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Where did the guitar originate?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Dec 21, 2018

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L. Sevigny

L. SevignyDoctor, Las Vegas
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Answered on Dec 21, 2018

The guitar originated in Spain that can be dated it has been existing since the 15th century. It was used by a Spanish black man and was engineered and used through the periods of the Baroque and Classical era. It was then evolved into the guitar that we use today that has 6 strings.

Its name came from a Portuguese word guitarra thus it is called a guitar. It is derived from kitharra, a Greek word, that is referring to an island in Greece that is known for love and poetry, Cythara, which had a dedication for Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and love. Maybe that is the reason why millions of people get easily fall in love with the sound of a guitar.

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L. Sevigny

L. SevignyDoctor, Las Vegas
Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered on Dec 21, 2018

The guitar originated in Spain that can be dated it has been existing since the 15th century. It was used by a Spanish black man and was engineered and used through the periods of the Baroque and Classical era.

It was then evolved into the guitar that we use today that has 6 strings. Its name came from a Portuguese word guitarra thus it is called a guitar.

It is derived from kitharra, a Greek word, that is referring to an island in Greece that is known for love and poetry, Cythara, which had a dedication for Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and love. Maybe that is the reason why millions of people get easily fall in love with the sound of a guitar.

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Mike John

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Answered on Jul 27, 2018

The guitar originally came from the Greeks, but the Spanish improved their model. The inventor of the modern acoustic guitar was Antonio Torres Jurado. He created the first model that resembles the guitars used today. The guitar had been known in the New World from as early as the Sixteenth Century when Spanish colonists sold guitars to the Aztecs.

Toward the 18th century, we saw the modern guitar. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the guitar fully reached it’s potential. The technological progress and development of mass media contributed to the global exposure of the instrument.

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