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Top 10 Facts - Guitar
06.29.2016
Fact #1

The most valuable guitar ever made is the $2 million dollar 'Eden of Coronet' created by Aaron Shum in Hong Kong, China. It is covered in white Gold and thousands of Diamonds.

Fact #2

The worlds smallest guitar was made by Cornell University in New York It is 10 Micrometers long (about the size of a single cell). When strummed the strings produce frequencies so high, the human ear cannot hear it.

Fact #3

The longest Guitar playing marathon by an individual was 114 hours 6 minutes 30 seconds and was achieved by David Browne of Dublin, Ireland, in June 2011.

Fact #4

The most influential guitarist of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine, is Jimi Hendrix.

Fact #5

Jimi Hendrix mostly played right handed Fender Stratocasters that he strung backwards in order to play left handed. Jimi could also play right handed!

Fact #6

The largest playable Guitar in the world was made by the Academy of Science & Technology in Texas. The Gibson “Flying V” is as long as a school bus!

Fact #7

Guitar fan Chris Black of London held a wedding ceremony in 2001 and married his Stratocaster.

Fact #8

The highest price paid for an electric guitar at auction, was $959,500 at Christie's in July 2004 for Eric Clapton's 'Blackie' Stratocaster. The previous record was for Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia's custom-made 'Tiger' ($957,500 in 2002).

Fact #9

Guitars were not the most popular instruments in the world until early 1900s. Before that, pianos, violins and flute were much more widespread.

Fact #10

The oldest graphical representation of stringed guitars comes from 3300 Hittite ruins.

Fact #11
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