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No matter you are guitar buyer, OR….player. Here’s something that you don’t know before. We, guitar supplier, happy to share with you here! Come to have a look!

  • The world guitar was adopted in England after they heard about Spanish instrument named “guitarra”.
  • There are two basic types of guitars – Acoustic and electric, all with many sub categories.
  • One of the oldest guitar instruments was chitara, which was used in Ancient Rome.
  • Guitars were always constructed with hollow bodies, until electric guitars came and made that design choice obsolete.
  • The oldest guitars came from Persia (modern day Iran), where they were called Tanbur. That was around 3500 years ago.
  • In the 19th century the guitar’s body also underwent changes that resulted in increased sonority. It became broader and shallower, with an extremely thin soundboard. Internally, the transverse bars reinforcing the soundboard were replaced by radial bars that fanned out below the sound hole. The neck, formerly set into a wood block, was formed into a brace, or shoe, that projected a short distance inside the body and was glued to the back; this gave extra stability against the pull of the strings.

  • The 19th-century innovations were largely the work of Antonio Torres. The instrument that resulted was the classical guitar, which is strung with three gut and three metal-spun silk strings. Nylon or other plastic was later used in place of gut.

  • Guitars were not the most popular instruments in the world until early 1900s. Before that, pianos, violins and flute were much more widespread.