Warning – authentic shooting with high iso in challenging lighting conditions. Ibanez GSA60 features the Maple neck provides stability and bright tonal character. The Purpleheart fretboard emphasizes the beauty and the rich tonal character of this guitar.
They can often be played at the same volume as an acoustic guitar and therefore can be used unplugged at intimate gigs. They qualify as electric guitars in as much as they have fitted pickups. Historically, archtop guitars with retrofitted pickups were among the very earliest electric guitars. The instrument originated during the Jazz Age, in the 1920s and 1930s, and is still considered the classic jazz guitar (nicknamed “”jazzbox””). Like semi-acoustic guitars, they often have f-shaped sound holes. Compared to an acoustic guitar, which has a hollow body, electric guitar make much less audible sound when their strings are plucked, so electric guitars are normally plugged into a guitar amplifier and speaker.
These pickups are what supply the instrument’s signature electric hum. Woods typically used in solid-body electric guitars include alder , swamp ash , mahogany , poplar , and basswood . Maple, a very bright tonewood, is also a popular body wood but is very heavy. For this reason, it is often placed as a “”cap”” on a guitar made primarily of another wood. Cheaper guitars are often made of cheaper woods, such as plywood, pine, or agathis—not true hardwoods—which can affect durability and tone.
Many believe it is highly significant, while others think the difference between woods is subtle. In acoustic and archtop guitars, wood choices more clearly affect tone. Of course, there is no need to plug an electric guitar into an amplifier just to practice, and a hollow body guitar can produce enough sound even when not plugged in. However, an amplifier is required to make the most use of an electric guitar.
The first electric guitars used in jazz were hollow archtop acoustic guitar bodies with electromagnetic transducers. Gibson’s first production electric guitar, marketed in 1936, was the ES-150 model (“”ES”” for “”Electric Spanish””, and “”150″” reflecting the $150 price of the instrument, along with matching amplifier). The ES-150 guitar featured a single-coil, hexagonally shaped “”bar”” pickup, which was designed by Walt Fuller. It became known as the “”Charlie Christian”” pickup (named for the great jazz guitarist who was among the first to perform with the ES-150 guitar). The ES-150 achieved some popularity but suffered from unequal loudness across the six strings. Partly because of their ability to make fuller, louder sounds, electric guitars also lent themselves to use as solo instruments (sometimes used in “dueling” counterpoint) as well as rhythm instruments.
The need for the amplified guitar became apparent during the Big Band Era as orchestras increased in size, particularly when guitars had to compete with large brass sections. By 1932, an electrically amplified guitar was commercially available. Early electric guitar manufacturers include Rickenbacker in 1932, Dobro in 1933, National, Epiphone and Gibson in 1935 and many others by 1936. The electric guitar has had an outsized influence on music around the world.
A detailed red electric guitar, a simplified black and white version, and a silhouette version. After considering the above mentioned factors, you can also choose from different colours and designs. You can go for a classic black electric guitar or a bright red electric guitar. Buy the guitar of your choice and be on your way to become the next Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page. As one of the most common types of guitars available, they are made from a solid slab of wood. The range of guitars that fall under this category includes simple, single-pickup models to ornately figured, multi-pickup instruments.
The instrument originated during the jazz age of the 1920s and 1930s, and is still considered the classic jazz guitar, nicknamed the “jazzbox.” Like semi-hollow guitars, they often have f-shaped sound holes. Having humbucker pickups and usually strung heavily, jazzboxes are noted for their warm, rich tone. A variation with single-coil pickups and sometimes a Bigsby tremolo has a distinctly more twangy, biting, tone than the classic jazzbox. They are loaded with top-notch tuning features to provide the desired music characteristics.