Encyclopedia presents the history of the guitar from the ancient times up to the nineteenth century. It starts in ancient Babylon and Assyria, brings the reader to the medieval times in Europe, presents the different types of guitars used back then, follows the development in the 17th and 18th centuries and ends with the present-type guitar used all over the world. It is emphasized that the guitar was widely used from the courts of kings all over the world up to the wandering musicians of more recent times. The guitar has always been an instrument of entertainment for people and a meeting place of generations.
It is definitely good to sink into the history and get to know more about the device one is using because one can never know when it becomes handy. Also it is good to take a break when one's fingers become bloody of too much practicing and to gain some interesting background knowledge. Happy guitar reading!
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