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Fender's Stratocaster is one of the most recognizable electric guitars ever made.
^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ Strat the "Alligator" from Graham Nash 1957 Fender Stratocaster, a classic rock 'n' roll guitar given to him by Graham Nash, with an alligator decal on the body that gave the guitar its name, Alligator.
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^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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.An electric guitar is a guitar using pickups to convert its metal string vibration into electricity.^ Acoustic Guitar Pickup Turn your acoustic guitar into an acoustic/electric!

^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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This is amplified with an instrument amplifier. .The output is altered with guitar effects such as reverb or distortion.^ Guitar Killswitch Guitarists such as Tom Morello of RATM and Audioslave and Buckethead are known for their use of killswitch in their songs to add cool effects.

.The earliest electric guitars were hollow bodied acoustic instruments with tungsten steel pickups made by Rickenbacker in 1931. The electric guitar was a key instrument in the development of musical styles that emerged since the late 1940s, such as Chicago blues, early rock and roll and rockabilly, and 1960s blues rock.^ Acoustic Guitar Pickup Turn your acoustic guitar into an acoustic/electric!

^ Acoustic guitar pickup install.
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^ The Pheo Bamboo is a hollow body electric resonator guitar.
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.It is used in almost every popular music genre.^ "Open tunings" are used extensively by almost all guitar players, and in fact were embraced enthusiastically by Carl Orff, a leader and innovator in music education for children.
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.The guitar was a good candidate for amplification due to its acoustic properties and for its potential as a polyphonic solo instrument.^ List of guitarists List of guitar manufacturers Luthier 3rd Bridge Electric guitar Acoustic guitars Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar solo Guitar harmonics Guitar effects Guitar amplifier Double-neck guitjo Prepared guitar Tablature Tonewood Fretless guitar Stringed instrument tunings .
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^ The classical guitar is designed to allow for the execution of solo polyphonic arrangements of music in much the same manner as the pianoforte can.
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^ Paired with either a spruce or cedar top a guitar with mahogany back and sides will be a good recording instrument, with a clear fundamental sound easily captured by the mics.
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.The need for an amplified guitar became apparent during the big band era, as orchestras increased in size: particularly when guitars had to compete with large brass sections.^ All claims needed for repairs or replacement of an instrument or amplifier due to breakage during shipping are to be handled by the customers,themselves, it is not the responsibility of The Guitar Broker.
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^ Through the latter years of the twentieth century, Rock & Roll-era guitars increasingly became the center of attention at pop cultural auctions.
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^ The acoustic guitar is quieter than other instruments commonly found in bands and orchestras so when playing within such groups it is often externally amplified.
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.The first electric guitars used in jazz were hollow archtop acoustic guitar bodies with electromagnetic transducers.^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ The Pheo Bamboo is a hollow body electric resonator guitar.
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^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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.By 1932 an electrically amplified guitar was commercially available.^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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^ Another type of neck, only available for solid body electric guitars, is the neck-through-body construction.
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^ Many acoustic guitars available today feature a variety of pickups which enable the player to amplify and modify the raw guitar sound.
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.An early commercially successful solid-body electric guitar was the Fender Esquire in 1950. A common mistake people make is thinking Gibson's ES-150 was the first electric guitar, but ES-150 was the name of the pickup, not the guitar.^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ I noticed that the pickups were bolted down solid instead of floating on springs like all the other PRS guitars.
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Electric guitars were originally designed by Messer, guitar makers, electronics enthusiasts, and instrument manufacturers.
^ The most extraordinary of these instruments were lovingly created by the noted guitar- maker Doug Irwin for his friend, Jerry.
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^ ELECTRICS: The electric guitar is a modern design icon and a custom build is your chance to blend all the designs and features that you have ever wanted to create your perfect instrument...
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^ Unity-gain buffer Pre-amp for Electric Guitar designed by John Cutler for Jerry Garcia.
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.Guitar innovator Les Paul experimented with microphones attached to guitars.^ After a series of Gibsons SGs, Les Pauls (with P90 single-coil pickups), and a couple of Teles and Strats he declared: "I don't like any guitars that are available.
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^ The electric guitar is used extensively in jazz , blues , and rock and roll , and was commercialized by Gibson in collaboration with Les Paul , and independently by Leo Fender of Fender Music .
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^ Les Paul w/p-90's p/u covers removed, this guitar has a Bigsby tailpiece/tremelo bar.
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[1] .Some of the earliest electric guitars adapted hollow bodied acoustic instruments and used tungsten pickups.^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ Electric guitars, Acoustic guitar and Fender guitars - Instrument Pro .
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^ Acoustic Guitar Pickup Turn your acoustic guitar into an acoustic/electric!

.An electrically amplified guitar was developed by George Beauchamp in 1931. Commercial production began in late summer of 1932 by Electro-Patent-Instrument Company Los Angeles, a partnership of Adolph Rickenbacker, Paul Barth and George Beauchamp, the inventor.^ Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars.
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^ All claims needed for repairs or replacement of an instrument or amplifier due to breakage during shipping are to be handled by the customers,themselves, it is not the responsibility of The Guitar Broker.
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^ List of guitarists List of guitar manufacturers Luthier 3rd Bridge Electric guitar Acoustic guitars Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar solo Guitar harmonics Guitar effects Guitar amplifier Double-neck guitjo Prepared guitar Tablature Tonewood Fretless guitar Stringed instrument tunings .
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.The wooden body of the prototype was built by Harry Watson, a craftsman who had worked for the National Resophonic Guitar Company (where the men met).^ In William Jeffrey Jones' words: "This guitar is the first I've built using sassafras for an entire body.
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^ Steve Trovato Steve Trovato is a guitar wizard who has worked with Albert Lee, Albert Collins Jerry and Jeff Berlin.

^ An acoustic guitar is one not dependent on an external device to be heard but uses a soundboard which is a wooden piece mounted on the front of the guitar's body.
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By 1934 the company was renamed Rickenbacker Electro Stringed Instrument Company.[2]
.The earliest documented performance with an electrically amplified guitar was in 1932, by Gage Brewer.^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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^ Nevertheless, the body of the electric guitar still performs a role in shaping the resultant tonal signature.
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[3] .The Wichita, Kansas-based musician had an Electric Hawaiian A-25 (Fry-pan, lap-steel) and a standard Electric Spanish from George Beauchamp of Los Angeles, California.^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ Born in Los Angeles in 1953, John Heussenstamm started off on the electric bass when he was seven and has been a professional guitarist for over 30 years.

Brewer publicized his new instruments in an article in the Wichita Beacon, October 2, 1932 and through performances that month. Brewer's original 1932 Ro-Pat-In Electro Spanish guitar can currently be viewed at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.
.The first recordings using the electric guitar were by Hawaiian style players, including Andy Iona in 1933. Bob Dunn of Milton Brown's Musical Brownies introduced the electric Hawaiian guitar to Western Swing with his January 1935 Decca recordings, departing almost entirely from Hawaiian musical influence and heading towards Jazz and Blues.^ Building upon an already vast catalog of downloadable music compatible with both Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM), the Guitar Hero music library is providing something for everyone this January.

^ Lloyd Loar of the Gibson Guitar Corporation introduced the violin-inspired f-hole design now usually associated with archtop guitars, after designing a style of mandolin of the same type.
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^ Jerry recorded "Blue Yodel # 9" using a mint condition 1939 Gibson Super 400N acoustic that seen in the video for the movie "Smoke".
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.Alvino Rey was an artist who took this instrument to a wide audience in a large orchestral setting and later developed the pedal steel guitar for Gibson.^ Steve Parish notes "He slept with these instruments," said equipment manager Steve Parish, who handled Garcia's guitars for more than 25 years.
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^ A section for the terminally obsessive Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel, and Resonator player.

^ The twelve string guitar usually has steel strings and is widely used in folk music , blues and rock and roll .
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.An early proponent of the electric Spanish guitar was jazz guitarist George Barnes who used the instrument in two songs recorded in Chicago on March 1, 1938, Sweetheart Land and It's a Low-Down Dirty Shame.^ Now, with We The People , Guitar Shorty delivers a moving and soulful statement, featuring some of the most fire-coated fretwork he has ever laid down and the most thought-provoking songs he's ever recorded.
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^ Picture a guitar that could replace a gypsy jazz box, a D28 Flat-top AND an L5, an instrument where your hands and pick attack, as well as your string selection, be it flatwounds, roundwounds, electric or bronze and combinations thereof.
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^ While touring Florida, Shorty met one of his idols-guitarist/vocalist Guitar Slim, famous for his hit The Things That I Used To Do as well as for his wildman stage antics.
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Some incorrectly attribute the first recording to Eddie Durham, but his recording with the Kansas City Five was 15 days later.[4] .Durham introduced the instrument to a young Charlie Christian, who made the instrument famous in his brief life and would be a major influence on jazz guitarists for decades thereafter.^ For his part, Lesh says, "the concept of collective ownership of instruments was never brought up during Jerry's life, and if it had been, I believe it would have been laughed out of the room."
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[citation needed]
.The first recording of an electric Spanish guitar, west of the Mississippi was in Dallas, in September 1935, during a session with Roy Newman and His Boys, an early Western swing dance band.^ It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960's having an electric guitar in your home was rare.
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^ I have played in multiple bands, have some recordings in, and have now been teaching guitar for 3 years.
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^ BELOW: If your first electric guitar was in the 1960's, there is a good chance it was a Teisco.
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.Their guitarist, Jim Boyd, used his electrically amplified guitar during the recording of three songs, "Hot Dog Stomp" (DAL 178-Vo 03371), "Shine On, Harvest Moon" (DAL 180-Vo 03272), and "Corrine, Corrina" (DAL 181-Vo/OK 03117).^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ All claims needed for repairs or replacement of an instrument or amplifier due to breakage during shipping are to be handled by the customers,themselves, it is not the responsibility of The Guitar Broker.
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^ E-Z Guitar Collection (Electric Version): This collection of transcriptions for the guitar contains 10 easy to play songs.

[5][6][7] .An even earlier Chicago recording of an electrically amplified guitar—albeit an amplified lap steel guitar—was during a series of session by Milton Brown and His Brownies (another early Western swing band) that took place January 27-28, 1935, wherein Bob Dunn played his amplified Hawaiian guitar.^ And most guitar heads are not teachers, they can play but getting the info to you is another story.
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^ Although I haven't recorded any riffs or the like for guitar alliance I would like to note that even though I play professionally and have done so now for over 35 years I still find info and new material highly available and helpful on this site !

