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String instrument of the chordophone family

  • Guitar is made out of wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings.
  • Guitar is one of the most played instruments, next to the Piano.
  • Most guitars have 6 strings, but some have a different number including popular 4 and 12 string versions and rare guitars with 7, 8, 9, and 10 strings.
  • The first sign guitar in ancient writings is the one, the romans brought to hispania.
  • The English word guitar, the German gitarre, and the French guitare were adopted from the Spanish guitarra.
  • Electric guitars are introduced in the 1930s.
  • Electric guitars rely on an amplifier that can electronically manipulate tone.
  • Epiphone was the only banjo company to successfully switch to guitar production.
  • The Fender factory makes around 90,000 strings per day. This is over 20,000 miles a year, enough to circle the world.
  • The smallest guitar in the world is 10 micrometres long with strings 50 nanometres (100 atoms) wide.
  • The Yepes 10-string guitar flaunts four resonators that work in unison with all 12 chromatic notes, to enhance and balance sonority.
  • Renaissance and Baroque guitars are usually used as rhythm instruments.
  • Guitars are constructed and repaired by Luthiers.
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