Electric Guitar - History

Electric Guitar - History

the story of the commercial success of the electric guitar

Commercial Success

As with many inventions, the electric guitar
initially met with skepticism from
traditionalists--performers as well as makers
and audiences. But country and blues players
and jazz instrumentalists soon took to the
variety of new tones and sounds that the
electric guitar could produce, exploring
innovative ways to alter, bend, and sustain
notes.

The instrument's volume and tones proved
particularly appealing to the enthusiasts
of rock and roll, which emerged in the 1950s.
While it was important to other genres, the electric
guitar was at the heart of the cultural revolution
that rock and roll symbolized. The media
capitalized on the image of the rock and roller
with his slicked-back hair, leather jacket,
motorcycle--and electric guitar.

Rock and roll music was particularly
associated with a new electric guitar design, the
Spanish-style solid-body. The earliest known
commercially produced Spanish solid-body is
the 1939 Slingerland. Around 1940, Les Paul
experimented with such a design, and in 1947,
Paul Bigsby teamed up with country singer
Merle Travis to design a solid-body guitar that
more closely resembled the ones we know
today. But it was radio repairman Leo Fender
who would be the first to successfully
mass-produce and market a Spanish-style
solid-body electric guitar.

The immediate success of Fender's new
style of electric quickly influenced other
manufacturers to start producing their own
models. In 1952 Gibson became Fender's first
major competitor, introducing its own
solid-body guitar with the help of celebrity
endorser Les Paul. The mass production of
these and other new models of highly desirable
electrics allowed teenagers across the country
to reinvent themselves in terms of a vision of
musical rebellion and independence.

Although many people thought that rock
and roll would be a passing fad, by the 1960s it
was clear that this music was firmly rooted in
American culture. And electric guitarists had
become the superstars of rock. Live
performances in large halls and open-air
concerts increased the demand for greater
volume and showmanship. Popular groups like
the Beatles and the Rolling Stones generated an
international following that verged on the hysterical.

By then, most rock guitarists were no
longer aiming to achieve clean, cutting sounds
on the electric guitar. They began to
experiment, and new sounds and textures, like
distortion and feedback, became part of the
guitarist's language. Jimi Hendrix was rock's
great master of manipulated sound. By using
techniques such as maneuvering the guitar's
tremolo arm and playing close to the amplifier,
Hendrix achieved spectacular effects.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s guitarists
continued experimenting. Their new musical
vocabulary emphasized loud, raunchy power
chords, flashy solos, and overall volume,
becoming known as heavy metal. Eddie Van
Halen
experimented with sounds like "dive
bombing," using the tremolo arm to drive the
guitar's lowest note even lower. Hendrix had
done this and frequently forced the instrument
out of tune as a result. But by the mid-1980s,
inventor Floyd Rose had improved solid-body
guitar tremolo systems, making it possible to
"dive bomb" repeatedly.

The last several decades have also
witnessed the rise of professional female
electric guitarists. Thanks to pioneers like
Bonnie Raitt, women have earned an equal
place in what had traditionally been a
male-dominated field. Today, more than six
decades after bursting on the American musical
scene, the electric guitar still features in all types
of music and is played and admired by men and
women, young and old, throughout the world.

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anyone knows what guitar this is? or the brand?

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/mychan2/shared/Pictures/P7050032.JPG

this is the guitar i have, unknown brand. neck thru, thin neck, strat-like finger board.

Re: anyone knows what guitar this is? or the brand?

: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/mychan2/shared/Pictures/P7050032.JPG

: this is the guitar i have, unknown brand. neck thru, thin neck, strat-like finger board.

kinda looks like a reinbacker? resembles it a little

hondo guitar

I just purchased a hondo guitar second hand. the model # is H125B. Can anyone tell me anything about this guitar?The name next to the model # is International music Corp. Thanks

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wtf

DAION L 999

Hello, i am searching for a Daion L999 or L99,power xx,savage for buy.please e-mail to massride@gmx.net

I NEED HELP

I have to do a project on the electric guitar so if any1 can please email me the time line of the electric guitar please do so immediatly PLEASE
My Email: shanararowland@highview.vic.edu.au

Re: I NEED HELP

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snaping of the truss rod

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electric guitars

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others

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this sucks

thanx

thanx for the info.

HEY

i saw someone on heres name was samantha coulas! thats kool!

Hondo guitar

I have a Hondo Les Paul copy,,not a Hondo II,,but just a Hondo Les Paul copy,,,anybody know anything about pre Hondo II Les Paul copys?

Re: Hondo guitar

I have a hondo formula one series and iv tried to look it up but i cant find any info on it any where, sombody tell me about it

Re: Hondo guitar

: I have a Hondo Les Paul copy,,not a Hondo II,,but just a Hondo Les Paul copy,,,anybody know anything about pre Hondo II Les Paul copys?

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Re: Hondo II guitar

i have a hondo II, and was wondering if anyone knew about it aswell....email me...

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guitars

writen timeline

helllp

i need a hand i need infomation on
history of the electric guitar in the 70s
u all prob wont do shit to help but if you do good on ya

gibson 1965

i have got a gibson gitar that i would like to find out the age of it an how much it may be worth i like to know how i might find this out thank you alot for your time

Airline acoustic

I have a rather beat up Airline acoustic guitar. The neck it sepearting from the body. It has a metal bridge that sweeps up from the back of the guitar. It also has f holes like a violin as well as the conventional round voice hole. I was wondering where can I find information on this guitar. I am not sure of the model #. I mostly want to sell it for a fair price and help pay some bills. Please let me know.

