Guitar History and Origin

Guitars are some of the oldest musical instruments ever created, managing to travel with us over 4 thousand years of modern history with thousands of variations, with big and small forms, and with many designs that influenced countless musical genres. Here you can learn all about guitars and their history.

Classic Guitar on the Corner

History of the Guitar

From the moment first guitars appeared in ancient civilizations of Middle East, this intriguing instrument managed to capture attention of mankind. From that moment guitars traveled across entire world, achieving its final “classical acoustic guitar” form just little more than 100 years ago.

Guitar Drawing

Timeline of Guitars

Here you can learn about the most important moments in the history of the guitar. It originated in the ancient Middle East, expanded to Greece and Rome, had a large expansion during the European Renaissance, and the modern acoustic guitar form was created by Antonio Torres Jurado. It became incredibly popular after the introduction of the electric guitar.

Viola da Mano by Girolamo dia Libri

History of Vihuela

Vihuela is one of the most popular guitar instruments of the early Renaissance Europe, which helped to pave the way for the creation of our modern acoustic guitar. Here you can read much more about this famous stringed instrument.

Black-Brown Acoustic Guitar
Black Satin Guitar
Wood Guitar