Excerpt: The guitar, brought by the Spanish to the New World in the seventeenth century, was not common in the Blue Ridge through the dawn of the twentieth century.
Olson, Ted. 2016. The Guitar: ‘An Orchestra Unto Itself'. The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming: The Official Homecoming Guide. 24. http://mtnsofmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MOMH-ProgramGuide-FINAL-rev.pdf