History Of The Electric Guitar
Electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses electronic pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cord strings
into electrical current. The signal may be electrically altered to achieve various tonal effects prior to being
fed into an amplifier, which produces the final sound which can be either an electrical sound or an acoustic
sound. Distortion, equalization, or other pedals can change the sound that is emitted from the amplifier.
The electric guitar is used extensively in many popular styles of music, including almost all genres of rock
and roll, country music, pop music and also in some classic music.
Custom electric guitars
Onyx Forge custom electric guitars based in California, USA is the one stop for all the custom electric
guitars. Their ideal custom guitar includes 6, 7 and 12 string standards guitars. Also specializes in exotic
woods and custom switching for active, passive or piezo pickups.
Acoustic electric guitars
Some steel-string acoustic guitars are fitted with pickups purely as an alternative to using a separate
microphone. These are called electric acoustic guitars, and are regarded as acoustic guitars rather than
electric guitars. These should not be confused with hollo body electric guitars, which are more of electric
guitars fitted with hollow sound chambers.
History of the electric guitar
Adolph Rickenbacker invented the electric guitar.
Electric guitars were originally designed by an assortment of luthias, electronics enthusiasts, and instrument
manufacturers, in varying combinations. In 1935, a Soviet scientist working separately from his western
colleagues was known to have produced an electric Russian guitar called Kuznetsov electromagnetic guitar.
The first recording of an electric guitar was by jazz guitarist Beddie Durham in 1937.
Electric guitar strings
Guitar strings are strung parallel to the neck, whose surface is covered by the fingerboard. By depressing a
string against the fingerboard, the effective length of the string can be changed, which in turn changes the
frequency at which the string will vibrate when plucked. Guitarists typically use one hand to pluck the
strings and the other to depress the strings against the fretboard. Traditionally, the dominant hand is assigned
the task of plucking or strumming the strings.
In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electronic signal, which in
turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
Electric guitar cases
Case is where the guitar is kept to protect the guitar as well to carry it from one place to another in order to
protect it some of the cases available for guitar can be listed as follows:
• The AME-30 is designed to fit Archtop guitars. Featuring the revolutionary Ameritage Humidity Control
System, which protects instruments against climatic effects which cause swelling?
• Calton Electric Guitar Cases will accommodate most electric, acoustic electric and electric hollow body
guitars. Due to the shaped nature of a Calton case, the instrument's horn length and headstock offset are
critical measurements that may be requested for your case to be made.
Electric bass guitar
The electric bass guitar is an electrically-amplified fingered string instrument. The bass is similar in
appearance to an electric guitar, but with a larger body, a longer neck and scale length, and, usually, four
strings tuned an octave lower in pitch, in the bass range.
The bass is typically used to provide the low-pitched bassline and bass runs in popular music and jazz. The
electric bass is also used as a soloing instrument in jazz, fusion, and latin.