The Ancient Roots of the Guitar
The guitar has a noble and ancient history. A plucked string instrument with
the in-curving sides of the guitar is to be found on a tomb sculpture of the King
of Thebes of the thirtyseventh century B.C., and a relief sculpture from Cappadocia
of c. 1000 B.C. even shows an Egyptian guitar-like instrument with signs of frets.
Evidence exists also of plucked instruments of extreme antiquity in Persia and Arabia.