Electric guitar

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January 19, 2022

The electric guitar is a guitar developed from an acoustic guitar in the 1930s that has electromagnetic microphones that convert the vibration of the tongues into electrical signals. These signals are amplified by an external guitar amplifier connected to the guitar cable. Hence the name electric guitar. The electric guitar can also be played without an amplifier, in which case its sound is very quiet in the absence of an echo sounder, and the sound does not correspond to the signal played through the amplifier. Electromagnetic microphones do not react at all to sound but only to the magnetic vibration generated by metal strings.

History

Early Electric Guitars

The first versions of the electric guitar were echoed guitars. As the guitar became more common in jazz and folk music by the 1920s, its quiet sound compared to other acoustic instruments became a problem. Guitarist Gibson’s engineers began to solve this problem by conducting experiments with magnetic coils. As a result of this development, Lloyd Loar manufactured the first simple microphone in 1924 that could be attached to an ordinary acoustic guitar. Because of its shape, the guitar, called a “frying pan,” was the first commercially produced electronic instrument. At the same time, Gibson developed his own instruments by adding adjustments to the guitars. Four years after Rickenbacker, it launched its first electric guitar, the Gibson ES-150. In addition to guitars, Gibson introduced filter pedals to the market in the 1930s.

Solid electric guitars

The microphone mounted on acoustic, f-aperture guitars caused the body of the guitar to vibrate at high volumes, which manifested itself as a hissing echo. The sound rotation problem was solved by making a solid body guitar. The manufacturers of the first solid-body guitars were Les Paul in 1941. He tried to get instrument maker Gibson to make them, but they were not yet interested in solid-body guitars at the time. Struggling with the same problems, Leo Fender began making solid-body guitars a little later. The guitar initially gained popularity in country and western circles and then spread around the world. Gibson launched its Les Paul model in 1952 and the Fender Stratocaster model two years later. The Gibson ES-335 semi-acoustic electric guitar, favored by country musicians, was introduced in 1958. These four earliest models of electric guitars have retained their popularity and received numerous imitations and imitations over the decades.

Structure

A typical electric guitar consists of a stage, a tuning mechanism, a saddle, a fingerboard, straps, a neck, a body, a sole, microphones, and adjusting screws. Guitars are typically made of wood, but there are also plastic-framed and aluminum-necked models. It is also possible to connect various effect pedals to the electric guitar, which adds effects to the sound of the guitar. These include distortion, echo and tremoloped pedals. Electric guitars are made separately for left-handed people who play the guitar with their right hand on the fingerboard. These guitars are symmetrical counterparts of right-handed guitars. Some left-handed guitarists, best known as Jimi Hendrix, also occasionally played right-handed guitar. In this case, the pa

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