^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

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.Early proponents of the electric guitar on record include: Jack Miller (Orville Knapp Orch.^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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^ The most common woods used for electric guitar body construction include maple , basswood , ash , poplar , alder , and mahogany .
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^ The acoustic guitar group also includes unamplified guitars designed to play in different registers such as the acoustic bass guitar which has a similar tuning to that of the electric bass guitar.
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), Alvino Rey (Phil Spitalney Orch.), Les Paul (Fred Warring Orch.), Danny Stewart (Andy Iona Orchestra), George Barnes (under many alias), Floyd Smith, Bill Broonzy, T-Bone Walker, George Van Eps, Charlie Christian (Benny Goodman Orch.) Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie, and Arthur Cruddup.
Early electric guitar manufacturers include: Rickenbacker (first called Ro-Pat-In) in 1932, Dobro in 1933, National, AudioVox and Volu-tone in 1934,Vega, Epiphone (Electrophone and Electar), and Gibson in 1935 and many others by 1936.
.The solid body electric guitar is made of solid wood, without functionally resonating air spaces.^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ The switch plate, pickup plate, back plate, guitar serial number plate (located on the back side of peghead) are all made of solid brass and are chrome-nickel plated.
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.Rickenbacher, later spelled Rickenbacker, offered a cast aluminum electric steel guitar, nicknamed The Frying Pan or The Pancake Guitar, developed in 1931 with production beginning in the summer of 1932. This guitar sounds quite modern and aggressive as tested by vintage guitar researcher John Teagle.^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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.The company Audiovox built and may have offered an electric solid-body as early as the mid-1930s.^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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^ Some instruments may not have a neck joint at all, having the neck and sides built as one piece and the body built around it.
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.The first solid body "Spanish" standard guitar was offered by Vivi-Tone no later than 1934. An example of this model, featuring a guitar-shaped body of a single sheet of plywood affixed to a wood frame, can be seen in the Experience Music Project.^ Purchase music by featured Acoustic Guitar artists from Amazon.com — and help support guitar education at the same time!
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^ Awesome Wooden Guitar Project This is a great little project to do in the weekend with a friend that will produce an awesome model wooden guitar which is a little smaller than half a normal size one.

^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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.[9] Another early, substantially solid Spanish electric guitar was marketed by the "Rickenbacker" guitar company in 1935 and made of an early cast plastic called Bakelite.^ Make a lap steel guitar out of a pool cue case I made this three stringed, electric lap steel guitar from an old pool cue case I bought at an op-shop.

^ The switch plate, pickup plate, back plate, guitar serial number plate (located on the back side of peghead) are all made of solid brass and are chrome-nickel plated.
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^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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.By 1936 the Slingerland company introduced a solid body electric model made of solid wood.^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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^ The most common woods used for electric guitar body construction include maple , basswood , ash , poplar , alder , and mahogany .
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.A functionally solid body electric guitar was designed and built by Les Paul from an Epiphone acoustic archtop.^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ Lloyd Loar of the Gibson Guitar Corporation introduced the violin-inspired f-hole design now usually associated with archtop guitars, after designing a style of mandolin of the same type.
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^ It was designed as a more traditional sounding electric guitar...
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.His log guitar (so called because it consisted of a simple 4x4 wood post with a neck attached to it and homemade pickups and hardware, with two detachable Swedish hollow body halves attached to the sides for appearance only) shares nothing in design or hardware with the solid body "Les Paul" model sold by Gibson.^ Looks like a Les Paul neck on a handmade body.
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^ Renaissance and Baroque guitars are easily distinguished because the Renaissance guitar is very plain and the Baroque guitar is very ornate, with ivory or wood inlays all over the neck and body, and a paper-cutout inverted "wedding cake" inside the hole.
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.However, the feedback problem associated with hollow-bodied electric guitars was understood long before Paul's "log" was created in 1940; Gage Brewer's Ro-Pat-In of 1932 had a top so heavily reinforced that it essentially functioned as a solid-body instrument.^ The Pheo Bamboo is a hollow body electric resonator guitar.
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^ Picture a guitar that could replace a gypsy jazz box, a D28 Flat-top AND an L5, an instrument where your hands and pick attack, as well as your string selection, be it flatwounds, roundwounds, electric or bronze and combinations thereof.
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^ It is far and away the best solid body guitar I have ever encountered.
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.In 1945, Richard D. Bourgerie made an electric guitar pickup and amplifier for professional guitar player George Barnes.^ The switch plate, pickup plate, back plate, guitar serial number plate (located on the back side of peghead) are all made of solid brass and are chrome-nickel plated.
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^ This guitar is everything U said and more, It has made me a better player and except for that bad Sperzel tuner it's been totally perfect.
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^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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Bourgerie worked through World War II at Howard Radio Company making electronic equipment for the American military. Mr. Barnes showed the result to Les Paul, who then arranged for Mr. Bourgerie to have one made for him.

Fender

Sketch of Fender lap steel guitar from 1944 patent application.
.In 1946, radio repairman and instrument amplifier maker Clarence Leonidas Fender—better known as Leo Fender—through his eponymous company, designed the first commercially successful solid-body electric guitar with a single magnetic pickup, which was initially named the "Esquire". This was a departure from the typically hollow-bodied Jazz-oriented instruments of the time and immediately found favor with Country-Western artists in California.^ Electric guitars, Acoustic guitar and Fender guitars - Instrument Pro .
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^ This website is about Electric Guitars and Fender Guitars !
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^ The Pheo Bamboo is a hollow body electric resonator guitar.
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The two-pickup version of the Esquire was called the "Broadcaster". However, Gretsch had a drumset marketed with a similar name (Broadkaster), so Fender changed the name to "Telecaster".
.Features of the Telecaster included: an ash body; a maple 25½" scale, 21-fret or 22-fret neck attached to the body with four-bolts reinforced by a steel neckplate; two single-coil, 6-pole pickups (bridge and neck positions) with tone and volume knobs, pickup selector switch; and an output jack mounted on the side of the body.^ The two subminiature switches set side by side are the pickup coil switches.
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^ The neck and bridge have a tone control, and the middle pickup has its own tone control.
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^ The pickups are switched by a standard 5-position pickup selector.
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.A black bakelite pickguard concealed body routings for pickups and wiring.^ This guitar appeared to have had a custom body not a PRS body, It had the step route pickups like on your site and the neck has that 1500G system that I read about on your site.
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^ The body is usually carved or routed to accept the other elements, such as the bridge, pickup, neck, and other electronic components.
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.The bolt-on neck was consistent with Leo Fender's belief that the instrument design should be modular to allow cost-effective and consistent manufacture and assembly, as well as simple repair or replacement.^ All claims needed for repairs or replacement of an instrument or amplifier due to breakage during shipping are to be handled by the customers,themselves, it is not the responsibility of The Guitar Broker.
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^ Bolt In Both ways work very well as long as you get a tight neck fit.
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^ Neck Mounting Myths #1 Bolt on Necks Have Gotten a Bad Rap By Ed Roman Many players assume that to build a good guitar it should have a glued on neck.
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.Due to the earlier mentioned trademark issue, some of the first production Telecasters were delivered with headstock decals with the Fender logo but no model identification.^ The reason it was so cheap is there was no serial number on the guitar and the PRS logo was not on the headstock .
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A 2004 maple necked Fender Stratocaster next to a Vox amplifier.
In 1954, Fender introduced the Fender Stratocaster, or "Strat." The Stratocaster was seen as a deluxe model and offered various product improvements and innovations over the Telecaster. .These innovations included a well dried ash or alder double-cutaway body design for bridge assembly with an integrated spring vibrato mechanism (called a synchronized tremolo by Fender, thus beginning a confusion of the terms that still continues), three single-coil pickups, and body comfort contours.^ Traditional electromagnetic pickups are either single-coil or double-coil.
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^ Single coil pickups are susceptable to noise induced from electric fields, usually mains-frequency (60 or 50 hertz) hum.
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^ Leo Fender , who did much to create the electric guitar, also created much confusion over the meaning of the terms "tremolo" and "vibrato", specifically by misnaming the "tremolo" unit on many of his guitars and also the "vibrato" unit on his "Vibrolux" amps.
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Leo Fender is also credited with developing the first commercially successful electric bass guitar called the Fender Precision Bass, introduced in 1951.

Vox

In 1962 Vox introduced the pentagonal Phantom guitar, originally made in England but soon after made by Alter EKO of Italy. .It was followed a year later by the teardrop-shaped Mark VI, the prototype of which was used by Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, and later Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls.^ I must admit, I forgot when I first started guitar moving my fingers to all the chord shapes seemed impossible and I quit, only to start again 4 years later.
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Vox guitars also experimented with onboard effects and electronics. .In the mid 1960s, as the sound of electric 12-string guitars became popular, Vox introduced the Phantom XII and Mark XII electric 12-string guitars as well as the Tempest XII which employed a more conventional Fender style body and thus is often overlooked as a Vox classic from the Sixties.^ The 12-string guitar is also made in electric forms.
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^ It was designed as a more traditional sounding electric guitar...
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^ Picture a guitar that could replace a gypsy jazz box, a D28 Flat-top AND an L5, an instrument where your hands and pick attack, as well as your string selection, be it flatwounds, roundwounds, electric or bronze and combinations thereof.
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The few that were manufactured also came from Italy. .Vox also produced other traditional styles of 6- and 12-string electric guitars in both England and Italy, The 12-string electric guitars had a much larger neck and body and averaged at the weight of 26.4 pounds(11.9 kg), they were also played on tables such as a piano or other sit down instrument.^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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^ The 12-string guitar is also made in electric forms.
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^ Although the most common 7-string has a low B string, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds and Rickenbacker ) uses an octave G string paired with the regular G string as on a 12 string guitar, allowing him to incorporate chiming 12 string elements in standard 6 string playing.
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Construction

