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Type of guitar

Types of electric guitar

There are various shapes of electric guitars, but each has its own history, and I think that by knowing the history, you will be better able to grasp the meaning of the existence of the guitar. These are some typical shapes.

  • Telecaster

    Telecaster

    This telecaster was the origin of solid guitars. It is this shape that was first produced by Fender. A revolutionary model in which the body and neck are manufactured in separate steps and bolted on using a bolt-on method. Equipped with two single pickups, it features a crisp sound.

  • Stratocaster

    Stratocaster

    The Stratocaster evolved from the Telecaster. The production process was streamlined by attaching all pickups and controls to the pickguard. There are three single coil pickups, and the "chaki" sound that is called halftone sound combined with the center pick is also attractive. The bridge is equipped with a tremolo arm.

  • Les Paul

    Les Paul

    The Les Paul was produced by Gibson as a competitor to the Fender Solid Guitar. In the model where the neck and the body were bonded, a single coil pickup called the P-90 was initially mounted, but later it was equipped with a humbucker pickup that is resistant to noise and power.

  • SG

    SG

    The guitar was remodeled because the sales performance of Les Paul fell. The contract with Les Paul had also ended, and the "SG" of SOLID GUITAR became the model name. The body is a thin shape using only mahogany. It's a unique, good sound.

  • Semiacoustic

    Semiacoustic

    Speaking of semi-acoustic guitars the ES-335 is famous. In terms of structure, there is a block in the body of the hollow structure, and it is popular because it can give a feeling similar to a relatively solid guitar, and it can give out nuances unique to the hollow body. On the other hand, when the inside of the body is entirely hollow, it is called a full acoustic guitar. Feedback is a drawback and “howling” is likely to occur, but the unique sweet sound is attractive. JAZZ guitarists often use them.

  • Flying V, Explorer, Firebird etc.

    Transformed Guitar
    Flying V, Explorer, Firebird etc.

    The pioneer of transformation guitar is GIBSON. Three models, the Moderne, the Flying V and the Explorer were produced in 1958, but production numbers were small, and Moderne was the least popular. Also, since the 80's, brands such as BC RICH, JACKSON, and ESP have produced a number of transformed guitars.

Acoustic guitar types

Acoustic guitars produce various sounds depending on the material and shape of the body. The typical form examples are the famous MARTIN and GIBSON models.

  • Dreadnought model

    Dreadnought model

    Originally the name of a battleship of the Royal Navy, it seems that the word Dreadnought is used as a synonym for big things. The biggest model of MARTIN guitar. It is often used in performances such as street lives and loud volume is suitable for both stroke and finger picking styles.

  • OM (Oem) orchestra model

    OM (Oem)
    orchestra model

    Compact and thin, fast response sound. Suitable for finger picking style. It has the same shape as 000 (triple o), but the neck scale is the same as the dreadnought model 645.2 mm.

  • 000 (triple o) auditorium model

    000 (triple o)
    auditorium model

    The model has the same shape as the OM (orchestra model), but the neck scale is shorter at 632.5 mm. Eric Clapton used this type.

  • 00 (Double O) Grand Concert Model

    00 (Double O)
    Grand Concert Model

    It is more compact than the Auditorium model, and it is a shape that makes you want to play the blues.
    The vivid and transparent sound is unique to this model.

  • Round shoulder

    Round shoulder

    The body is shaped like a rounded corner of a dreadnought model, such as the GIBSON J-45 or J-160E often used by John Lennon.

  • jumbo

    jumbo

    The largest model among the acoustic guitars of GIBSON. In addition to the jumbo model J-180, there are other types such as the larger super jumbo J-200.

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