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What does the G in G string refer to?
The belief is that the term G string is derived from a Native American word geestring, a type of loin cloth or breech cloth - or it is derived from the string which supported this article of clothing. Other word history scholars think that the G in G string is somehow connected to the musical note G or a guitar string. On a stringed instrument, as a violin, the G string is the lowest and darkest string. Many dictionaries simply say "origin unknown.