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Legend: 1. Headstock: 1.1 machine heads; 1.2 truss rod cover; 1.3 string guide; 1.4 nut.
^ Turning the truss rod clockwise will tighten it, counteracting the tension of the strings and straightening the neck or creating a backward bow.
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^ It is fitted with machine heads that adjust the tension of the strings, which in turn affects the pitch.
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^ The truss rod counteracts the immense amount of tension the strings place on the neck, bringing the neck back to a straighter position.
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.2. Neck: 2.1 fretboard; 2.2 inlay fret markers; 2.3 frets; 2.4 neck joint.^ Fretboard inlays are most commonly shaped like dots, diamond shapes, parallelograms, or large blocks in between the frets.
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^ Main article: Fingerboard Also called the fingerboard , the fretboard is a piece of wood embedded with metal frets that comprises the top of the neck.
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^ The Western Maple neck has a hardwood section of paduk inlayed in the back and the ebony fret-board has a brass binding.
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.3. Body; 3.1 "neck" pickup; 3.2 "bridge" pickup; 3.3 saddles; 3.4 bridge; 3.5 fine tuners; 3.6 tremolo arm; 3.7 pickup selector switch; 3.8 volume and tone control knobs; 3.9 output connector; 3.10 strap buttons.^ To my knowledge no other company affixes one pickup directly to the tongue of the neck and the other one directly to the body.
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^ The neck and middle pickups are 10/64" from the strings, and the bridge pickup sits 14/64" away.
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^ Headstock Nut Machine heads (or pegheads, tuning keys, tuning machines, tuners) Frets Truss rod Inlays Neck Heel (acoustic) – Neckjoint (electric) Body Pickups Electronics Bridge Pickguard Back Soundboard (top) Body sides (ribs) Sound hole , with Rosette inlay Strings Saddle Fretboard (or Fingerboard) .
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4. Strings: 4.1 bass strings 4.2 treble strings.
.While guitar construction has many variations, in terms of the materials used for the body, the shape of the body, and the configuration of the neck, bridge, and pickups, there are features which are found in almost every guitar.^ Other alternative materials to wood, are used in guitar body construction.
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^ There are many varied bridge designs.
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^ It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Guitar" .
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.The photo below shows the different parts of an electric guitar.^ The acoustic guitar group also includes unamplified guitars designed to play in different registers such as the acoustic bass guitar which has a similar tuning to that of the electric bass guitar.
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^ The table below shows pitch names found over the six strings of a guitar in standard tuning, from the nut (zero), to the twelfth fret.
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^ Introduction to acoustic and electric guitar parts terminology .
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.The headstock (1) contains the metal machine heads, which are used for tuning ; the nut (1.4), a thin fret-like strip of metal, plastic, graphite or bone which the strings pass over as they first go onto the fingerboard; the machine heads (1.1), which are worm gears which the player turns to change the string tension and thus adjust the tuning; the frets (2.3), which are thin metal strips which stop the string at the correct pitch when a string is pressed down against the fingerboard; the truss rod (1.2), a metal cylinder used for adjusting the tension on the neck (not found on all instruments); decorative inlay (2.2), a feature not found on lower-cost instruments.^ This is the first of a series of acoustic instruments that will feature this innovative approach to the neck...
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^ It is fitted with machine heads that adjust the tension of the strings, which in turn affects the pitch.
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^ Pressing a string against a fret determines the strings' vibrating length and therefore its resultant pitch.
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.The neck and the fretboard (2.1) extend from the body; at the neck joint (2.4), the neck is either glued or bolted to the body; the body (3) of this instrument is made of wood which is painted and lacquered, but some guitar bodies are also made of polycarbonate or other materials; pickups (3.1, 3.2), which are usually magnetic pickups, but which may also be piezoelectric transducer pickups; the control knobs (3.8) for the volume and tone potentiometers; a fixed bridge (3.4) -on some guitars, a spring-loaded hinged bridge called a "tremolo system" is used instead, which allows players to "bend" notes or chords down in pitch or perform a vibrato embellishment; and a plastic pickguard, a feature not found on all guitars, which is used to protect the body from scratches or cover the control cavity which holds most of the electric guitar's wiring.^ I noticed that the pickups were bolted down solid instead of floating on springs like all the other PRS guitars.
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^ Some are spring-loaded and feature a " whammy bar ", a removable arm which allows the player to modulate the pitch moving the bridge up and down.
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^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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.The wood that the body (3) is made of is a very disputed subject considered by some to largely determine the sonic qualities of the guitar, while others believe that the sonic difference in a solid body guitar is very subtle between woods.^ Other alternative materials to wood, are used in guitar body construction.
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^ Boards wide enough to use as a solid body are very expensive due to the worldwide depletion of hardwood stock since the 70's, so the wood is rarely one solid piece.
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^ Renaissance and Baroque guitars are easily distinguished because the Renaissance guitar is very plain and the Baroque guitar is very ornate, with ivory or wood inlays all over the neck and body, and a paper-cutout inverted "wedding cake" inside the hole.
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.In acoustic and archtop guitars there is a more pronounced sonic definition caused by the type of wood used.^ Other type of material used to make guitar necks are graphite ( Steinberger guitars), aluminium ( Kramer Guitars , Travis Bean and Veleno guitars ), or carbon fiber ( Modulus Guitars and ThreeGuitars ).
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^ Lloyd Loar of the Gibson Guitar Corporation introduced the violin-inspired f-hole design now usually associated with archtop guitars, after designing a style of mandolin of the same type.
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^ The most common woods used for electric guitar body construction include maple , basswood , ash , poplar , alder , and mahogany .
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.Typical woods include alder (brighter, but well rounded), swamp ash (similar to alder, but with more pronounced highs and lows), mahogany (dark, bassy, warm), poplar (similar to alder) and basswood (very neutral).^ The most common woods used for electric guitar body construction include maple , basswood , ash , poplar , alder , and mahogany .
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^ Flamenco guitars are very similar in construction, but are associated with a more percussive tone.
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.Maple, a very bright tonewood, is also a popular body wood, but is very heavy.^ The most common woods used for electric guitar body construction include maple , basswood , ash , poplar , alder , and mahogany .
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^ The top, back and ribs of an acoustic guitar body are very thin (1-2 mm), so a flexible piece of wood called lining is glued into the corners where the rib meets the top and back.
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.For this reason it is often placed as a 'cap' on a guitar made of primarily of another wood.^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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^ The number of harp strings varies greatly, depending on the type of guitar and also the player's personal preference (as they have often been made to the player's specification).
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^ This allowed me to place a block of wood underneath the part of the guitar that anchors the bridge and the tailpiece.
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.Cheaper guitars are often made of cheaper woods, such as plywood, pine or agathis, not true hardwoods, which can affect the durability and tone of the guitar.Although most guitars are made from wood, any material may be used in the construction of a guitar.^ Other alternative materials to wood, are used in guitar body construction.
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^ It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Guitar" .
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^ The type and model of pickups used can greatly affect the tone of the guitar.
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.Materials such as plastic or cardboard are examples of unique but possible materials that affect the overall sound of the guitar.^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ Some of these include carbon composites, plastic material (such as polycarbonate) and aluminium alloys.
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^ This is usually a piece of laminated plastic or other material that protects the finish of the top of the guitar from damage due to the use of a plectrum or fingernails.
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Pickups

.Compared with an acoustic guitar, which has a hollow body, electric guitars make comparatively little audible sound simply by having their strings plucked, and so electric guitars are normally plugged into a guitar amplifier, which makes the sound louder.^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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.When an electric guitar is strummed, the movement of the strings generates (i.e., "induces") a very small electrical current in the magnetic pickups, which are magnets wrapped with coils of very fine wire.^ These contain magnets that are tightly wrapped in a coil, or coils, of copper wire.
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^ Single coil pickups are susceptable to noise induced from electric fields, usually mains-frequency (60 or 50 hertz) hum.
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^ Nowadays, most archtops are equipped with magnetic pickups and are therefore both acoustic and electric.
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.That current is then sent through a cable to a guitar amplifier.^ These same qualities ring through when amplified making this guitar a pure delight to play both plugged and unplugged...
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^ Electromagnetic pickups convert the vibration of the steel strings into electrical signals which are fed to an amplifier through a cable or radio transmitter .
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[11] .The current induced is proportional to such factors as the density of the string or the amount of movement over these pickups.^ Such pickups are usually placed right underneath the guitar strings.
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That vibration is, in turn, affected by several factors, such as the composition and shape of the body.
A close-up of the pickups on a Fender Squier "Fat Strat" guitar; on the left is a "humbucker" pickup and on the right are two single-coil pickups.
.Some "hybrid" electric-acoustic guitars are equipped with additional microphones or piezoelectric pickups (transducers) that sense mechanical vibration from the body.^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ Mounting the pickups to the guitar so that the passive vibration of the pickup would match the passive vibration of the guitar body.
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^ Some piezo equipped guitars use what is known as a hexaphonic pickup.
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.Because in some cases it is desirable to isolate the pickups from the vibrations of the strings, a guitar's magnetic pickups will sometimes be embedded or "potted" in epoxy or wax to prevent the pickup from having a microphonic effect.^ However, some guitars (such as Steinbergers ) do not have headstocks at all, in which case the tuning machines are located elsewhere, either on the body or the bridge.
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^ Electric guitars sometimes mount pickups and electronics on the pickguard.
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^ Guitars may be played acoustically , where the tone is produced by vibration of the strings and modulated by the hollow body, or they may rely on an amplifier that can electronically manipulate tone.
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.Because of their natural inductive qualities, all magnetic pickups tend to pick up ambient and usually unwanted electromagnetic noises.^ Single coil pickups are susceptable to noise induced from electric fields, usually mains-frequency (60 or 50 hertz) hum.
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^ Main article: Pickup (music) Pickups are transducers attached to a guitar that detect (or "pick up") string vibrations and convert the mechanical energy of the string into electrical energy.
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.The resulting noise, the so-called "hum", is particularly strong with single-coil pickups, and aggravated by the fact that very few guitars are correctly shielded against electromagnetic interference.^ Traditional electromagnetic pickups are either single-coil or double-coil.
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^ Single coil pickups are susceptable to noise induced from electric fields, usually mains-frequency (60 or 50 hertz) hum.
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^ The electronics compartments are shielded from electromagnetic interference by silver print.
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.The most frequent cause is the strong 50 or 60 Hz component that is inherent in the generation of electricity in the local power transmission system.^ Single coil pickups are susceptable to noise induced from electric fields, usually mains-frequency (60 or 50 hertz) hum.
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.As nearly all amplifiers and audio equipment associated with electrical guitars rely on this power, there is in theory little chance of completely eliminating the introduction of unwanted hum.^ All claims needed for repairs or replacement of an instrument or amplifier due to breakage during shipping are to be handled by the customers,themselves, it is not the responsibility of The Guitar Broker.
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^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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.Double-coil or "humbucker" pickups were invented as a way to reduce or counter the unwanted ambient hum sounds (known as 60 cycle hum).^ Single coil pickups are susceptable to noise induced from electric fields, usually mains-frequency (60 or 50 hertz) hum.
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^ The introduction of the double-coil humbucker in the mid-50's did away with this problem through the use of two coils, one of which is wired in a reverse polarity orientation.
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^ I also provided Jerry with a second pickup plate for Humbuckers (hum-canceling dual-coil pickups).
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.Humbuckers have two coils of opposite magnetic and electric polarity.^ The introduction of the double-coil humbucker in the mid-50's did away with this problem through the use of two coils, one of which is wired in a reverse polarity orientation.
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^ There are two main types of pickup, single and double coil (or humbucker ), each of which can be passive or active .
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^ Typically, humbuckers, which are two magnet/coil assemblies attached to each other are traditionally associated a heavier sound.
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This means that electromagnetic noise hitting both coils should cancel itself out. .The two coils are wired in phase, so the signal picked up by each coil is added together.^ The introduction of the double-coil humbucker in the mid-50's did away with this problem through the use of two coils, one of which is wired in a reverse polarity orientation.
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^ The humbucking pickups are wired with Black and White wires together in true single coil switching mode.
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.This creates the richer, "fatter" tone associated with humbucking pickups.^ The sound of the DL is quite different than most P-90 equipped guitars, it is not the muddy, bluesy tone usually associated with these pickups...
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.Optical pickups [12] are a type of pickup which sense string and body vibrations using infrared LED light.^ Fender Stratocaster type guitars generally utilize 3 single coil pickups, while most Gibson Les Paul types use humbucker pickups.
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^ Another type of pitch bender is the B-Bender , a spring and lever device mounted in an internal cavity of a solid body electric, guitar that allows the guitarist to bend just the B string of the guitar using a lever connected to the strap handle of the guitar.
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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Tremolo arms

