The guitar history started in 1900 B.C. People of that time used to play an instrument that was similar to guitar. Artifacts excavated from Babylonia (1900-1800B.C.) showed evidence of this. One of the plaques showed ancient figures playing a musical instrument which is comparable to a classical guitar. It had two parts- body and neck. It was bowl-shaped, flat backed and had at least two strings on the right side.
The same kinds of instruments were found in Egypt, Persian Empire and Luristan of that time. In ancient Egypt, the instrument was a bowl-shaped harp with carefully marked frets made of guts and wound on the neck. Around 30 B.C. - 400 A.D. a later development was found in a Coptic Egyptian tomb. This instrument had deeper curves, the back became flat and the surfaces were put together with wooden strips which looked like a sound box. These features are similar to today’s guitar. During the same time, Romans were also using this kind of wooden instrument. They replaced... [continues]
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