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                                       Do You Know The History Of The Electric Guitar?
                                                                    By Josh Scalf



    The electric guitar was invented by a very talented man who when by the name of Adolph
Rickenbacker. The first complete setup was back in the 1930's, which was only a mere 70 years ago.
On the other hand, the Classical guitar and the Acoustic Guitar have been around for many centuries.
There is evidence that dates back to 1800 B.C., that shows the presents of guitars, or similar
instruments. There is really no comparison between todays electric guitars and the past. The evolution
of electric guitars has been nothing short of amazing. This article will give you a brief history of the
electric guitar.

Adolph Rickenbacker manufactured his fist electric guitar in the early 1930's, and equipped it with
tungsten pickups. These pickups would sense the vibrations from the strings and convert them into
electrical currents. The currents are relayed into the amp and produces sound.

Semi-hollow body are what the older guitars were know as. They were called this because they had
sound holes in the body of the guitar. This style of guitar is still very popular today.

As the Big Band era approached in the 30's and 40's, the use of electric guitars became more popular.
Plugging the guitar into an amplifier would give the much needed sound levels to be heard over the
loud surroundings of the bands.

A guy by the name of Les Paul is an excellent musician, but if for some reason you don't know this
name, he is the inventor of the solid body electric guitar. Les Paul invented the fist solid body in 1941.

This type of guitar is made of one piece of wood and has no sound holes. You are able to simply plug
into an amplifier and start thrashing. Paul's first original guitar he made was nothing to brag about. It
consisted of nothing more than a rectangular body attached to the neck and six steel strings. However,
a modern day Les Paul is simply a thing of beauty.

It was in the 50's that Gibson hooked up with Les Paul and presented the Gibson Les Paul to the
world. From that day there was no turning back. The Gibson Les Paul has been a major success for
over 50 years, and is considered the most popular selling electric guitar on the market. One guy very
partial to the Gibson is Slash from Guns n' Roses.

Leo Fender soon became the next big thing in solid-body guitars. Leo invented the Fender Broadcaster

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in the late 40's. The Broadcaster was introduced to the public in 1954, but instead of Broadcaster, it
was named the Fender Stratocaster or Fender "Strat". The Fender Strat guitar was very different from
the Gibson in the fact the the Strat had a different body shape, used different hardware, and was much
lighter. Despite these differences, the Fender has become the second favorite guitar among musicians.
Musicians such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many others play the Fender Stratocaster.

Today, there are many other guitar manufactures that produce solid-body guitars. Here are a few:

1. Washburn 2. Ibanez 3. ESP 4 .Jackson 5. Paul Reed Smith 6. Kramer 7. Dean 8. Epiphone 9.
Peavy 10. Schecter

If you want to get and advanced start at playing the guitar, check out this site where you will find quality
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                                                 Tips On Buying An Electric Guitar
                                                                 By Phil Morris



 The electric guitar is the cornerstone of an exhilarating musical experience. A good guitar will enhance
the musical experience. If you love all kinds of music then your electric guitar should be able to play all
the genres of music well. But if you want to play a specific type of music like jazz or rock, choose an
electric guitar that allows you to play only that type. If you are interested in purchasing an electric
guitar, here are some useful tips to make your purchasing easier. It will give you a good idea about the
things you should look for while buying the electric guitar.

Before purchasing the electric guitar, consider the following points:

· Decide on your budget: A good electric guitar can cost anywhere from $99 to more than $20,000.
Hence you need to fix your budget before you start visiting the shop or going online to buy the product.
Since the price range of the good electric guitar is high, once you fix your budget, it makes your task
easier.

· Choose the sound you want: One of the vital aspects of buying an electric guitar is choosing the right
sound you want. Some guitars are better capable of switching from blues to jazz to rock without
anyone noticing a change. Others are meant for one type of music, so you cannot change the sound
immediately. Before purchasing, listen to the guitar sounds of your choice. Consult a music expert to
determine the type of guitar used in the recording. He will be able to help you determine the type of
guitar that will help you achieve the same result as in the recording. Besides, you should be aware of
the type of music you want to play to help you in the selection process.

· Get the feel of the electric guitar: If the guitar doesn’t excite you when you hold it, it is not the right
choice for you. Look around in other shops both online as well as in the market before settling on the
perfect guitar for you.

For other great articles about guitars and electric guitars please check out
http://www.bassguitarsadvice.info and http://www.guitarsadvice.info. For other great updated news and
notes about a wide variety of general interest topics go to http://www.hiffel.info .




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