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Introduction I am writing a case study about the musical world of guitars and how they have evolved through time and across the globe I aim to prove that Guitars have infuenced the lives of many people and civilisations also civilisations and people have influenced the everlasting life of the Guitar Instruments like the Guitar have been popular for at least 5000 years murals in Egypt show women playing instruments like the Guitar from the time of the Pharaohs but the name guitar appeared first in Spain in the 13th century It was probably a originated from the Arabic word Qitara the name of an instrument that was brought into Spain by the Moors after the 10th CenturyThe combination of an amplifying device in the form of a resonating body covered by a diaphragm with a pitch changing apparatus in the form of a fingerboard This has been an essential principle of many stringed instruments since the Nefer a stringed Egyptian instrument The first true guitars appeared early in the Renaissance They were distinguished from the other fingerboard instruments of the period and from their predecessors by their rounded body shape and smoothly rounded bouts Since then the guitar has grown larger its body has become wider and has taken a more sharp waist shape also there have been changes in the number and tuning of the strings Orville H Gibson 1856 - 1918 the founder of the Gibson Company was the man most responsible for the early development of the arch - top guitar Gibson first made instruments in his spare time while working as a clerk in a shoe shop in Kalamazoo Michigan during the 1870s Orvilles earliest instruments were quite unusual and featured carved soundboards black painted surfaces elaborate inlays and rims ribs cut from a solid piece of wood rather than being bent into their final shape The guitars that are going to shown hereafter depict the life of the
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