Guitar, Electric

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The Electric Guitar uses electronics to amplify its sound. Among the most popular models is this Fender Stratocaster. First introduced in the early 1950s by Leo Fender, this guitar was designed for playability. It produces a variety of sounds - from a bright, cutting, "twangy" sound to the powerful distortion of heavy rock music.

Pitch range
Up to four octaves.
Wood, plastic, and metal.
About 3 ft 2 in-3 ft 4 in (97-102 cm) long.
The first experiments with electric guitars began in the USA, in the 1920s and 1930s. Among the first to launch electric guitars commercially, was the Rickenhacker company in 1932.
Chordophone: an instrument that produces its sound by the vibration of strings.
And also...
Electric guitars were all acoustic instruments with fitted pickups until the late 1940s, when Paul Bigsby, and later Leo Fender, developed the solid-body electric guitar.

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