Describe the features of an electric guitar and give a technical explanation as to how it works.

Without the invention of the electric guitar, rock music would probably not exist as we recognise it. Describe the features of an electric guitar and give a technical explanation as to how it works. [16]

Electric guitars have played an integral role in shaping modern music, from as early as the 1930s. They were first invented out of the need for guitars to be heard in large jazz bands and orchestras, as the guitar could not be heard above so many louder instruments. 

One of the earliest examples of an electric guitar is 1931 Rickenbacker "frying pan". This was the first commercially successful attempt at creating an amplified guitar that used magnetic coils to pick up the vibrations from the strings themselves, rather than using Microphones. 

1948 saw one of the first electric guitars as we recognise them today. This was the "telecaster", developed by Leo Fender, and this, along with the Stratocaster in 1954, became one of the first mass produced solid body electric guitars. The guitars that were produced by…

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