.Some electric guitars have a tremolo arm (sometimes called a "whammy bar" or "vibrato arm" and occasionally abbreviated as trem), a lever attached to the bridge which can slacken or tighten the strings temporarily, changing the pitch, thereby creating a vibrato or a portamento effect.^ The whammy bar is sometimes also referred to as a "tremolo bar" (see Tremolo for further discussion of this term – the effect of rapidly changing pitch produced by a whammy bar is more correctly called "vibrato").
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^ Main article: Tremolo arm The Vibrato (pitch bend) unit found on many electric guitars has also had slang terms applied to it, such as "tremolo bar (or arm)", "sissy bar", "wang bar", "slam handle", "whammy handle", and "whammy bar".
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^ Leo Fender , who did much to create the electric guitar, also created much confusion over the meaning of the terms "tremolo" and "vibrato", specifically by misnaming the "tremolo" unit on many of his guitars and also the "vibrato" unit on his "Vibrolux" amps.
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.Early vibrato systems, such as the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, tended to be unreliable and cause the guitar to go out of tune quite easily, and also had a limited range.^ However, some guitars (such as Steinbergers ) do not have headstocks at all, in which case the tuning machines are located elsewhere, either on the body or the bridge.
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^ The instrument is usually acoustic and the harp strings are usually tuned to lower notes than the guitar strings, for an added bass range.
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^ A distinctly different form of mechanical vibrato found on some guitars is the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece , commonly called Bigsby.
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.Later Fender designs were better, but Fender held the patent on these, so other companies used Bigsby-style vibrato for many years.^ The suited guy at the counter remarked that this guitar held tune better than any other guitar he had ever played.
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^ Among these are "jumbo" frets, which have much thicker gauge, allowing for use of a slight vibrato technique from pushing the string down harder and softer.
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^ Many guitars feature other layouts as well, including six-in-line (featured on Fender Stratocasters ) tuners or even "4+2" (Ernie Ball Music Man).
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Detail of a Squier-made Fender Stratocaster. Note the vibrato arm, the 3 single-coil pickups, the volume and tone knobs.
.With the expiration of the Fender patent on the Stratocaster-style vibrato, various improvements on this type of internal, multi-spring vibrato system are now available.^ Fender Stratocaster type guitars generally utilize 3 single coil pickups, while most Gibson Les Paul types use humbucker pickups.
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.Floyd Rose introduced one of the first improvements on the vibrato system in many years when in the late 1970s he began to experiment with "locking" nuts and bridges which work to prevent the guitar from losing tuning even under the most heavy whammy bar acrobatics.^ The GUITAR BARRE ® , when fitted with the interchangeable 'hard bar', is similar to the various 'slides' used in most of these methods.
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^ Some are spring-loaded and feature a " whammy bar ", a removable arm which allows the player to modulate the pitch moving the bridge up and down.
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^ A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string.
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Guitar necks

.Electric guitar necks can vary according to composition as well as shape.^ In fact I personally think that a normal set neck is the absolute worst way to construct an electric guitar!
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^ The shape of the neck can also vary, from a gentle "C" curve to a more pronounced "V" curve.
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^ Almost all acoustic guitars, with the primary exception of Taylors, have glued (otherwise known as set) necks, while electric guitars are constructed using both types.
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.The primary metric used to describe a guitar neck is the scale, which is the overall length of the strings from the nut to the bridge.^ Talk about set-ups, neck resets, care & maintenance, strings, & modifications to your guitar - nut, saddle, pins, pickguards, tuners, and all the rest!

^ Other type of material used to make guitar necks are graphite ( Steinberger guitars), aluminium ( Kramer Guitars , Travis Bean and Veleno guitars ), or carbon fiber ( Modulus Guitars and ThreeGuitars ).
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^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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.A typical Fender guitar uses a 25.5 inch scale, while Gibson uses a 24.75 inch scale in their Les Paul.^ The fretboard is maple, 25 inch scale, 12 inch radius.
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^ Classical guitars These are typically strung with nylon strings, played in a seated position and are used to play a diversity of musical styles including classical music .
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^ After a series of Gibsons SGs, Les Pauls (with P90 single-coil pickups), and a couple of Teles and Strats he declared: "I don't like any guitars that are available.
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While Gibson's scale has often claimed to be 24.75", it has varied through the years by as much as a half inch. .The frets are placed proportionally according to the scale length; thus, the smaller the scale, the tighter the spacing of the frets.^ The scale length divided by this value yields the distance from the nut to the first fret.
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^ The twelfth fret divides the scale length in two exact halves and the 24th fret position divides the scale length in half yet again.
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^ That distance is subtracted from the scale length and the result is divided in two sections by the constant to yield the distance from the first fret to the second fret.
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.Necks are described as bolt-on, set-in, or neck-through depending on how they are attached to the body.^ We do it to set neck models and to Bolt In models.
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^ See also: Set-in neck , Bolt-on neck , and Neck-through This is the point at which the neck is either bolted or glued to the body of the guitar.
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^ Personally I think it works best on a Bolt In Model but even a novice can easily hear the difference on a set neck version of a PRS. .
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.Set-in necks are glued to the body in the factory, and are said to have a warmer tone and greater sustain; this is the most traditional type of joint.^ The glue between the neck & body of a guitar will prevent 60% to 70% of high end tone transference.
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^ Yes, traditional method, hard on finger, wrist, other body parts - not comfortable nor easily sustainable.
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^ Consequently you get better stability , even more tone & sustain and as an added bonus you can reach higher up the neck.
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.Bolt-on necks were pioneered by Leo Fender to facilitate easy adjustment and replacement of the guitar neck.^ Neck Mounting Myths #1 Bolt on Necks Have Gotten a Bad Rap By Ed Roman Many players assume that to build a good guitar it should have a glued on neck.
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^ The electric guitar is used extensively in jazz , blues , and rock and roll , and was commercialized by Gibson in collaboration with Les Paul , and independently by Leo Fender of Fender Music .
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^ See also: Set-in neck , Bolt-on neck , and Neck-through This is the point at which the neck is either bolted or glued to the body of the guitar.
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.Neck-through instruments extend the neck itself to form the center of the guitar body, and are known for long sustain and for being particularly sturdy.^ The neck of this guitar runs through the middle of the body.
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^ The oldest known iconographic representation of an instrument displaying all the essential features of a guitar being played is a 3,300 year old stone carving of a Hittite bard.
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^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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.While a set neck can be carefully unglued by a skilled luthier, and a bolt-on neck can simply be unscrewed, a neck-through design is difficult or even impossible to repair, depending on the damage.^ We do it to set neck models and to Bolt In models.
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^ Personally I think it works best on a Bolt In Model but even a novice can easily hear the difference on a set neck version of a PRS. .
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^ Bolt-on necks, though they are historically associated with cheaper instruments, do offer greater flexibility in the guitar's set-up, and allow easier access for neck joint maintenance and repairs.
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.Historically, the bolt-on style has been more popular for ease of installation and adjustment; since bolt-on necks can be easily removed, there is an after-market in replacement bolt-on necks from companies such as Warmoth and Mighty Mite.^ First of all there is absolutely nothing wrong with a bolt on or bolt in neck as long as its done right.
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^ The bolt in like the Quicksilver is superior because there is no protruding flange to bolt the neck onto.
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^ A bolt in neck requires a lot more work, there is no room for a sloppy fit like on a glue in neck.
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.Some instruments, notably most Gibson models, have continued to use set/glued necks.^ We do it to set neck models and to Bolt In models.
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^ Some instruments have a filler strip running down the length and behind the neck, used for strength and/or to fill the cavity through which the trussrod was installed in the neck.
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^ Most rock musicians play instruments for limited periods, continually opting to move on to newer, improved models.
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.Neck-through bodies are somewhat more common in bass guitars.^ The neck of this guitar runs through the middle of the body.
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^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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.The materials used in the manufacture of the neck have great influence over the tone of the instrument.^ Other type of material used to make guitar necks are graphite ( Steinberger guitars), aluminium ( Kramer Guitars , Travis Bean and Veleno guitars ), or carbon fiber ( Modulus Guitars and ThreeGuitars ).
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^ Some instruments have a filler strip running down the length and behind the neck, used for strength and/or to fill the cavity through which the trussrod was installed in the neck.
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^ Classical and flamenco instruments have historically used gut strings but these have been superseded by nylon and carbon-fibre materials.
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.Hardwoods are very much preferred, with maple, ash, and mahogany topping the list.^ The most common woods used for electric guitar body construction include maple , basswood , ash , poplar , alder , and mahogany .
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.The neck and fingerboard can be made from different materials, such as a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard.^ I experimented with different finishes on the neck and fingerboard and I spent hundreds of hours on the heart of the guitar ( The Neck Joint) .
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^ The back and sides are made out of a variety of timbers such as mahogany, Indian rosewood and highly regarded Brazilian rosewood ( Dalbergia nigra ).
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^ Description: 25.5 in maple neck, 24 fret ebony fingerboard, blonde Western "quilted" maple body with at purpleheart (amaranth) core.
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.In the 1980s, exotic man-made materials such as graphite began to be used, but are pricey and never have replaced wood in production instruments.^ Other type of material used to make guitar necks are graphite ( Steinberger guitars), aluminium ( Kramer Guitars , Travis Bean and Veleno guitars ), or carbon fiber ( Modulus Guitars and ThreeGuitars ).
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^ The sound board is typically made of tone woods such as spruce or cedar.
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^ Fretboards are most commonly made of rosewood , ebony , maple , and sometimes manufactured or composite materials such as HPL or resin.
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Such necks can be retrofitted to existing bolt-on instruments.
.There are several different neck shapes used on guitars, including shapes known as C necks, U necks, and V necks.^ Other type of material used to make guitar necks are graphite ( Steinberger guitars), aluminium ( Kramer Guitars , Travis Bean and Veleno guitars ), or carbon fiber ( Modulus Guitars and ThreeGuitars ).
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^ I experimented with different finishes on the neck and fingerboard and I spent hundreds of hours on the heart of the guitar ( The Neck Joint) .
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^ Main article: Slide Guitar A slide , (neck of a bottle, knife blade or round metal bar) used in blues and rock to create a glissando or ' hawaiian ' effect.
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.These refer to the cross-sectional shape of the neck (especially near the nut).^ Nut width is 1.710.Average c shaped neck, Koa binding, A hole design, Scale..
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.There are also several sizes of fret wire available, with traditional players often preferring thin frets, and metal shredders liking thick frets.^ There are several different fret gauges, which can be fitted according to player preference.
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^ Playability I played with several different size neck tapers, different thickness and radiuses.
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^ On guitars that have them, these components and the wires that connect them allow the player to control some aspects of the sound like volume or tone.
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.Thin frets are considered better for playing chords, while thick frets allow lead guitarists to bend notes with less effort.^ The G chord is played by pushing the GUITAR BARRE ® down at the G labeled fret.
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^ Their use allows a player to play in different keys without having to change the chord formations they use.
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^ Many open tunings, where all of the strings are tuned to a similar note or chord, are popular for slide guitar playing.
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.An electric guitar with a neck which folds back called the "Foldaxe" was designed and built for Chet Atkins by Roger Field (featured in Atkins' book "Me and My Guitars."^ In fact I personally think that a normal set neck is the absolute worst way to construct an electric guitar!
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^ Most modern guitars feature a 12" neck radius, while older guitars from the 1960s and 1970s usually feature a 6-8" neck radius.
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^ The acoustic guitar group also includes unamplified guitars designed to play in different registers such as the acoustic bass guitar which has a similar tuning to that of the electric bass guitar.
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). .Steinberger guitars developed a line of exotic instruments without headstocks, with tuning done on the bridge instead.^ List of guitarists List of guitar manufacturers Luthier 3rd Bridge Electric guitar Acoustic guitars Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar solo Guitar harmonics Guitar effects Guitar amplifier Double-neck guitjo Prepared guitar Tablature Tonewood Fretless guitar Stringed instrument tunings .
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^ Main article: Guitar tuning The guitar is a transposing instrument .
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^ This allows a guitar to mimic many vintage models of guitar, as well as output alternate tunings without the need to adjust the strings.
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Sound and effects

