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Different Types of Electric Guitars

The First Electric Guitars
  • The first solid body electric guitar was made by Rickenbacker in 1931. To amplify the sound it used a simple pick-up made from two large magnets. Later along with other manufacturers. Rickenbaker began to make guitars with twelve strings.
  • Leo Fender began to experiment with smaller pick-ups. By 1948 he had produced the Fender Broadcaster. This was later re-named the Fender Telecaster, to avoid confusion with another product of the same name.
  • At around the same time, Les Paul was also experimenting with amplified guitars. Later he joined forces with a guitar manufacturer, Gibson, producing a range of Gibson Les Paul guitars, many of which of which are still popular today.
Different Types of Electric Guitars
There are lots of different types of electric guitar. Over the years, guitar manufacturers have experimented with guitar designs, trying to produce instruments which are distinctive to look at as well as to play. Here are some of the most popular designs made.Gibson Flying V solid electric - In an attempt to modernize their designs in the 1950s, Gibson came up with the Flying V. it is still made today.
  • Hofner Violin Guitar- In the 1960s another manufacturer, Holfner, produced a guitar in the shape of a violin.
  • Vox Phantom twelve-string - Like Gibson, other manufacturers were trying to bring their designs up to date by changing the shape of the guitars
  • Kramer Baretta solid electric - Some guitar-makers have experimented with producing a distinctive sound. Kramer electric guitars are particularly popular with heavy metal guitarists.


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