Why is “standard” guitar tuning, well, standard?

A Martin Eric Clapton signature acoustic guitar.
Photo by ISeneca at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Finding the perfect interval

There’s just one problem…

Don’t worry, the Italians already figured it out

A chitarra battente, a 16th-century Italian folk guitar.
A chitarra battente, a 16th-century Italian folk guitar (Photo by Dani4P at it.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

In the end, it just works

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