.While an acoustic guitar's sound is largely dependent on the vibration of the guitar's body and the air within it, the sound of an electric guitar is largely dependent on a magnetically induced electrical signal, generated by the vibration of metal strings near sensitive pickups.^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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.The signal is then "shaped" on its path to the amplifier by using a range of effect devices or circuits that modify the tone and characteristics of the signal.^ Another use for hexaphonic pickups is to send the output signals to a MIDI interpretation device, which determines the note pitch, duration, attack and decay characteristics and so forth.
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^ He uses the best components available today to create world-class modern amplification that retains the vintage feel and tone of classic amplifiers.
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^ Most importantly this allows you to shape the tone of your effected signal with the tone controls of your guitar.
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.The most basic sound-shaping circuitry are the volume control (potentiometer), tone control (which "rolls off" the treble frequencies), and the pick-up selectors which are found on most electric guitars, and the gain and tone (usually consisting of at least bass and treble) controls on the guitar amplifier.^ By running the effects loop from the guitar you are able to shape the sound of the effects with the tone controls of the guitar.
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^ The stereo jack runs out of the guitar to the effects rack and then back into the guitar BEFORE the volume control.
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^ The electric bass guitar is similar in tuning to the traditional double bass viol.
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.In the 1960s, some guitarists began exploring a wider range of tonal effects by distorting the sound of the instrument.^ With the effects loop and unity gain buffer you have 5 different distortion tones and you can roll the tone off to get real cool horn like sounds.
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.To do this, they increased the gain, or volume, of the preamplifier, which produced a "fuzzy" sound.^ The popularity of the larger " dreadnought " body size amongst acoustic performers is related to the greater sound volume produced.
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.This effect is called "clipping" by sound engineers, because when viewed with an oscilloscope, the wave forms of a distorted signal appear to have had their peaks "clipped" off.^ With the effects loop and unity gain buffer you have 5 different distortion tones and you can roll the tone off to get real cool horn like sounds.
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This was not actually a new development in the instrument, but rather a shift of aesthetics. This sound was not generally recognized previously as desirable. .In the 1960s, the tonal palette of the electric guitar was further modified by introducing an effects box in its signal path.^ Such electric guitars were introduced in the 20th century and continue to have a profound influence on popular culture .
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^ Most importantly this allows you to shape the tone of your effected signal with the tone controls of your guitar.
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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.Traditionally built in a small metal chassis with an on/off foot switch, such "stomp boxes" have become an important part of the electric guitar tone in many genres.^ Such electric guitars were introduced in the 20th century and continue to have a profound influence on popular culture .
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^ The acoustic guitar group also includes unamplified guitars designed to play in different registers such as the acoustic bass guitar which has a similar tuning to that of the electric bass guitar.
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^ Standard classical guitars have 19 frets and electric guitars between 21 to 24 frets (though Ibanez has issued guitars with as many as 36 frets.
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.Typical effects include stereo chorus, fuzz, wah-wah and flanging, compression/sustain, delay, reverb, and phase shift.^ Other options include specialized switching that produces coil-splitting, in/out of phase and other effects.
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Not all special effects are electronic; in 1967, guitarist Jimmy Page of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin created unusual, psychedelic sound effects by playing the electric guitar using a violin bow with a delay pedal and wah pedal
A Boss "stomp-box"-style distortion pedal in use.
.In the 1970s, as effects pedals proliferated, their sounds were combined with tube distortion at lower, more controlled volumes by using power attenuators such as Tom Scholz' Power Soak as well as re-amplified dummy loads such as Eddie Van Halen's use of a variac, power resistor, post-power-tube effects, and a final solid-state amp driving the guitar speakers.^ These include tapping , extensive use of legato through pull-offs and hammer-ons (also known as slurs), pinch harmonics , volume swells , and use of a tremolo arm or effects pedals .
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^ Eddie Van Halen sometimes uses a device known as a 'D Tuna,' the patent for which he owns.
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^ I wanted that original signature Eddie Van Halen "Brown Sound" like an early Kramer or Ernie Ball and I wanted the jangly 60's Rickenbacker tone.
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.A variac is one approach to power-supply based power attenuation, to make the sound of power-tube distortion more practically available.^ The sound is frequently modified by other electronic devices or the natural distortion of valves ( vacuum tubes ) in the amplifier.
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^ Tortoise shell was the most commonly used material in the early days of pick making but as tortoises became more and more endangered, the practice of using their shells for picks or anything else was banned.
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By the 1980s and 1990s, digital and software effects became capable of replicating the analog effects used in the past. .These new digital effects attempted to model the sound produced by analog effects and tube amps, to varying degrees of quality.^ However, following Fender's example, electric guitarists traditionally reverse these meanings when speaking of hardware devices and the effects they produce.
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^ By 1993, he was using these effects, but used a Groove Tube TRIO preamp as well as a Real Tube Reverb unit to go direct to the soundboard, when all of the power amps & speakers were removed from the stage.
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^ In general, vibrato is a variation in pitch , whereas tremolo is a variation in volume, so the tremolo bar is actually a vibrato bar and the "Vibrolux" amps actually had a tremolo effect.
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.There are many free guitar effects computer programs for computers that can be downloaded via the Internet.^ Harp guitars Harp Guitars are difficult to classify as there are many variations within this type of guitar.
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^ In addition to the guitars, there will be many rare Grateful Dead items to intrigue the participants of this auction.
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^ We index the free-to-download classical mp3s on the internet.
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.Now, computers with sound cards can be used as digital guitar effects processors.^ The distinctive guitar sound of Billy Gibbons is attributed to using a quarter or peso as a pick.
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^ Main article: Slide Guitar A slide , (neck of a bottle, knife blade or round metal bar) used in blues and rock to create a glissando or ' hawaiian ' effect.
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^ We now know much more about guitar construction than we used to.
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.Although digital and software effects offer many advantages, many guitarists still use analog effects.^ Many guitarists use a long established, centuries-old tuning variation where the lowest string is 'dropped' two semi-tones down.
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In 2002, Gibson announced the first digital guitar, which performs analog-to-digital conversion internally. The resulting digital signal is delivered over a standard Ethernet cable, eliminating cable-induced line noise. .The guitar also provides independent signal processing for each individual string.^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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Also, in 2003 amp maker Line 6 released the Variax guitar. .It differs in some fundamental ways from conventional solid-body electrics.^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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^ It was designed for, as John Page puts it, "a more adult tone than a traditional solid body electric...
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.For example it uses piezoelectric pickups instead of the conventional electromagnetic ones, and has an on-board computer capable of modifying the sound of the guitar to model the sound of many instruments.^ The type and model of pickups used can greatly affect the tone of the guitar.
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^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ The distinctive guitar sound of Billy Gibbons is attributed to using a quarter or peso as a pick.
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Extended playing techniques

.The sound of a guitar is not only adapted by electronic sound effects, but also heavily by all kinds of new techniques developed or becoming possible in combination with the electric amplification.^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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^ This purpose has been largely superseded by electrical amplification, but the resonator guitar is still played because of its distinctive sound.
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^ GuitarAlliance.com is a comprehensive members only training program in the best and most effective popular techniques, styles, fundamentals and progressive topics for the guitar.

This is called extended technique. Famous extended techniques are the use of the tremolo, as mentioned above, playing harmonics, palm muting, shred guitar, tapping, pinch harmonic, dive bomb. .These are all common techniques mainly used in hard rock and heavy metal.^ These are all used without permission, for educational purposes only, all copyrights remain with the original copyright holders.
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Also other techniques exist, such as playing with audio feedback and alternate tunings. .Sometimes guitars are even adapted with extra modifications to alter the sound, examples: usage of the slide, prepared guitar and 3rd bridge.^ In addition to the guitar's mass, other dominant factors that affect its sound are the scale length, the total string length, the angle of the strings as they cross over the string nut and the bridge, or the "speaking string".
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Types

Solid body

.Solid body electric guitars have no hollow internal cavity to accommodate vibration and no sound holes such as those used to amplify string vibrations in acoustic guitars.^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ The sound hole is usually a round hole in the top of the guitar under the strings.
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.Solid body instruments are generally made up of hardwood with a lacquer coating.^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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The wood is dried for 3 to 6 months in heated storage before being cut to shape. .The sound that is audible in music featuring electric guitars is produced by pickups on the guitar that convert the string vibrations into an electrical signal.^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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^ Main article: Pickup (music) Pickups are transducers attached to a guitar that detect (or "pick up") string vibrations and convert the mechanical energy of the string into electrical energy.
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^ Electromagnetic pickups convert the vibration of the steel strings into electrical signals which are fed to an amplifier through a cable or radio transmitter .
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.The signal is then fed to an amplifier (or amp) and speaker.^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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^ Electromagnetic pickups convert the vibration of the steel strings into electrical signals which are fed to an amplifier through a cable or radio transmitter .
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.One of the first solid body guitars was invented by Les Paul.^ The hardest one was reproducing the Les Paul's tonality without the inherent Les Paul muddiness.
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^ In William Jeffrey Jones' words: "This guitar is the first I've built using sassafras for an entire body.
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^ It is far and away the best solid body guitar I have ever encountered.
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.Gibson did not present their 'Les Paul' guitar prototypes to the public, as they did not believe it would catch on.^ After a series of Gibsons SGs, Les Pauls (with P90 single-coil pickups), and a couple of Teles and Strats he declared: "I don't like any guitars that are available.
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^ Traditional tuner layout is "3+3" in which each side of the headstock has three tuners (such as on Gibson Les Pauls ).
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^ The electric guitar is used extensively in jazz , blues , and rock and roll , and was commercialized by Gibson in collaboration with Les Paul , and independently by Leo Fender of Fender Music .
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.The first mass-produced solid-body guitar was Fender's Broadcaster (later to become the 'Telecaster') first made in 1948, five years after Les Paul made his prototype.^ The switch plate, pickup plate, back plate, guitar serial number plate (located on the back side of peghead) are all made of solid brass and are chrome-nickel plated.
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^ In William Jeffrey Jones' words: "This guitar is the first I've built using sassafras for an entire body.
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^ It is far and away the best solid body guitar I have ever encountered.
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.The Gibson Les Paul appeared soon after to compete with the Broadcaster.^ After a series of Gibsons SGs, Les Pauls (with P90 single-coil pickups), and a couple of Teles and Strats he declared: "I don't like any guitars that are available.
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^ Traditional tuner layout is "3+3" in which each side of the headstock has three tuners (such as on Gibson Les Pauls ).
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^ The electric guitar is used extensively in jazz , blues , and rock and roll , and was commercialized by Gibson in collaboration with Les Paul , and independently by Leo Fender of Fender Music .
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String-through body

