A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GUITAR In ancient times hunters found that by holding their bows to their mouths and plucking the string they could make all sorts of boinging sounds; who would have thought that now five thousand years later, what began as a simple hunting bow would evolve into an instrument as widely played and recognized as the guitar.
While many argue that the guitars roots lie in Spain, the evidence shows that
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