History of the Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar in English is called “Acoustic Guitar”. The “Tar” suffix of Guitar is a word taken from the ancient Sanskrit / Sanskrit language. “Tar” in Sanskrit is a string. You could say that there are many stringed instruments in Central Asia today with almost unchanged forms even though thousands of years have passed. And most of these stringed instruments have a “Tar” ending. An example of a musical instrument ending in “Tar” is

  1. Dotar
  2. zither
  3. Chart

To get to know more about an acoustic guitar, it’s a good idea to read a little history of the Acoustic Guitar.

A Brief History of the Acoustic Guitar

The guitar can be said to have its origins in the ancient east. Based on clay plaques excavated from Babylon. Then, it is known that this clay plaque is 1850 BC. On the plaque, there is an image showing a must instrument similar to the guitar on this clay plaque that was found. Although the body and neck parts are slightly different.

The Rise of 4, 5, and 6. String Guitars

One of the most famous guitars at that time was the Guitarra Latina which had curved sides. So, this type of guitar comes from areas in Europe. In addition to Guitarra Latina, the Moors brought Guitarra Morisca to Spain. In the 15th century, four-stringed double-stringed guitars similar to the harp became popular. Then, in the fifth century, added a double string to make it a double 5-string guitar.

Then, in the 17th century, Italy became the center of the guitar world and a special Spanish guitar-making school began to develop at the end of the 18th century. The start of this development after the addition of the 6th string so that the guitar with 6 strings appeared. More and more people are starting to use the 6-string guitar instead of the 4 and 5-string guitar. This is because the 6 strings provide a wider variety of color tones.

Acoustic Guitar Shape Change

acoustic guitar In the 19th century where communication and transportation developed rapidly, allowing guitar players to travel to various cities, countries, and continents. In this way, the guitar is increasingly widely known by people from various parts of the world.

In addition, Antonio de Torres change the shape of the Spanish guitar to a more modern form. The guitars that evolved in America were the Flat-Top and Arch-Top guitars. Martin and Gibson were the ones who gave a lot of influence in making guitars in America. See you in other acoustic guitar information articles.