.When discussing electric guitar construction, the term string-through body is used to describe a type of solid body electric guitar body in which the strings are threaded through holes drilled into the bottom of the guitar body.^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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^ Other alternative materials to wood, are used in guitar body construction.
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^ Another type of neck, only available for solid body electric guitars, is the neck-through-body construction.
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.The strings are typically held in place using metal ferrules screwed or glued into the holes.^ Classical guitars These are typically strung with nylon strings, played in a seated position and are used to play a diversity of musical styles including classical music .
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^ Guitarists typically use one hand to pluck the strings and the other to depress the strings against the fretboard.
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.The advantages of a string-through body mostly relate to improvements in a guitar's sustain and timbre.^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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It is also by nature impossible to install a tremolo arm and have the string ends anchored through the body. .Tremolo systems change string tension by changing the physical length of the string.^ It is used to correct changes to the neck's curvature caused by the neck timbers aging, changes in humidity or to compensate for changes in the tension of strings.
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^ 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.
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.This requires the end of the string to be anchored to the (tremolo) bridge unit directly, instead of to the wood of the body.^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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^ Timbers for tone woods are chosen for both strength and ability to transfer mechanical energy from the strings to the air within the guitar body.
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^ See also: Sound box In acoustic guitars, string vibration is transmitted through the bridge and saddle to the body via sound board .
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[A talented guitar luthier or repair person is certainly capable of installing a tremolo bridge on this type of guitar, however, this is rarely done as it eliminates whatever tonal benefits are provided by the string-through body system and permanently degrades the value and collectability of the original instrument.]
.Examples of string-through bodies on guitars include the Fender Telecaster Thinline and Telecaster Deluxe.^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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^ Timbers for tone woods are chosen for both strength and ability to transfer mechanical energy from the strings to the air within the guitar body.
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Semi-acoustic

An Epiphone brand semi-acoustic hollow-body guitar.
.These guitars have a hollow body and electronic pickups mounted on its body.^ Mounting the pickups to the guitar so that the passive vibration of the pickup would match the passive vibration of the guitar body.
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^ This guitar appeared to have had a custom body not a PRS body, It had the step route pickups like on your site and the neck has that 1500G system that I read about on your site.
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^ Tiger Guitar Electronics and how they work: Again, The Tiger has two Dimarzio Super ll pickups and one Single coil Dimarzio SDS1 in the neck position.
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.They work in a similar way to solid body electric guitars except that because the hollow body also vibrates, the pickups convert a combination of string and body vibration into an electrical signal.^ Mounting the pickups to the guitar so that the passive vibration of the pickup would match the passive vibration of the guitar body.
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^ Electromagnetic pickups convert the vibration of the steel strings into electrical signals which are fed to an amplifier through a cable or radio transmitter .
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^ The Pheo Bamboo is a hollow body electric resonator guitar.
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.A variant form, the semi-hollow body guitar, strikes a balance between the characteristics of solid-body and hollow-body guitars.^ It is far and away the best solid body guitar I have ever encountered.
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^ Main article: Electric guitar Electric guitars can have solid, semi-hollow, or hollow bodies, and produce little sound without amplification.
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^ See also: Solid body Most electric guitar bodies are made of wood and include a plastic pick guard.
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.Advocates of semi-hollow-body guitars argue that they have greater resonance and sustain than true solid-body guitars,[14]as a solid wood body.^ They are substantially smaller and more delicate than the classical guitar, and generate a much quieter sound.
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^ Guitars may be played acoustically , where the tone is produced by vibration of the strings and modulated by the hollow body, or they may rely on an amplifier that can electronically manipulate tone.
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^ The guitarmaker spent more than six years working on it, and Garcia played the heavy 14-pound guitar for 11 years.
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Several metal bodies were made in the 1950s by violin and cello makers. .In the 1970s, John Veleno made a polished aluminum guitar.^ He laughed upon first seeing it, but quickly changed his mind when he tried the custom aluminum-neck guitar made in San Francisco.
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.Liquid Metal Guitars makes a metal body guitar made out of a solid block of aluminum and then chrome or gold-plates the instrument.^ The pickup mounting plate is made of solid brass and continues in the same curve around the arch in the top.
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^ The switch plate, pickup plate, back plate, guitar serial number plate (located on the back side of peghead) are all made of solid brass and are chrome-nickel plated.
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^ The brass filigree that borders all the plates mounted on the guitar and continues around both sides is inlaid into the 3/16" laminate of vermilion of the body core.
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.Many guitars otherwise sold as solid-bodied instruments, such as the Gibson Les Paul or the PRS Singlecut, are built with "weight relief" holes bored into the body which affect the sound of the instrument[15].^ The brass filigree that borders all the plates mounted on the guitar and continues around both sides is inlaid into the 3/16" laminate of vermilion of the body core.
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^ Looks like a Les Paul neck on a handmade body.
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^ Posts about reproductions of vintage instruments belong in Guitar Critic's Corner if a comparison or in General Musical topics otherwise.

.The Les Paul Supreme edition is currently described by the manufacturer as a "chambered" instrument, with a weight relief system designed to positively affect the sound.^ Designed as the ultimate 335 style upgrade instrument, Victor Baker's model 35 is an all carved wood fully chambered beauty.
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Electric acoustic

.Some steel-string acoustic guitars are fitted with pickups purely as an alternative to using a separate microphone.^ It is a common feature on steel-string acoustic guitars.
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^ Some piezo equipped guitars use what is known as a hexaphonic pickup.
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^ On steel-string guitars, frets are eventually bound to wear down; when this happens, frets can be replaced or, to a certain extent, leveled, polished, recrowned, or reshaped as required.
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.They may also be fitted with a piezo-electric pickup under the bridge, attached to the bridge mounting plate, or with a low mass microphone (usually a condenser mic) inside the body of the guitar that will convert the vibrations in the body into electronic signals, or even combinations of these types of pickups, with an integral mixer/preamp/graphic equalizer.^ Electric guitars sometimes mount pickups and electronics on the pickguard.
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^ The resultant electrical signal can then be electronically amplified .
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^ I configured the guitar with a plate system for mounting pickups.
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.These are called electric acoustic guitars, and are regarded as acoustic guitars rather than electric guitars because the pickups do not produce a signal directly from the vibration of the strings, but rather from the vibration of the guitar top or body.^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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^ Picture a guitar that could replace a gypsy jazz box, a D28 Flat-top AND an L5, an instrument where your hands and pick attack, as well as your string selection, be it flatwounds, roundwounds, electric or bronze and combinations thereof.
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.These should not be confused with semi-acoustic guitars, which have pickups of the type found on solid body electric guitars.^ Hybrids of acoustic and electric guitars are also common.
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^ The body of an acoustic guitar has a sound hole through which sound is projected.
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^ Nowadays, most archtops are equipped with magnetic pickups and are therefore both acoustic and electric.
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String, bridge, and neck variants

.Although rare, the one-string guitar is sometimes heard, particularly in Delta blues, where improvised folk instruments were popular in the 1930s and 1940s.^ A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string.
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^ The twelve string guitar usually has steel strings and is widely used in folk music , blues and rock and roll .
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^ Many open tunings, where all of the strings are tuned to a similar note or chord, are popular for slide guitar playing.
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.Eddie "One String" Jones had some regional success with a Mississippi blues musician Lonnie Pitchford played a similar, homemade instrument.^ Some instruments may not have a neck joint at all, having the neck and sides built as one piece and the body built around it.
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^ Many open tunings, where all of the strings are tuned to a similar note or chord, are popular for slide guitar playing.
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^ You don't have to be from the Mississippi delta, Memphis, or Chicago to play great blues guitar.

.In a more contemporary style, Little Willie Joe, the inventor of the Unitar, had a rhythm and blues instrumental hit in the 1950s with "Twitchy", recorded with the Rene Hall Orchestra.^ They were more often used as rhythm instruments in ensembles than as solo instruments, and can often be seen in that role in early music performances.
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.The best-known exponent of the four-string guitar, often called the tenor guitar was Tiny Grimes, who played on 52nd Street with the beboppers and played a major role in the Prestige Blues Swingers.^ Acoustic bass guitars Have steel strings or gut strings and often the same tuning as an electric bass guitar .
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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^ The strings are paired in courses as in a modern 12 string guitar , but they only have four or five courses of strings rather than six.
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.Grimes' guitar omitted the bottom two strings.^ Rather than having only six strings, the 12-string guitar has six courses made up of two strings each, like a mandolin or lute .
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^ Other artists go a step further, by using an 8 string guitar with two extra low strings.
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.Deron Miller of CKY only uses four strings, but plays a six string guitar with the two highest strings removed.^ Although the most common 7-string has a low B string, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds and Rickenbacker ) uses an octave G string paired with the regular G string as on a 12 string guitar, allowing him to incorporate chiming 12 string elements in standard 6 string playing.
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^ The six string classical guitar first appeared in Spain but was itself the product of a long and complex history of diverse influences.
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^ A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string.
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.Many banjo players use this tuning: DGBE, mostly in Dixieland.^ Many guitarists use a long established, centuries-old tuning variation where the lowest string is 'dropped' two semi-tones down.
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.Guitar players find this an easier transition than learning plectrum or tenor tuning.^ The tenor guitar is tuned in fifths, C G D A, as is the tenor banjo and the cello.
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^ It allows a tenor banjo player to provide a guitar-based rhythm section with little to learn.
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Seven-string

