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Guitar Timeline

A Guitar Timeline

1265

  Juan Gil 'early guitar'

1285

Guitarra Latina

1300

Guitarra moresca mentioned in poems of Hita

1306

Feast of Westminster - a ‘gitarer’

1350

 

1375

 

1404

Eberhard Von Cersne refers to a 'quinterne'

1429

 

1454

 

1487

Johannes Tinctoris - 'guitarra invented by Catalans'

1512

Four course guitar

1537

 

1546

Alonso Mudarra, first publication to include music for guitar

1555

Adrian Le Roy 9 books of tablature, 5 courses

1580

 

1625

Guitar rivals lute in popularity

1650

 

1674

Publication of 'Guitarre Royal' dedicated to Louis XIV

1699

 

1724

 

1749

 

1790

Sixth string added

1815

 

1840

Very popular, Sor & others

1865

 

1890

Manuel Torres develops modern larger instrument

1915

 

1916

Segovia performs at Alteneo, first concert performance

1946

Nylon replaces gut


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