The Ancient Roots of the Guitar

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The guitar has a noble and ancient history. A plucked string instrument with the in-curvingsides of the guitar is to be found on a tomb sculpture of the King of Thebes of the thirty-seventh century B.C., and a relief sculpture from Cappadocia of c. 1000 B.C. even shows anEgyptian guitar-like instrument with signs of frets. Evidence exists also of plucked instru-ments of extreme antiquity in Persia and Arabia.