.Most Seven-string guitars add a low "C" string below the low "E". Both electric and classical guitars exist designed for this tuning.^ Although the most common 7-string has a low B string, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds and Rickenbacker ) uses an octave G string paired with the regular G string as on a 12 string guitar, allowing him to incorporate chiming 12 string elements in standard 6 string playing.
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^ Other artists go a step further, by using an 8 string guitar with two extra low strings.
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^ F-hole archtop guitars were immediately adopted upon their release by both jazz and country musicians and have remained particularly popular in jazz music, usually with flatwound strings.
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.A high "A" string above the high "E" instead of the low "B" is sometimes used.^ However, the most common by far is known as "Standard Tuning," which has the strings tuned from a low E, to a high E, traversing a two octave range – EADGBE. .
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^ Other artists go a step further, by using an 8 string guitar with two extra low strings.
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^ Known as Drop-D (or dropped D) tuning it is, from low to high, DADGBE. This allows for open string tonic and dominant basses in the keys of D and D minor.
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.Another less common seven-string arrangement is a second G string situated beside the standard G string and tuned an octave higher, in the same manner as a twelve-stringed guitar (see below).^ Although the most common 7-string has a low B string, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds and Rickenbacker ) uses an octave G string paired with the regular G string as on a 12 string guitar, allowing him to incorporate chiming 12 string elements in standard 6 string playing.
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^ It is a common feature on steel-string acoustic guitars.
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^ A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string.
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Jazz guitarists using a seven-string include veteran jazz guitarists George Van Eps, Bucky Pizzarelli and his son John Pizzarelli.
.Seven-string electric guitars were popularized among rock players in the 1980s by Steve Vai.^ Seven-strings were popularized in the 1980s and 1990s in part due to the release of the Ibanez Universe guitar, endorsed by Steve Vai .
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^ Such electric guitars were introduced in the 20th century and continue to have a profound influence on popular culture .
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^ Acoustic bass guitars Have steel strings or gut strings and often the same tuning as an electric bass guitar .
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.Along with the Japanese guitar company Ibanez, Vai created the Universe series seven string guitars in the 1980s, with a double locking tremolo system for a seven string guitar.^ Seven-strings were popularized in the 1980s and 1990s in part due to the release of the Ibanez Universe guitar, endorsed by Steve Vai .
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^ Russian guitars These are seven string acoustic guitars which were the norm for Russian guitarists throughout the 19th and well into the 20th centuries.
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^ It typically has six strings , but four , seven , eight , ten and twelve string guitars also exist.
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.These models were based on Vai's six string signature series, the Ibanez Jem.^ Gaetano Vinaccia (1759 – after 1831) [ 9 ] has his signature on the label of a guitar built in Naples, Italy for six strings with the date of 1779.
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^ Seven-strings were popularized in the 1980s and 1990s in part due to the release of the Ibanez Universe guitar, endorsed by Steve Vai .
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Seven-string guitars experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 2000s, championed by linkin parkSlayer, KoRn, Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, and other hard rock/metal bands. Metal musicians often prefer the seven-string guitar for its extended lower range. .The seven-string guitar has also played an essential role in progressive rock, and is commonly used in bands such as Dream Theater and by experimental guitarists such as Ben Levin.^ Although the most common 7-string has a low B string, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds and Rickenbacker ) uses an octave G string paired with the regular G string as on a 12 string guitar, allowing him to incorporate chiming 12 string elements in standard 6 string playing.
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^ A small minority of players (such as Nick Reynolds of the Kingston Trio) close tuned the instrument to D G B E to produce a deep instrument that could be played with the 4-note chord shapes found on the top 4 strings of the guitar or ukulele.
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^ A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string.
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Eight and nine-string

.Eight-string electric guitars are rare, but not unused.^ Acoustic bass guitars Have steel strings or gut strings and often the same tuning as an electric bass guitar .
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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One is played by Charlie Hunter (manufactured by Novax Guitars). .The largest manufacturer of 8- to 14-strings is Warr Guitars.^ See also: Classical guitar strings Modern guitar strings are manufactured in either metal or organo-carbon material.
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Their models are used by Trey Gunn (ex King Crimson) who has his own signature line from the company. .Also, Mårten Hagström and Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah used 8-string guitars made by Nevborn Guitars and now guitars by Ibanez.^ A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string.
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^ The twelve string guitar usually has steel strings and is widely used in folk music , blues and rock and roll .
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^ Solid linings are often used in classical guitars, while kerfed lining is most often found in steel string acoustics.
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.Munky of nu metal band KoRn is also known to use seven-string Ibanez guitars and it is rumored that he is planning to release a K8 eight-string guitar similar to his K7 seven-string guitar.^ Other artists go a step further, by using an 8 string guitar with two extra low strings.
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^ The twelve string guitar usually has steel strings and is widely used in folk music , blues and rock and roll .
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^ F-hole archtop guitars were immediately adopted upon their release by both jazz and country musicians and have remained particularly popular in jazz music, usually with flatwound strings.
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.Stephen Carpenter of Deftones also switched from 7 to 8 string in 2008 and released his signature STEF B-8 with ESP Guitars.^ F-hole archtop guitars were immediately adopted upon their release by both jazz and country musicians and have remained particularly popular in jazz music, usually with flatwound strings.
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^ Gaetano Vinaccia (1759 – after 1831) [ 9 ] has his signature on the label of a guitar built in Naples, Italy for six strings with the date of 1779.
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^ Seven-strings were popularized in the 1980s and 1990s in part due to the release of the Ibanez Universe guitar, endorsed by Steve Vai .
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.In 2008 Ibanez released the Ibanez RG2228-GK which is the first mass produced eight-string guitar.^ The six string classical guitar first appeared in Spain but was itself the product of a long and complex history of diverse influences.
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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^ F-hole archtop guitars were immediately adopted upon their release by both jazz and country musicians and have remained particularly popular in jazz music, usually with flatwound strings.
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.Jethro Tull's first album uses a nine-string guitar on one track.^ The six string classical guitar first appeared in Spain but was itself the product of a long and complex history of diverse influences.
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^ A guitar using this tuning can tune to itself using the fact, with a single exception, that the 5th fret on one string is the same note as the next open string; that is, a 5th-fret note on the sixth string is the same note as the open fifth string.
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^ The twelve string guitar usually has steel strings and is widely used in folk music , blues and rock and roll .
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.Minarik Guitars manufactures the "Inferno V" 9 stringed guitar that has the top three strings doubled up with strings that are an octave higher, like 12 stringed guitars.^ Although the most common 7-string has a low B string, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds and Rickenbacker ) uses an octave G string paired with the regular G string as on a 12 string guitar, allowing him to incorporate chiming 12 string elements in standard 6 string playing.
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^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ List of guitarists List of guitar manufacturers Luthier 3rd Bridge Electric guitar Acoustic guitars Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar solo Guitar harmonics Guitar effects Guitar amplifier Double-neck guitjo Prepared guitar Tablature Tonewood Fretless guitar Stringed instrument tunings .
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.Bill Kelliher, guitarist for the heavy metal group Mastodon, worked with First Act on a custom mass-produced nine-string guitar.^ The six string classical guitar first appeared in Spain but was itself the product of a long and complex history of diverse influences.
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^ See also: Classical guitar strings Modern guitar strings are manufactured in either metal or organo-carbon material.
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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Andy Woodd from NZ Metal band Cripple Mr Onion uses his own custom designed 8 string. This gives Cripple Mr Onions albums their distinct sound.

Ten-string

B.C.Rich manufacture a ten-string six-course electric guitar known as the Bich, whose radical shape was specifically designed to allow the machine heads for the four secondary strings to be positioned on the body, avoiding the head-heaviness of many electric twelve-string guitars. .However many players bought it for the body shape or electrics and simply removed the extra strings.^ The steel strings produce a brighter tone, and according to many players, a louder sound.
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^ Nevertheless, the body of the electric guitar still performs a role in shaping the resultant tonal signature.
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^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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The company recognized this and released six-string models of the Bich, but ten-string models also remain in production.
.In October 2008, a ten-string electric jazz guitar by Mike Shishkov was demonstrated at the 3rd International Ten String Guitar Festival.^ List of guitarists List of guitar manufacturers Luthier 3rd Bridge Electric guitar Acoustic guitars Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar solo Guitar harmonics Guitar effects Guitar amplifier Double-neck guitjo Prepared guitar Tablature Tonewood Fretless guitar Stringed instrument tunings .
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^ Acoustic bass guitars Have steel strings or gut strings and often the same tuning as an electric bass guitar .
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^ In electric guitars, transducers known as pickups convert string vibration to an electric signal, which in turn is amplified and fed to speakers, which vibrate the air to produce the sound we hear.
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This instrument was based on the ten-string extended-range classical guitar.

Twelve-string

.Twelve string electric guitars feature six pairs of strings, usually with each pair tuned to the same note.^ Purchase music by featured Acoustic Guitar artists from Amazon.com — and help support guitar education at the same time!
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The extra E, A, D, and G strings add a note one octave above, and the extra B and E strings are in unison. The pairs of strings are played together as one, so the technique and tuning are the same as a conventional guitar, although creating a much fuller tone. They are used almost solely to play harmony and rhythm. .They are relatively common in folk rock music.^ The twelve string guitar usually has steel strings and is widely used in folk music , blues and rock and roll .
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.Lead Belly is the folk artist most identified with the twelve-string guitar, usually acoustic with a pickup.^ Such pickups are usually placed right underneath the guitar strings.
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^ Nowadays, most archtops are equipped with magnetic pickups and are therefore both acoustic and electric.
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^ It is a common feature on steel-string acoustic guitars.
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George Harrison of The Beatles and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds brought the electric twelve-string to notability in rock and roll. .During the Beatles' first trip to the US, in February 1964, Harrison received a new "360/12" model guitar from the Rickenbacker company, a 12-string electric made to look onstage like a 6-string.^ The 12-string guitar is also made in electric forms.
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^ Although the most common 7-string has a low B string, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds and Rickenbacker ) uses an octave G string paired with the regular G string as on a 12 string guitar, allowing him to incorporate chiming 12 string elements in standard 6 string playing.
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^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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He began using the 360 in the studio on Lennon's "You Can't Do That" and other songs. Roger McGuinn began using electric 12-string guitars to create the jangly sound of The Byrds. .Another notable guitarist to utilize electric 12-string guitars is Jimmy Page, the guitarist with hard rock-heavy metal and rock group Led Zeppelin.^ The 12-string guitar is also made in electric forms.
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^ The Pikasso guitar; 4 necks, 2 sound holes, 42 strings] and also the Oracle Harp Sympitar ; 24 strings (with 12 sympathetic strings protruding through the neck) are modern examples.
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^ List of guitarists List of guitar manufacturers Luthier 3rd Bridge Electric guitar Acoustic guitars Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar solo Guitar harmonics Guitar effects Guitar amplifier Double-neck guitjo Prepared guitar Tablature Tonewood Fretless guitar Stringed instrument tunings .
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3rd bridge

.The 3rd bridge guitar is an electric prepared guitar with an additional 3rd bridge.^ List of guitarists List of guitar manufacturers Luthier 3rd Bridge Electric guitar Acoustic guitars Steel-string acoustic guitar Guitar solo Guitar harmonics Guitar effects Guitar amplifier Double-neck guitjo Prepared guitar Tablature Tonewood Fretless guitar Stringed instrument tunings .
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^ On both electric and acoustic guitars, the bridge holds the strings in place on the body.
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^ On almost all modern electric guitars, the bridge is adjustable for each string so that intonation stays correct up and down the neck.
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.This can be a normal guitar with for instance a screwdriver placed under the strings, but can also be a custom made instrument.^ The sound hole is usually a round hole in the top of the guitar under the strings.
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^ Instruments utilising "steel" strings may have strings made of alloys incorporating steel, nickel or phosphor bronze.
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^ Elaborate inlays are a decorative feature of many limited edition, high-end and custom-made guitars.
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Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth plays with a 3rd bridge.

