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Some Interesting Facts About Guitar

Matt Thompson Oct 3, 2019
After piano, the guitar is the world's second most popular musical instrument and has evolved staggeringly over centuries. Nowadays we use guitars in different genres of music like rock, metal, punk, pop, folk, country, traditional, regional, and blues. There are a lot of interesting facts about the guitar you may not know. Let's reveal some of these facts.

The Oldest Guitar

You will be surprised to know that the oldest guitar was found in Persia (modern-day Iran) about 3500 years ago. That time in Persia, the guitar was called "Tanbur".

Boost Your Brain Power

A lot of people know how to play the guitar and a lot of people don't. However, the interesting fact is that the psychologists say, that learning guitar will boost up your brainpower.

The World's Biggest Guitar

The World's biggest guitar is 13 meters long, which was certified by the Guinness World Records to be the biggest guitar in the world. The guitar was made by the Academy of Science and Technology in Texas.

Most Influential Guitar Player

According to the many sources so far the best influential guitar player name is Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).

Names of Ancient Guitars

There are some ancient names for modern-day guitars. Like Gitarre, Chitara, Kithara, Sithar, Gutarra, quitare, qitara.

Popular Guitar Manufacturers

Around the world, there are some popular companies that make guitar very efficiently. Like Gibson, Dean, PRS, Ibanez, Jackson, Fender, Martin and Gretsch. Gibson makes the most luxurious guitar in the world.

Most Expensive Guitar

The name of the most expensive guitar is the Stratocaster. It was sold for $2.8 million. The purpose of selling this expensive guitar was to raise money for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The guitar was created by Fender.

Modern Design and Dimension

The modern design and dimensions of the guitar were settled by Spanish guitarist Antonio Torres Jurado.

Guitar Shaped Forest

There is a guitar-shaped forest in Argentina. The forest is made by a man who is a farmer named Pedro Martin Ureta. The forest is made up of over 7000 cypress eucalyptus trees.
There are lot more interesting facts about guitar. These are only some of the popular facts about guitar around the world.