A Louder Guitar History

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Back in the early 1900s, many factors required the need for a louder guitar. The drums and the bass were fairly loud, but the classical guitar was just not loud enough to match the volume of the other instruments. This posed the question, “how could the guitar be modified to increase its volume?” Could someone create the technology to make this happen?

During the early 1900s, there was a need for louder music because there were bigger audiences and larger venues. The classic guitar was not loud enough for audiences to hear in these larger venues. Many engineers tried to add to the classic guitar. For example, engineers added x-bracing to the guitar, which allowed the top of the guitar to vibrate, but keep it stable. They also added
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