Double neck guitar

.Double neck (or, less commonly, "twin-neck") guitars enable guitarists to play guitar and bass guitar or, more commonly, a six-string and twelve-string.^ Flatpick “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” • Play Harmonica with Guitar • More How To Articles .
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An early user was John McLaughlin, but the double-neck guitar was popularized by Jimmy Page, who used a custom-made Gibson EDS-1275 to perform the "Stairway to Heaven" and "The Song Remains the Same". Don Felder also used the Gibson EDS-1275 during the Hotel California tour.

Uses

Popular music

Popular music and rock groups often use the electric guitar in two roles: as a rhythm guitar which provides the chord sequence or "progression" and sets out the "beat" (as part of a rhythm section), and a lead guitar, which is used to perform melody lines, melodic instrumental fill passages, and guitar solos. In some rock or metal bands with two guitarists, the two performers may perform as a guitar tandem, and trade off the lead guitar and rhythm guitar roles. In bands with a single guitarist, the guitarist may switch between these two roles, playing chords to accompany the singer's lyrics, and then playing a guitar solo in the middle of the song.
In the most commercially available and consumed pop and rock genres, electric guitars tend to dominate their acoustic cousins in both the recording studio and the live venue, especially in the "harder" genres such as heavy metal and hard rock. However the acoustic guitar remains a popular choice in country, western and especially bluegrass music, and it is widely used in folk music.

Jazz and jazz fusion

Jazz guitar playing styles include rhythm guitar-style "comping" (accompanying) with jazz chord voicings (and in some cases, walking basslines) and "blowing" (improvising solos) over jazz chord progressions with jazz-style phrasing and ornaments. The accompanying style for electric guitar in most jazz styles differs from the way chordal instruments accompany in many popular styles of music. In rock and pop, the rhythm guitarist usually performs the chords in rhythmic fashion which sets out the beat of a tune. In contrast, in many modern jazz styles, the guitarist plays much more sparsely, intermingling periodic chords and delicate voicings into pauses in the melody or solo. Jazz chord voicings are usually rootless and emphasize the 3rd and 7th notes of the chord.
When jazz guitar players improvise, they use the scales, modes, and arpeggios associated with the chords in a tune's chord progression. Jazz guitarists have to learn how to use scales (whole tone scale, chromatic scale, etc.) to solo over chord progressions. Jazz guitar improvising is not merely the recitation of jazz scales and rapid arpeggios. Jazz guitarists often try to imbue their melodic phrasing with the sense of natural breathing and legato phrasing used by horn players such as saxophone players. As well, a jazz guitarists' solo improvisations have to have a rhythmic drive and "time feel" that creates a sense of "swing" and "groove".
Most jazz guitarists play hollow body instruments, but solid body guitars are also used. Hollow body instruments were the first guitars used in jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. During the 1970s jazz fusion era, many jazz guitarists switched to the solid body guitars that dominated the rock world.

Contemporary classical music

Until the 1950s, the acoustic, nylon-stringed classical guitar was the only type of guitar favored by classical, or art music composers. In the 1950s a few contemporary classical composers began to use the electric guitar in their compositions. Examples of such works include Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gruppen (1955-57); Donald Erb's String Trio (1966), Morton Feldman's The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar (1966); George Crumb's Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death (1968); Hans Werner Henze's Versuch über Schweine (1968); Francis Thorne's Sonar Plexus (1968) and Liebesrock (1968–69), Michael Tippett's The Knot Garden (1965-70); Leonard Bernstein's MASS (1971) and Slava! (1977); Louis Andriessen's De Staat (1972-76); Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint (1987), Arvo Pärt's Miserere (1989/92), and countless works composed for the quintet of Ástor Piazzolla.
In the 1980s and 1990s, a growing number of composers (many of them composer-performers who had grown up playing the instrument in rock bands) began writing contemporary classical music for the electric guitar. These include Shawn Lane, Steven Mackey, Nick Didkovsky, Scott Johnson, Lois V Vierk, Tim Brady, Tristan Murail, John Rogers, and Randall Woolf.
Yngwie Malmsteen released his Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in 1998, and Steve Vai released a double-live CD entitled Sound Theories, of his work with the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra in June 2007.[16] The American composers Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca have written "symphonic" works for large ensembles of electric guitars, in some cases numbering up to 100 players, and the instrument is a core member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars (played by Mark Stewart). Still, like many electric and electronic instruments, the electric guitar remains primarily associated with rock and jazz music, rather than with classical compositions and performances.[17] R. Prasanna plays a style of Indian classical music (Carnatic music) on the electric guitar.
In the 21st century, European avantgarde composers like Richard Barrett, Fausto Romitelli and Karlheinz Essl used the electric guitar (together with extended playing techniques) in solo pieces or ensemble works. Probably the most ambitious and perhaps significant work to date is Ingwe by Georges Lentz, a towering 60-minute work for solo electric guitar, exploring that composer's existential struggles and taking the instrument into realms previously unknown to the instrument in a concert music setting.

See also

References

  1. ^ Odjean, Annok (2007-08-04). "Le père de tous les rocker" (in French). pp. 12. http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-941602@51-941668,0.html. Retrieved 2007-08-07. "La date ? Bien antérieure aux dates officielles des dictionnaires puisque Les Paul dit avoir fait ses expériences à l'âge de 7-8-9 ans, donc entre 1922 et 1925." 
  2. ^ www.rickenbacker.com
  3. ^ http://www.vintageguitar.com/features/brands/details.asp?AID=3265
  4. ^ Peter Broadbent, Charlie Christian: Solo Flight-The Seminal Electric Guitarist (UK: Ashley Mark Publishing Company, 2003), p. 59
  5. ^ Govenar, Alan B.; Jay F. Brakefield. Deep Ellum and Central Track: Where the Black and White Worlds of Dallas Converged (University of North Texas Press, 1998) pp. 242-243
  6. ^ Peter Broadbent, Charlie Christian: The Story of the Seminal Electrict Guitarist (UK: Ashley Mark Publishing Company, 1997), p. 13
  7. ^ Dempsey, John Mark. The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music (University of North Texas Press, 2002). p.120: "[Jim] Boyd, who played bass and guitar in his on-and-off career with the Doughboys that continued into the 1990s, receives credit from some researchers with what may be the first recorded use of an electric guitar. It occurred in a September 1935 session with the group Roy Newman and His Boys, who played on Dallas radio station WRR. They recorded 'Shine On Harvest Moon,' Corrine, Corrina' and 'Hot Dog Stomp'."
  8. ^ Oliphant Dave ""Texas Jazz: 1920-50", pp. 37-65, The Roots of Texas Music edited by Lawrence Clayton, Joe W. Specht (Texas A&M University Press, 2005), p. 23: "Prior to Durham's first recorded performance, Bob Dunn had recorded with the Texas Western Swing unit of Milton Brown and His Music Brownies on January 27 and 28, 1935. On this date, Dunn played an amplified steel guitar, which primarily was utilized for Hawaiian music."
  9. ^ http://www.empsfm.org/flash/guitbass/index.html
  10. ^ http://www.vintageguitar.com/features/brands/details.asp?AID=3265
  11. ^ Physics... in action
  12. ^ LightWave System Pickup
  13. ^ Alan Ratcliffe, Electric Guitar Handbook (UK: New Holland Publishers, 2005), p. 11
  14. ^ Dave Hunter, Chambering the Les Paul: A Marriage of Weight and Tone (Gibson Lifestyle, 2007), "Chambering the Les Paul: A Marriage of Weight and Tone". http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ProductSpotlight/GearAndInstruments/Chambering%20the%20Les%20Paul_%20A%20Mar/. 
  15. ^ "Les Paul Forum Frequently Asked Questions". http://www.lespaulforum.com/faqpage.html#weighti. 
  16. ^ [ vai.com - the official steve vai website ]
  17. ^ For more on this subject see Robert Tomaro's "Contemporary Compositional Techniques for the Electric Guitar in United States Concert Music," published in The Journal for New Music Research, v. 23, no. 4 (December 1994), pp. 349-367.

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[[File:|thumb|Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar]] The Electric guitar is a type of musical instrument. It was made in 1931 by George Beauchamp. It is a string instrument usually played with a pick and sometimes with the fingers. It uses things called "electric pickups" which are wire-wound magnets that change the vibration of the strings into electric current. This electric current is then sent to an amplifier that changed it to sound. This electric current can also be changed to produce effects.

The main parts of an electric guitar are the neck, the pickups, the tuners, the bridge, the input, the body, the frets, the pick guard, the volume knobs and the tone knobs. There may also be other parts that can change other sounds. A normal electric guitar has one neck with 6 strings on it, although there are 12 string guitars (which produce a unique sound) and guitars with more than one neck.

Guitars are made and sold in many parts of the world by many companies. They can be hand made or factory made/mass produced. Some of the most popular companies that make electric guitar Fender, Gibson and Ibanez. Usually, when people start playing guitar, it is a good idea to buy from a known company.

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Starting Out

When beginning to play the guitar, there are certain basic facts that should be known and certain things to be done.

Buying the first guitar

When first buying a guitar, it is useful to start with a known brand. There are cheap guitars from good brands that are great to start out on. Many people start out on a Fender Squier. Squier is a type of Fender guitar that does not cost much money.

There are several things a person buying a guitar for the first time should get:

  1. A guitar
  2. A 10 - 15 watt amplifier for practicing.
  3. A strap; the strap should be bought because of how it feels, not because of how it looks.
  4. A cable to connect the guitar to the amplifier.
  5. An extra pack of string in case one breaks.
  6. Some guitar picks.

Other items that can be useful:

  1. Guitar tuner.
  2. Beginner guitar book to learn correctly and not get any bad habits.

Introduction to playing

  • The strings of a guitar are normally tuned to the keys EBGDAE (starting from the highest sounding string).
  • Electric guitars normally have 21, 22 or 24 frets.
  • Going up the fret board towards the body(from the head), the notes are A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#. Each fret closer to the body raises the pitch by a semitone.
  • It is normal for the fingers to hurt from fretting when starting out. The skin on the fingers will quickly become harder to stop this.

Reading guitar tablature

Many guitarists today share their music through a system called tablature (commonly known as 'tab'). Tablature is a way of reading notes for a guitar. It is much simpler than musical notes, but most tabs do not support rhythm. Many tabs can be found online or in books and magazines.

To read guitar tab, generally there is a staff like this:

high E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
low E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Each line represents a string. Tab is always read as if the player were holding the guitar on their lap, strings facing up. Each number then represents what fret the finger is placed on.

E -----------------0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G -----------------0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B --1-------------1-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D ----2-----------2-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A ------2---------2-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The above diagram would be to play an open E chord, picking each string individually, and then strumming the chord. If the notes are stacked directly above each other, it means to strum the chord.

Some guitar music is written in both musical note format and tablature. The musical notes are written out, with the corresponding tablature under each line of notes.

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