Who made the first guitar?

Answer The lyre is very similar to a guitar, as it has strings, frets and tuning pegs. Lyres were first made by Syrians (names unknown) in about 2500 B.C. Depictions of early guitar-like instruments have ... Read More »

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How to Get a Custom Made Guitar?

Custom guitars come from makers of all sizes. Large manufacturers like Gibson and Carvin offer custom made guitars. Scores of small luthiers also make electrics and acoustics to meet the needs and ... Read More »

Who made the first acoustic guitar?

The first acoustic guitars were made by the Spanish in the early 16th century. The guitar evolved from the guitarra latina, a late-medieval instrument. The early guitar was narrow and deep, with fo... Read More »

Who made the first bass guitar?

The modern bass guitar with a solid body and frets like the electric guitar, but with the range of a double bass, was invented by Leo Fender in 1951. The electric bass, i.e. any bass instrument wit... Read More »

How to Tell if an Old Guitar Is Made of Plywood?

When buying a used guitar, it's important to determine whether it's made from solid or laminated wood. If the manufacturer's specifications are unavailable, the construction of acoustic and electri... Read More »