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oliv897
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Acoustic Guitar?

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Was the Acoustic Guitar around during the viking period?
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no. You have things like lyres/harps, but they are a long way from guitars at this point

here's a quick overview of what to expect in Viking music
http://www.regia.org/music.htm

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Unlikely. The acoustic guitar in its modern understanding evolved through 13-16cc. in Spain.

Though it does not exclude existence of other string instruments at that time, there are some mentions of them in sagas, as far as I remember.
There are a couple of bands in Scandinavia who try to recreate the music of that period.
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Ok thanks, I would have loved to take my guitar with me to Reenacting guess i will have to learn new instruments lol
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oliv897 wrote:Ok thanks, I would have loved to take my guitar with me to Reenacting guess i will have to learn new instruments lol

you could take it to play after the public have gone, you my get killed but you could take it

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It is by no means exhaustive but there is a history section
covering instruments on out site. May be of interest.
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