The electronic guitar is a stringed musical instrument. It uses at least one pickup to convert the vibration of the strings when plucked, picked or strummed into electrical signals.
The electronic guitar as we know and love nowadays was developed in the 1930’s in the USA and has become one of the most iconic musical instruments in the world today. The instrument was widely popularised in the 1950’s and 1960’s through its prominent use in jazz and rock ‘n’ roll styles of music.
The invention and development of the electric guitar in the 20th century changed the landscape of modern music and culture as we know it today, defining rock and pop music styles and genres even to this day.
A number of factors can determine the sound an electric guitar produces, including the design, the pickup and both the wood (tonewood) and hardware used to manufacture the instrument.
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