Esquire was the first guitar they made, a more expensive model called the Broadcaster was introduced later but they had to change the name after Gretsch filed a law suit due to them, already having Broadkaster drums on the market. The name was changed to Telecaster.
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There is a timber from Hawaii that has a rich golden brown colour with a beautiful flamed grain pattern. This wood has been successfully used for guitars and ukuleles for many years—what is the name of this timber?
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The metal guitar with an integral speaker cone to increase volume that is closely associated with Blues playing is called a(n)?
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Mr Gibson was the originator of the now famous guitar manufacturer, and he was something of a revolutionary in terms of how mandolins and guitars were made. What was his first name?
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When talking about the propensity of armchair critics to presume they know more about rugby than professional players and coaches, who said:
It’s like me peeping over the wall at Oasis and telling them how to play guitar because I’ve watched 10 gigs. Professional sport brings out the best and worst of people.
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Guitarist J.J. Cale was much admired by his contemporaries and numerous artists have covered his songs, possibly most famously Eric Clapton. Which of the following did not cover a J.J. Cale song?
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The piece of bone (traditionally) used to keep the strings in place at head end of the guitar is called?
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