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In contrast to a regular acoustic guitar, an electric guitar requires extra amplification to be heard at usual performance volumes. It converts the vibrations of its strings into electrical impulses, which are then reproduced as sound by loudspeakers, using one or more pickups. To produce varied timbres or tonal characteristics from an acoustic guitar, the sound is sometimes molded or electronically manipulated. This is frequently accomplished through the use of effects such as reverb, distortion, and “overdrive,” the latter of which is regarded a vital component of electric blues and rock guitar playing.

The electric guitar, which was invented in 1932, was popularized by jazz guitarists who wished to perform single-note guitar solos in massive big band groups. Les Paul, Lonnie Johnson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, T-Bone Walker, and Charlie Christian were early proponents of the electric guitar on record. The electric guitar became the most popular instrument in popular music during the 1950s and 1960s. It has grown into a versatile instrument that can produce a wide range of sounds and styles in genres ranging from pop to rock to country, blues, and jazz. It influenced the creation of electric blues, rock & roll, rock music, heavy metal music, and a variety of other musical genres.

The form of the body, as well as the layout of the neck, bridge, and pickups, vary widely in electric guitar design and manufacture. A fixed bridge or a spring-loaded hinged bridge can be found on guitars, allowing players to “bend” the pitch of notes or chords up or down, as well as generate vibrato effects. New playing methods such as string bending, tapping, and hammering-on, as well as auditory feedback and slide guitar playing, can alter the sound of an electric guitar.


The solid-body guitar, various hollow-body guitars, the six-string guitar (the most common type), which is usually tuned E, B, G, D, A, E from highest to lowest strings; the seven-string guitar, which typically adds a low B string below the low E; the eight-string guitar, which typically adds a low E or F# string below the low B; and the twelve-string guitar, which has six pairs of strings

The electric guitar is frequently used in pop and rock music in two different ways: as a rhythm guitar, which plays chord sequences or progressions, riffs, and sets the beat (as part of a rhythm section); and as a lead guitar, which provides instrumental melody lines, melodic instrumental fill passages, and solos. One guitarist in a small ensemble, such as a power trio, alternates between the two duties. A rhythm guitarist and a lead guitarist are frequently seen in major rock and metal ensembles.

Since the early twentieth century, several attempts have been attempted to electrically enhance the vibrations of a string instrument. Telephone transmitters were adapted and installed inside violins and banjos to magnify the sound, according to patents from the 1910s. In the 1920s, hobbyists employed carbon button microphones mounted to the bridge, but they picked up vibrations from the instrument’s upper bridge, resulting in a faint signal.

Acoustic guitar producers and instrument manufacturers were the first to create electric guitars. During the big band period, the need for amplified guitars grew; as orchestras grew in size, guitarists discovered the importance of guitar amplification and electrification. Hollow archtop acoustic guitar bodies with electromagnetic transducers were the first electric guitars used in jazz.

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