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The Origins of the Guitar

Posted on: 14 Oct 2015
Stringed “ancestor” instruments to the guitar have been around for thousands of years, but the first modern guitars appeared in Spain around the 16th century. They were transplants from Mesopotamia – the Moors who had conquered (and were eventually forced out) of the Iberian peninsula (what is Spain and Portugal today) brought with them stringed instruments from the rapidly expanding Arab world. The first modern guitars actually sported four pairs of strings rather than six ...
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