Guitar

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  • Antonio Torres creates the first guitar.

    Antonio Torres creates the first guitar.
    Antonio Torres is credited for the creation of modern guitars, inventing the "Fan top" bracing bracing pattern.
  • Frendrick Martin Created the X-braced guitar top to support the use of steel strings

    Frendrick Martin Created the X-braced guitar top to support the use of steel strings
    German imagrants to the US started using steel strings. Antonio's fan brace couldn't support the use of these strings, so they invented the x brace, whick allows the use of steel strings.
  • Orville Gibson invents the "Jazz Guitar"

    Orville Gibson invents the "Jazz Guitar"
    In the early 1920's Oriville Gibson created an arch top guitar with f holes that more resembled a chello than a guitar. This desighn became known as the "Jazz Guitar"
  • The electric guitar was created when pickups where added to hawaiian and jazz guitars

    The electric guitar was created when pickups where added to hawaiian and jazz guitars
    The Modern Day electric guitar was created when electrical pick ups where added to Jazz and Hawaiian guitars in the late 1920's, to little success untill made famous by Charlie Christian in 1936.
  • With the advent of electrical pickups, the soundbox became obsolete

    With the advent of electrical pickups, the soundbox became obsolete
    In the 1930's and 40's guitars became thinner as a result of the removal of acoustic soundboxes, giving birth to the modern electric guitar
  • Hybrid Electric/Acoustic guitar invented

    Hybrid Electric/Acoustic guitar invented
    It took a few decades to realise that pickups could work on acoustic guitars. When this was realised, the hybrid guitar was born.