baroque guitar (Baroque gut string guitar)

~ String instrument

Description

Predecessor of the modern classical guitar, it had gut strings and even gut frets. First described in 1555, it surpassed the Renaissance lute's popularity.

Relationships

subtypes:chitarra battente (Italian strumming 17th century guitar)
octavilla (Spanish melody & strumming guitar)
derivations:classical guitar (Classical nylon string guitar)
derived from:vihuela (Spanish string instrument.)
part of:guitar family (DO NOT USE)
picture:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M2676_-_gitarr_-_Matteo_Seelos_-_före_1653_-_foto_Olav_Nyhus_(clip).jpg [info]
Wikidata:Q748119 [info]