Hag IIB - wiring schematics

Looking for wiring diagramm to repair my Hagstrom bass (model IIB I think)
Thanks.

base

i have a paper due tomorrow i need the timeline and history of the base guitar please!

DAION Performer Stratocaster Black & White

Any of you would have a value for this guitar.Please email: pascal@vanuatu.com.vu

DAION L 999

i am searching for a Daion L999 or L99 to buy.pleae e-mail to massride@gmx.net thanks.mass

guitar

where was the first electric guitar made?

Try Les Paul

Try Les Paul the guitar player

WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR!?!

CAN U PLEASE TELL ME WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR....THANKS

Re: WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR!?!

: CAN U PLEASE TELL ME WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR....THANKS Its URGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

who invented the guitar response

: CAN U PLEASE TELL ME WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR....THANKS your mom invented the guitar

Re: WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR!?!

: CAN U PLEASE TELL ME WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR....THANKS

Re: WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR!?!

: : CAN U PLEASE TELL ME WHO INVENTED THE GUITAR....THANKS

lol, the guitar dates back to like 3,000 years ago. but Adolph Rickenbacher invented the electric guitar. i think that was the question you wanted right? the oldest guitar is like 3700 years old from baghdad i think. egyptians had guitars in cave paintings, during the renisansse in spain, they were some of the first people to document the guitar. i hope this answers your question... cuz i could make a whole report on how invented the guitar :)

Hondo Guitar History

History:
In 1969, the joint ventures between Samick (Korea) and International Music Corporation (Texas). In 1972, Hondo began making copies of Fenders and Gibsons. Different models of Fender and Gibson copies became available in 1984 (Fame, Revival). In 1995, Hondo was purchased by MBT International and has been owned by them ever since.

Re: Hondo Guitar 732 mark 2

how do i find out more about my hondo guitar i cant find anything on it i dont know how old it is but it is a hondo 732 mark 2 deluxe series something or other help me out!

Hondo II Les Paul double cut copy

I have a Hondo II Les Paul double cut copy, set neck.
Does anyone know where it was made and what year?
Thanks

Re: Hondo II Les Paul double cut copy

: I have a Hondo II Les Paul double cut copy, set neck.
: Does anyone know where it was made and what year?
: Thanks

The double cut you have is probaly a Hondo II model HD770. Mine ends in AB for antique brown. Probably 1980-1982. What color is yours?

Re: Hondo Guitar History

I got a Hondo II, Les Paul double-cut copy set neck, serial H775. May I know what year and from which was it made? Thanks

Re: Hondo Guitar History

I got a Hondo Deluxe Series 775 serial H775MR. Does anyone know anything about this series? I picked it up @ a flea market, because it looked good! Thanks

how to tune a junior itchild's electric guitar

: History:
: In 1969, the joint ventures between Samick (Korea) and International Music Corporation (Texas). In 1972, <b style="color:#000;background:#ffff66">Hondo</b> began making copies of Fenders and Gibsons. Different models of Fender and Gibson copies became available in 1984 (Fame, Revival). In 1995, <b style="color:#000;background:#ffff66">Hondo</b> was purchased by MBT International and has been owned by them ever since.

I purchased my grandson a Hondo electric guitar last Christmas. He didn't use it until now and is taking lessons. His instructor says it is impossible to tune this guitar. The guitar loses the tune immediately. Can you tell me where I could get this informtion. The guitar cost $119.00. He loves it and does not want another guitar. HELP.

Re: how to tune a junior itchild's electric guitar

: : History:
: : In 1969, the joint ventures between Samick (Korea) and International Music Corporation (Texas). In 1972, <b style="color:#000;background:#ffff66">Hondo</b> began making copies of Fenders and Gibsons. Different models of Fender and Gibson copies became available in 1984 (Fame, Revival). In 1995, <b style="color:#000;background:#ffff66">Hondo</b> was purchased by MBT International and has been owned by them ever since.

: I purchased my grandson a Hondo electric guitar last Christmas. He didn't use it until now and is taking lessons. His instructor says it is impossible to tune this guitar. The guitar loses the tune immediately. Can you tell me where I could get this informtion. The guitar cost $119.00. He loves it and does not want another guitar. HELP.

replace the tuners with locking ones(just ask for locking tuners at a guitar store), and take it to a guitar store to be set-up professionally.

hondo 11 model h-21 oa i need any info I can find

: History:
: In 1969, the joint ventures between Samick (Korea) and International Music Corporation (Texas). In 1972, Hondo began making copies of Fenders and Gibsons. Different models of Fender and Gibson copies became available in 1984 (Fame, Revival). In 1995, Hondo was purchased by MBT International and has been owned by them ever since.

Re: Hondo Guitar model 4314

: History:
: In 1969, the joint ventures between Samick (Korea) and International Music Corporation (Texas). In 1972, Hondo began making copies of Fenders and Gibsons. Different models of Fender and Gibson copies became available in 1984 (Fame, Revival). In 1995, Hondo was purchased by MBT International and has been owned by them ever since.

Re: Hondo Guitar model 4314

Have an old Hondo phantom acoustic/classical, model H0105S-N, Serial number 8700530, I think it's 3/4 size, seems to have a very good sound. Can anyone tell me anything about this guitar.

Re: Hondo Guitar model 4314

I have the same guitar...... my older brother was given it by my grandma who had it left in their guest house when the person renting it moved back to Japan.... I'm also wondering information about it, like how much it's worth. What did you pay for yours?

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