Evolution of the guitar

Timeline created by Ryan9106
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  • C. F. Martin astablishes the Martin guitar company (A.D.)

    Martin is currently the most popular guitar company. The company is famous for their large-bodied, Dreadnought styled guitars.
  • Antonio Torres invents the modern guitar (A.D.)

  • Adolph Rickenbacker invented the first amplifiable electric guitar (A.D.)

  • Rock and Roll was made famous by Elvis Presley (A.D.)

    Rock and Roll was made famous by Elvis Presley (A.D.)
    The most popular music genre that revolves around the guitar, Rock and Roll, was made famous by Elvis Presley with his hit song: "That's All Right Mama". His first guitar was a Martin acoustic guitar.
  • The greatest feat ever attempted with a guitar is achieved (A.D.)

    "Stairway To Heaven" was first performed by Led Zepplin in Ulster, Ireland. The song lasted seven hours.
  • more advanced stringed instruments are developed (B.C.E.)

    Queen Shab-Ad's tombsuch as the opulently carved 11-stringed instrument with gold decoration found in Queen Shub-Ad's tomb.
  • The oldest intact guitar is made (B.C.E.)

    The oldest intact guitar is made (B.C.E.)
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  • The first guitar is invented (B.C.E.)

    The first guitarusing tortoise shells and calabashes as resonators, a bent stick for a neck, and one or more gut or silk strings.