The first prototype guitars are known from the second millennium BC.
We have not yet shared with you some interesting facts about the musical instruments. The first instrument, it was decided to take the guitar because it closest. Guitar can be seen not only in the store and at the concert, but also in the yard or on Masters decorated guitar called Luthier.
Seven-string guitar called the "Russian guitar" or "gypsy guitar."
The range of normal guitar is about four octaves.
First electric guitar was created by George Beauchamp and Adolph Rikenbekerom in 1931. She had a metal case.
The first wooden building electric guitars created by Leo Fender and musician Les Paul in 1950, independently of each other.
First bass also developed firm Leo Fender in the 50’s of last century.
According to the magazine «Rolling Stone», the most influential guitarist of XX-th century was Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix).
The famous guitar brand Ibanez was named after the Spanish luthier Salvador Ivanesa. However, over time, the name was mutated after its successful launch in North America.
Guitarist Brian May (Queen) prefers not to play a mediator tizzy. Coin minting stopped in the 70 th year of the last century, however, especially for a world tour in 1993, the year, the Mint produced a series of British sixpence for Brian.
According to legend, the introduction song of «Metallica», called «Nothing Else Matters», Hetfield was coined during a conversation with his girlfriend on the phone. Had one hand free, so join in and appears bust open four strings.
In Finland, the competition is held annually on the fictional game masters guitar. "Musicians" just "play" on a supposedly invisible instruments.
Julio Iglesias was a promising footballer, however, was in a horrible car accident. Three years of paralysis (except arms), Julio led to the guitar. Thanks to them Iglesias became a famous musician.
Most expensive guitar in the world is the Fender Stratocaster, signed with 19 famous guitarists and sold at a charity auction for $ 2.8 million.
The most expensive production model today is the Fender Midnight Opulence, which costs $ 90,000.
The smallest guitar is an instrument that was created by masters of the University Cornell. In tool length of only 10 microns.
The smallest functioning electric guitar is Percision, whose length is 67.5 cm.
The biggest operating an electric guitar in the world is, the length of which is 13 meters 26 centimeters. The tool has been made of the Academy of Sciences and Technologies of Houston in 2001, the year. Guitar weight is 1023 kg.
The most popular and most copied model of electric guitar has always been Fender Stratocaster.
By the way, at the grave of Jimi Hendrix is shown Stratocaster.
Briton Chris Black in 1995, he married his guitar. Again, Fender Stratocaster.