The guitar evolved out of several other instruments, but what we consider a guitar today dates back to the 14th century.
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. by Paul Guy. The guitar is an ancient and noble
instrument, whose history can be traced back over 4000 years. Many theories
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 ...
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 ...
Kids learn about the history of the guitar. Where did this musical instrument come
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.
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.
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 ...
History of classical guitar and of its composers, performers and makers. Includes
photos of various early guitars.