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In contrast to classical guitars, whose owners prefer the dulcet, rounded tones produced by nylon strings, folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound that only bronze or steel can create.

(A) folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound

(B) folk guitar owners prefer to get a sound that is bright and brassy

(C) with a folk guitar, the owner gets the preferably bright and brassy sound

(D) folk guitars produce a bright and brassy sound, which their owners prefer,

(E) folk guitars produce a preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners

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for me its D
the contrast is between classical and folk guitars so A, B and C are out
between D and E...E is somewhat awkward as it uses "preferred bright and brassy sound"
In D the non-essential phrase "which their owners prefer" refers to sound
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With sananoor

The correct idiomatic usage of contrast is -

In contrast to X, Y

Here in the question under consideration the correct form will be

Quote:
In contrast to classical guitar(s),............folk guitar(s) ..............


Based on the above form we have only 2 eligible options as follows -

(D) folk guitars produce a bright and brassy sound, which their owners prefer,

(E) folk guitars produce a preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners


In option (E) the following part changes the meaning of the sentence -

a preferred bright and brassy sound the author wants to convey the meaning that owners prefer the bright and brassy sound ...

Thus IMHO option (D)

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We are comparing guitars, and based on parallelism : A, B, C are out.

Out of D and E,

D has non restrictive modifier which is parallel with the other part of the sentence.

Definitely D
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In contrast to classical guitars, whose owners prefer the dulcet, rounded tones produced by nylon strings, folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound that only bronze or steel can create.

(A) folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound - wrong
folk guitar owners compared with classical Guitars.

(B) folk guitar owners prefer to get a sound that is bright and brassy -wrong
same as A

(C) with a folk guitar, the owner gets the preferably bright and brassy sound -wrong
same as A

(D) folk guitars produce a bright and brassy sound, which their owners prefer, - correct
right comparison. correct placement of modifiers.

(E) folk guitars produce a preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners -wrong
construction is not good. "preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners" is awkward.
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In contrast to classical guitars, whose owners prefer the dulcet, rounded tones produced by nylon strings, folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound that only bronze or steel can create.

(A) folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound <Steel and bronze are enough to get the sound and not the guitar. Changes the meaning.>

(B) folk guitar owners prefer to get a sound that is bright and brassy <Prefer to get a sound. I cant buy sound :P>

(C) with a folk guitar, the owner gets the preferably bright and brassy sound <In Contrast to Noun, Noun but "With a folg guitar" wrong.>

(D) folk guitars produce a bright and brassy sound, which their owners prefer, <Convey the intended meaning with proper comparison and tenses.>

(E) folk guitars produce a preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners -<Change in meaning. Guitars produce sound as an expression to all but not exclusive for owners :P>
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In contrast to X, Y...
X and Y must be of same nature.
In A,B and C, idiomatic error.

(D) folk guitars produce a bright and brassy sound, which their owners prefer,
In D, error free and "which" is modifying preceding noun, a bright and brassy sound. correct choice.

(E) folk guitars produce a preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners
a preferred bright and brassy sound is absolutely wrong here.

D is correct.
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