The predecessor of the modern guitar. Compared to classical guitar, it is smaller and more delicate, and the sound emitted is also smaller. It has the same string as 12-string guitars, but only 3-4 pairs, unlike 12-string guitars with 6 pairs with all 12 strings. Baroque guitars were used for accompaniment as well as single beat, and were often seen in musical performances in the early days of music history (500-1760 C.E.) (Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española by Gaspar Sanz published in 1674 covers many single-beat guitar songs from that period).
While the Baroque guitar has a flat body, the Renaissance guitar is elaborately decorated with layers of wood and ivory adorning the body and neck, and an inverted paper-cutout “wedding cake” inside the body hole. herd.