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Friday Fact for the 7th of October
October 7, 2011

Hi everyone,

The origins of the guitar are far too big a subject for a quick Friday Fact to set up your weekend but it’s what I’ve been reading about anyway so here’s a snippet.

The man mostly credited with creating designs that influenced classical and acoustic guitars for the past one hundred and seventy years is a Spanish chap called Antonio Torres Jurado. He is first recorded making guitars from his own design in Sevilla in 1852 and the oldest known surviving instrument of his is dated at 1859. He didn’t however sign his instruments and many clever and well built forgery’s were created so we cannot be sure.

What we can know is his influence is still seen in body shapes and neck dimensions in Spanish guitar factories and all over the world.

Have a good weekend!

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