What is the History of the Guitar?

The guitar is an ancient and noble instrument, whose history can be traced back over 4000 years. Many theories have been advanced about the instrument’s ancestry. It has often been claimed that the guitar is a development of the lute, or even of the ancient Greek kithara.

Who Made the Guitar?

He is often called the Stradivari of guitars (Antonio Stradivari being the world famous violin maker). The electric guitar was invented in the United States in the 1930s. The first patent for the electric guitar was awarded to George Beauchamp for a guitar he made with partner Adolph Rickenbacker in 1931.

Where did the Guitar Come From?

The guitar’s roots go way back to 15th-century Malaga in Spain. Its engineering was pioneered by a Spanish black man, who gave just four strings or ‘courses’ to his guitar. Thereafter, the instrument went through the Baroque and Classical periods before evolving into the six-stringed, modern-day guitar.

One of students ask me what woods are used for acoustic guitars and told here two most common ones are spruce or cedar wood.

What Kind of Wood is Used to Make a Guitar?

Typical woods used for the body and neck of a guitar today are Mahogany, Ash, Maple, Basswood, Agathis, Alder, Poplar, Walnut, Spruce and cedar, and holly. Woods from around the world are also incorporated into modern acoustic and electric guitars. The fretboard are usually made of Rosewood.

What is a Spruce Top?

The two most common woods used for acoustic guitar tops are spruce and cedar. There is no difference in quality between the two woods so the choice is one of preference. Spruce tends to sound brighter and clearer and has what could be classed as a Germanic sound.

How Many Notes are There on the Guitar?Guitar Songs

Next question is : "So how many notes We can play on guitar" , and the answer is vicious. On 24-fret guitar we can play only 48 notes. (now call the doc.) These are 4 full octaves, going from E to E. Look at the diagram.


When was the First Electric Guitar Made?

To counteract these problems, inventors experimented with solid-body guitars. In 1940, Les Paul created “The Log,” a guitar whose strings and pickups were mounted on a guitar body carved from a solid block of wood. The first recordings of electric guitars were made in 1933 by Hawaiian music artists such as Andy Iona.

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