The origins of the modern guitar are not known with certainty. Some believe it is indigenous to Europe, while others think it is an imported instrument. Guitar-like instruments appear in ancient carvings and statues recovered from Egyptian, Sumerian, and Babylonian civilizations. This means that the contemporary Iranian instruments such as the tanbur and setar are distantly related to the European guitar, as they all derive ultimately from the same ancient origins, but by very different historical routes and influences.
The classical guitar has crossed frontiers and managed to establish itself as a prominent instrument played around the world. The guitar is a versatile portable instrument capable of playing multiple melodies at the same time. Counterpoint is by far one of my favorite elements one can find in music. This is the reason why I play.