1798 W H Hall Large Antique Print of The Evolution of the Guitar & Thermometer
Vintage Archtop Guitar Unboxing Opening Up A Very Old Guitar 1954 Guild X 50 W Original Case

The modern word guitar, and its antecedents, has been applied to a wide variety of chordophones since classical times and as such causes confusion. 1798 w h hall large antique print of the evolution of the guitar & thermometer it is described as having a bulb at the bottom of a sealed tube partially filled with brandy.