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The guitar evolved out of several other instruments, but what we consider a guitar today dates back to the 14th century.

Guitar - Wikipedia

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Many influences are cited as antecedents to the modern guitar. Although the development of the earliest "guitars" is lost in the history of ...

A Brief History of the Guitar - Paul Guy Guitars

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A Brief History of the Guitar. by Paul Guy. The guitar is an ancient and noble instrument, whose history can be traced back over 4000 years. Many theories have ...

History of the Guitar - Ye Olde Guitar Shoppe

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The History of the Guitar. The guitar is a plucked stringed musical instrument that probably originated in Spain early in the 16th century, deriving from the guitarra ...

The Guitar | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The ...

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was introduced to medieval Europe from the Middle East, or if it was indigenous to Europe. It is impossible to establish the history of the guitar before the ...

Music for Kids: History of the Guitar - Ducksters

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Kids learn about the history of the guitar. Where did this musical instrument come from?

A Brief History of the Guitar - A Timeline - Guitar Noise

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It's only towards the end of the 18th century that the modern guitar as we know it came about. However, there are some interesting things that led up to it.

History Guitar - Guitar and Lute

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The guitar's roots are in Spain. Realistically, it cannot be traced back further than the 15th Century. It is thought to have been invented by the people of Malaga.

Timeline of Musical Styles & Guitar History | Acoustic Music

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The following time-line is a work-in-progress of the history of the guitar and its role supporting musical styles. If you have corrections, clarifications, additional ...

Classical Guitar Illustrated History - Classical Guitar Midi Archives

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History of classical guitar and of its composers, performers and makers. Includes photos of various early guitars.