West African Guitar

West African Guitar

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Long neglected by Western Ethnomusicologists who often categorised it as Europeanized or hybrid

15century - the first guitars probably came from Portugal or North Africa and were brought to Freetown by Sailors

1950’s Most Guitars were purchased in local shops and were made in Europe.


Guitar Tuning:

The Guitar is played using the thumb and index finger of the right hand

Electric Guitar. Solid body electric Fender Stratocaster.