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Some Interesting Facts about the Guitar

Bradley DiTeresi

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A professional with a background in psychology and finance, Bradley DiTeresi serves as a partner at Casas Hof Constructora e Inmobiliaria, a real estate development company that builds condominiums in Peru. When away from work, Bradley DiTeresi spends time playing the guitar.

The guitar ranks as one of the most popular musical instruments in the world. Its roots trace back to the 1600s, and its name comes from the Spanish word “guitarra.” Here are some other interesting facts about guitars.

1. Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology students in Conroe, Texas, built the largest playable guitar. It measures 13.29 meters long, 5.01 meters wide, and weighs 907 kilos. The world’s smallest playable guitar, on the other hand, resides at Cornell University in New York. It measures 10 micrometers in length.

2. A guitarist from Ireland named David Browne holds the world’s record for the longest marathon playing guitar by an individual. His record is 114 hours, 6 minutes, and 30 seconds. He accomplished the feat from June 12 to June 17, 2011, at the Temple Bar Pub in Dublin, Ireland.

3. Fender maintains a place among the most well-known guitar manufacturers in the world. However, the company’s founder, Leo Fender, can’t play the guitar. As an electronics expert, Fender started as a repair shop for radios. It began manufacturing guitars in the 1940s and sold its first electric guitar, the Telecaster, in 1950.