10 Interesting Facts About Guitars

Three Adungu Harps Guitars

10 Interesting Facts About Guitar

If you’re a fan of the guitar, or just happen to be curious about some of the interesting facts behind this beloved instrument, then you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing ten little-known things about guitars. So buckle up and get ready to learn something new!

The First Guitar Was Invented In Ancient Egypt

Ancient guitars: how guitars looked like 4000 years ago?

Although the guitar-like instrument was built 3,500 years ago its very different from the guitars we play now.

It was made from Cleaned Cedar and a rawhide soundboard, had three strings, and even featured a plectrum device attached to the instrument by a horse hair rope. It was associated with a musician of the era by the name of Har-Mose. The Cairo Archeological Museum has this amazing guitar artifact on display.

Guitars are in the Holy Bible

There are refrences to an acoustic guitars type intrument in the bible or similar musical instruments

Now I know what you’re thinking… “I’ve never read that in the Bible”. Well, you’re right. Since classical times, a wide range of stringed instruments have been referred to as guitars. The Spanish guitarra, which derives from the Andalusian Arabic قيثارة (qīthārah) and the Latin cithara, which in turn derived from the Ancient Greek, is the source of the word guitar. Four times in the Bible—in 1 Corinthians 14:7, Rev. 5:8, 14:2, and 15:2—the word kithara is translated as “harp” in English.

So, when you feel like you’ve had a spiritual experience when you’ve played the guitar… it’s likely many have for thousands of years.

The Smallest Guitar is Just 10 Microns

picture of the world's smallest guitar

To showcase a novel technique that has potential applications in fiber optics, displays, sensors, and electronics, Cornell University has created the tiniest guitar in the world, which is little bigger than a single cell and is composed of crystalline silicon.

It’s unlikely that you’ll play this guitar (unless this is a weird reboot of Honey I Shrunk The Kids). The microscopic guitar measures 1/100,000 of a meter in length (about the size of a human cell).

But the most important question is: Can the guitar be played. I’m happy to announce that answer is yes.

The six strings on the guitar are each roughly 50 nanometers in diameter, or around 100 atoms wide. The strings would vibrate if plucked, say by an atomic force microscope, but at inaudible frequencies. The entire object is around the size of a single cell and measures about 10 micrometers in length.

The World’s Largest Functioning Guitar

world record for the worlds largest guitar

The Worlds Largest Guitar

The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that the largest guitar in the world is more than 43 feet long. more impressively, the guitar is a fully playable instrument with each string carrying the correct pitch; it is not just a model.

The world’s biggest playable guitar is 43 feet 7.5 inches high, 16 feet 5.5 inches broad, and weighs 2,000 pounds. It cost US$3,000 and was created by students from Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology, Conroe, Texas, USA, based on a 1967 Gibson Flying V model.

The Most Expensive Guitar In The World

expensive guitar ever sold

The “Reach Out To Asia” Fender Stratocaster, which fetched $2.7 million in 2015, holds the record for the most expensive guitar ever.

Bryan Adams’ “Reach Out To Asia” project, which was started to aid the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, produced this guitar. It claimed the lives of 230,000 people in 14 different nations.

This electric guitar is special since it features the signatures of some of the most well-known rock stars all over its body.

Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Brian May, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Liam Gallagher, Angus and Malcolm Young, and Brian Adams are among the nineteen artists who have signed it.

Most Expensive Guitar Ever Made

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The Most Valuable Guitar is a CORONET® Diamond Gibson Guitar, which costs $2 million.

It is understandable that not much information on the guitar component of the equation has been provided given the emphasis on the showpiece’s artistic aspect. According to reports, the white Gibson SG, which is now covered in more than 400 carats of diamonds set in 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of 18 K gold, is the product of the first partnership between Gibson Brands, jewelry designer Aaron Shum of Coronet, and musician/designer Mark Lui. It is said to be a reflection of Lui’s love of both music and jewelry.

The First Electric Guitar

Adolph Rickenbacker ~ The inventor of the first electric amplified guitar

In 1932, Swiss electrical engineer and composer Adolph Rickenback invented the world’s first electric amplified string instrument. This groundbreaking instrument, which we now know as the electric guitar, revolutionized music and inspired a new generation of musicians.

The electric guitar allowed players to create sounds that were previously impossible to achieve, and its unique timbre quickly caught on with both audiences and performers alike.

Today, the modern guitar is an essential part of many different musical genres, from rock and pop to blues and jazz. Thanks to Adolph Rickenbacker’s vision and ingenuity, the electric guitar is now one of the most popular instruments in the world.

Jimi Hendrix played a Right Handed guitar upside

Jimi Hendrix would play guitar upside down with his vintage guitar

Jimi Hendrix is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He was known for his unique style and experimental approach to how he played guitar. One of the most iconic aspects of Hendrix’s style was his use of feedback and distortion.

He was also known for playing a right handed guitar upside down. This technique gave Hendrix a wider range of sounds to work with and allowed him to create new effects. It also helped him to stand out from other guitarists of his generation.

Hendrix’s ability to push the boundaries of what was possible on the guitar inspired other musicians and helped to redefine the sound of rock music.

The Fender Factory Makes 20,000 Miles of Guitar Strings a Year

The Fender factory in Corona, California, produces over 90,000 guitar strings each day. That amounts to more than 20,000 miles of string per year – enough to circle the earth! The factory produces a variety of different types of strings, from light-gauge strings for acoustic guitars to heavy-gauge strings for electric guitars.

Each type of guitar string is made from a different alloy of metals, and the exact recipe is a closely guarded secret. The strings are then wound onto spools and packaged in boxes that are shipped all over the world. So when you sit down to play your guitar, you can be sure that the strings were made in America – and that they’ve traveled a long way to get to you!

A Man Once Married His Stratocaster

Chris Black, the Man Who Married His Fender Strat - This may be the most interesting fact in our 10 interesting facts about guitar


While some people might think that Chris Black is crazy for marrying his guitar, Brenda the Fenda, it is important to remember that love comes in many different forms. For Chris, his love for his guitar is just as real as any other kind of love. And who are we to judge how he chooses to express that love?

Some might say that Chris is lucky to have found two things that he loves so deeply. After all, not everyone is fortunate enough to find one true love, let alone two. In any case, Chris is proof that love comes in all shapes and sizes – and sometimes, it even comes in the form of a Stratocaster.

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