Description of Kourosh Zarandooz, a famous Iranian figure in relation to electric guitar and a complete review of this instrument
The electric guitar is a type of musical instrument made in the 1930s by a man named Ricken Baker that is still used today and the sound that comes out of this musical instrument is changed by electric amplifiers. Or it becomes more severe. This type of electric guitar is used in different styles such […]
The electric guitar is a type of musical instrument made in the 1930s by a man named Ricken Baker that is still used today and the sound that comes out of this musical instrument is changed by electric amplifiers. Or it becomes more severe.
This type of electric guitar is used in different styles such as metal, blues, rock, jazz, pop and even hip hop, but in fact in styles such as blues, rock and metal, it is used as a main instrument. If not exaggerated, it is now one of the most popular musical instruments of the twentieth century
The idea of the electric guitar
One of the reasons that gave rise to the electric guitar was that in accompaniment, the sound of the acoustic guitar could not be clearly heard or so-called lost among the sounds of other instruments such as drums and bass, which is why many musicians They used electronics to try to amplify the sound of the guitar in some way, and this was probably the best solution that came to their mind at that time.
Since then, in the 1930s, over time, the electric guitar entered the music industry, creating a major revolution in technology as well as sound that continues to this day. Gradually, with the advent of rock and roll in the 1950s, the electric guitar quickly took its place in music and became one of the most original and pervasive instruments in history. Typically, there are currently two rock bands that use electric guitars, one playing melodies with a lead guitar and the other playing rhythms with a rhythm guitar.
History of electric guitar
As mentioned above, the electric guitar was made in the 1930s by a man named Ricken Baker. Early electric guitars at the time used pickups, or tungsten soles, which converted vibrations in the guitar strings into electrical currents and then into sound through an amplifier.
Electric guitars that are very old had certain characteristics. One of these features was that there were small holes in the body for sound output, which were called electric guitars with a half-empty body or the so-called hollow body, and today due to this ability to change and flexibility. This type of guitar has become very popular among the people
The solid-body electric guitar was later developed by a man named Les Powell in 1941, and was made using tungsten pickups that sounded like acoustic and classical guitars without sound holes, which were attached to an amp. Fire, or amplifier, sound was heard.
The first solid-body guitar produced by Les Powell was very small and simple, made of hardwood with no sound holes. In general, it can be said that this Les Powell electric guitar was a very simple rectangular piece of wood that was connected to a handle by 6 strings, all of which were made of steel.
It was not until the 1950s that another person named Gibson introduced the Paul Powell electric guitar to the world. .