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A bit about our lineup of electric guitars including models for beginners

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On these pages you will find electric guitars for sale as well as guitar accessories and other resources including electric strings, guitar pickups, amps, stands, straps and so much more. Famous brand name instruments include Fender, Gibson, Martin, Takamine, Ibanez, Ovation and others. We've tried to include a generous description of the various models to give you an overview of each model. You also have the option of reading more about each item as you browse. You will find our pricing extremely competitive and in most cases the lowest on the internet. If your search includes discount guitar sales you have come to the right place. We're proud to offer what we consider the best prices for solid body guitars on the net. Be sure and browse the resources on this page to find your favorite brand and model. You can buy guitars online in a safe secure environment. If you can't find the instrument of your choice on these pages, we'd be happy to find that special model for you. Simply contact us and state your preference. We'll track down your information and get back to you with our findings.

You can also check out your favorite make and model by selecting our famous brand names like Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Epiphone, Jackson, ESP, B.C. Rich, Schecter, Peavey, Washburn, Yamaha, Dean, Parker, Line 6, Rogue and many more.

The popularity of electric guitars over time

Time wise, electronic guitars are a fairly new musical invention. Nevertheless, there is no instrument that had as much impact in recent history as the electric guitar. The most popular types of music in the world all incorporate electric guitar work, including jazz, blues, and rock and roll. Many of the famous players from around the World have put their mark on various models to call their own. Guitar makers have even gone so far as to add celebrity names to their models. Thus the signature model was born. Celebrities lend their name to particular models in return for compensation in one way or another from the manufacturer. In turn this helps to boost sales. It's a win win for everyone.

Concept

The concept of the solid body guitar is fairly simple. Around the middle of the 20th century, players of blues and jazz in the southern United States wanted to be able to play along with louder, accompanying instruments and still be heard. The only option was to find a way to up the amplification of the guitar’s natural sound. Several models were introduced. Gibson, Les Paul, and Leo Fender all developed and sold electric guitar models. These instruments became even more popular when their visibility increased with the rise of rock and roll through Elvis in the 1950s and then The Beatles in the 1960s.

Electric guitars are usually solid bodies, with the pick up housed right with the end pegs. The pickups are housed within a hollow part of the guitar body.

Most Popular Electric Guitar Accessories

Electric guitar accessories have a big overlap with those found for acoustic guitars, although many innovations were originally intended for electrics. Among the most popular accessories are pedals and amps. Pedals add to the effects that an electric guitar already has housed within its body, causing greater distortion and modifications. Other accessories such as electric guitar cases and electric guitar stands are popular with acoustic guitar owners as well, and can be used interchangeably.

One accessorizing item that electric guitar players need that might not occur to acoustic only players is a tool box. The electric guitar strings are often enclosed and sealed in with a panel, so players will need a screwdrivers and replacements in order to change their electric guitar strings. In addition, the play of experts such as Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix showed that modifications on electric guitars could greatly change the sound that was produced, often making signature sounds with unique (and often secret) techniques.

Electric guitar accessories continue to develop as new sounds enter into the popular conscious. Not long ago, the most widespread devices were individual foot pedals that needed to be hooked up in sequence in order to supply a wide range of musical effects. With the rise of digital technology, these effects can now be housed in one small unit, thus making individual models obsolete. The new effects systems are often cheaper than the traditional models. They still operate on the foot pedal concept, however, and most will include a separate pedal for the “waa” effect.

Electric guitars offered musicians a whole new way to get the feeling of their music across. Using the same musical principles as acoustic guitars, players were able to enhance techniques (such as hammer-ons and slides) that were used only rarely and with limited effect by acoustic models. The difference in electric guitar strings in that they are slinkier and easier to manipulate also contributed to the unique sound of electric guitars.