The guitar is the result of an evolution of centuries and originates from the Arabic oud or lute.
After various changes regarding the shape, the materials, the number of strings; between the end of the 1700s and the first decades of the 1800s, among the various, there is an instrument that mounts 6 single strings: the first strings made with animal guts and the coated bass like the current ones. These guitars were small and, in particular, the Italian ones, very decorated.
The most important builders of the time were: Antonio Vinaccia and Gennaro Fabbricatore in Italy, Josè Pages and Josè Martinez in Spain, Renè Lacote in France, Louis Panormo in England and
Johann Georg Staufer in Austria.

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