The 8 Oldest Guitars in the World
While no one knows for sure, people may have been playing guitar-like instruments for thousands of years. There is evidence of ancient people such as the Hittites and Babylonians playing stringed instruments that resemble guitars. Some of the first instruments that could be definitively called guitars were developed and used throughout Europe as early as the 12th century.
Five-string guitar-like instruments emerged sometime in the 15th century and eventually gave rise to the baroque guitar. The baroque guitar remained popular in Europe for nearly two centuries before the earliest six-string modern guitars were created. Some of these early guitars have survived and are documented in the list…
Who Invented the Guitar? A Comprehensive History
The first electric guitar was invented by George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker, his business partner. Beauchamp was awarded the first patent for a guitar with an electric pickup. The acoustic guitar, on the other hand, has a very long history stretching back thousands of years. The oldest preserved instrument most closely resembling a guitar is dated at 3500 years (~1500 BC) and belonged to Har-Mose, an Egyptian singer…
History of the Acoustic Guitar
Interesting Facts About Guitar – Incredible Guitar World Records – Gibson ES 335
Whether you are writing a quiz, want to impress your friends, or just have an insatiable curiosity about guitar, a good fact always goes down very well. This is why we have compiled 12 of the most interesting facts from the world of guitar – the biggest, the smallest and the weirdest!