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Electric guitars

The history of the electric guitar

In the 20s they looked for ways to make guitars even louder. At the beginning of the 30s the first pickup was developed that made use of the vibration of the steel side.

One of the first guitars to be mass-produced was the Gibson ES-150. The first solid body electric guitar was built by Paul Bigsby in 1948. Inspired by this, Leo Fender launched his first guitar "Esquier / Broadcaster" in 1950. The model was later renamed Telecaster.
This was also the first mass-produced electric guitar.

The rest is history. Modern music would be inconceivable without the electric guitar. The endless possibilities of variation in sound and shape also contributed to the success of the instrument. Whether folk music, jazz, rock with an electric guitar you can always find the right sound.

Identifying features and terms for the electric guitar

ComponentDistinguishing feature
Strings6 steel strings
The top 3 strings (E-A-D) are wound
MoodE-A-d-g-h-e '
Scale lengthapprox. 65 cm
FingerboardWidth at the saddle approx. 42 mm
BodyBoard (not hollow)
Sound generationElectromagnetic pickups / the instrument needs amplification

Frequently used materials in the electric guitar

Componentused material
neckMahogany, maple
FingerboardMaple, rosewood *, ebony
BodyMahogany, alder, ash, maple, linden
Saddle and bridgePlastic, metal, TusQ, graphite
FretsNickel silver
surfacemany colors in gloss or matt
Contact person for stringed instruments
Tel.: 06021-25440

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