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Step by Step Drawing of a Guitar

Updated on January 19, 2018

Every kid has somewhere deep inside a potential of drawing and creativity. They want to draw things by their own hands and get appreciated for what they make. In return, we admire their efforts and help them to improve their work; either it is by advising them for improving with a good remark or by helping them by making a drawing yourself.

Here I am for kids to help them draw their favorite things step by step! Kids love music and musical instruments and mostly I have observed kids interests in guitars. In this article, I am going to describe briefly about guitars and then I will show you how to draw one step by step.

A Guitar

A guitar is a stringed instrument usually played by plucking or strumming. It is also classified as "fretted string instrument". It has four to eighteen strings; usually having six. A guitar is plucked by fingers, thumbs or fingernails of right hand or plectrum while fretting the strings with the fingers of left hand. Traditionally, it is constructed from wood and strung by either gut, nylon or steel strings.

History of Guitar

It is an instrument whose history can be traced back over 4000 years approximately. Before the electric guitars were developed and there was no such use of synthetic materials in guitars, the guitars were said to be instruments with a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, most often with in-curved sides.

A guitar is thought of been invented by Malaga. The earliest form of this instrument was called "four course". These had four strings and they were very small in size. It is also claimed that guitar is a development of a lute, or even of an ancient Greek kithara. Antonio Stradivari, the violin maker, is often called as Stradivari of guitars.

Antonio Stradivari

Types of Guitars

There are two main categories of guitar: The acoustic guitars and the electric guitars which are further divided in subcategories. The acoustic guitars have subcategories: the classical guitar also known as nylon string guitar, the steel string guitar, and the arch-top guitar, also sometimes called jazz guitar. The electric guitar also has many types: hollow-body guitars, arch-top guitars used in jazz guitars, blues and rockabilly and solid-body guitars, which are mostly used in rock music.

Acoustic And Electric Guitars

Lets Start Drawing!

After sharing some useful, important and interesting information about guitars, I think it's time we begin the drawing. Things that you will need:

  • A lead pencil
  • An eraser of good quality (You won't want mess, will you?)
  • An sharpener for sure
  • Colors if you are not sketching your drawing
  • And markers if you want to add details

And here we go!

Step 1:

First, draw two circles for the body of your guitar; one smaller than the other and a little bit overlapping.

Step 2:

Draw a long line through the middle of the circles and draw the sound hole as two concentric circles where the straight line meets with the larger circle.

Step 3:

Add three lines perpendicular to the long line; one in the middle of the big circle, and the others close to the top and bottom of the guitar.

Step 4:

Next we will draw the basic shapes for the guitar neck and head. Draw a long, narrow rectangle for the neck, and a shorter, a slightly wider, rectangle for the head.

Step 5:

We will start shaping the guitar body now. Draw a line cutting through the upper circle above the sound hole and other two lines close to the sides of the large circle.

Step 6:

Draw two more straight lines close to the top of the guitar body.

Step 7:

Erase the circle lines outside the short lines we made in the previous two steps.

Step 8:

Next, draw slightly curving lines where you just erased the circle lines. These new lines should be "flatter" than the old ones. Also, draw small circles for the tuning posts in the head and a small rectangle for the bridge.

Step 9:

Erase the extra lines inside. The guitar outlines are now ready.

Step 10:

Let's add some details. Add a small rectangle that ends in small ovals for tuning pegs. Also, make six tiny circles for bridge pins.

Step 11:

Draw six guitar strings from the bridge pins to the tuning posts.

Step 12:

Finally, add the frets, pick guard, and round up the head of the guitar. Your drawing is ready for coloring.

Step 13:

Color your guitar. :)

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    • Maryam Rehman profile image

      Maryam Rehman 7 weeks ago from Pakistan

      Your welcome :)

    • Kenna McHugh profile image

      Kenna McHugh 7 weeks ago from Northern California

      This is cool. I can draw a guitar now. Thank you.

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      Taimoorshah279 7 weeks ago

      Welcome I’m looking for more

    • Maryam Rehman profile image

      Maryam Rehman 8 weeks ago from Pakistan

      Great to have you learn to draw ! Thank you

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      Taimoorshah279 8 weeks ago

      It was so easy.Drawing is very tough for me and i also don't like it,but made it easy for me it was quite simple to draw a guitar but if u look to it's shape u would think a thousand time that how can i draw it how will i draw its base etc etc

    • Maryam Rehman profile image

      Maryam Rehman 2 months ago from Pakistan

      Thank you :)

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      You make this look very easy!