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A New Instrument

A New Instrument

(p.117) Chapter Seven A New Instrument
The Guitar in America
Jeffrey J. Noonan
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the evolution of the guitar in America in the early twentieth century. It describes hybrid instruments that influenced the history of the guitar in America and highlights some of the changes made to the guitar, which include its increased size, larger lower bout, and more pronounced waist. The chapter also discusses the contribution of several individuals to the development of the modern guitar, including Eddie Lang, Les Paul, and Leo Fender.

Keywords:   guitar, America, hybrid instruments, Eddie Lang, Les Paul, Leo Fender

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