Guitarists know a lot about their instruments – techniques, chords, songs, etc. But what many guitarists do not know is the history of the guitar. This is understandable because many people do not feel at all because it contributes to playing guitar. However, it is useful to know everything about the instrument – including the history.

The history of the guitar is debatable, because no data about the guitar and the timing in his first appearance. What is known, however, is that the guitars or similar instruments have been around for over 5000 years? Whole books could be written about the history of the guitar, so in this article, we’ll just go to a chronology of how we think the guitar evolved.

In 1400 BC the Hittites to play four chords, guitar like instrument. This four-stringed instrument was a soft, rounded edge, which were somewhat similar to the current guitars. Even at the time, the Greeks produced a similar instrument, which was converted by the Romans and became known as the harp.

Beef 1200 AD: There were two types of guitars. One type was known as the Moorish guitar (guitarra Morisca). This guitar has a wide neck, rounded back and the sound holes. The type of guitar was the guitar Latin (Guitarra Latina). Latin guitar is more like our current guitar with a narrower neck and just ring hollow.

Late in 1400s: a new guitar called the vihuela, the guitar has developed two types mentioned. Vihuela was a great tool for the double strings of Latin and Moorish guitars, long neck, and ten or eleven keys. The Spanish vihuela and the Portuguese, rather than the courts of any other instrument, about 200 years.

Until the late 1600s: the vihuela, and another instrument called the lute, was more popular than the guitar. That changed when the popularity of the lute declined because he had too many strings and too difficult to play and to be granted.

The vihuela was replaced by four and five course guitars from that time. Four guitars, of course, had seven strings – one string up and three other pairs of strings – and five guitars in a day had nine strings – one string top and four other pairs of strings. Some believe that the addition of the fifth course in the 16th century, which gave the guitar more flexibility, was the reason why the guitar became popular.

In the early 1800: Some guitars use a fan under the table struts and featured six strings (like the modern guitar). Also changed during this period were the neck (in relief), guitar (as ebony or rosewood used), and pegs (which was replaced by machine-gun tuners). Guitars like this are most similar to the early classical guitars.

In the 1800’s: A man named Antonio Torres Jurado guitar changed radically improving the strutting of the guitar. This allowed at least seven spacers to spread like a fan in the soundboard. In addition, body size and neck width increased significantly. Due to the improvement of the Jury, the guitar has a volume and bass response. Jury work has enabled the guitar to meet the needs of both the soloists and the concert.

Or this: The modern guitar is pretty much the same as that made by Jurado.


History of Guitar