Evolution of Electric Guitars

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1931
The Rickenbacker 'Frying Pan'. It was a lap steel guitar designed to cash in on the popularity of Hawaiian music during the 1930s. The instrument was created in 1931 by George Beauchamp, and subsequently manufactured by Rickenbacker Electro.
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1935
The Rickenbacker 'Electro String'. Electro String was the original company that created the guitar. Electro String later changed its name to Rickenbacker.
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1941
Les Paul 'Log'. A Gibson pickup was mounted onto a 4″ x 4″ block of solid maple wood, to avoid the feedback problems that acoustic/electric guitar had at the time. For the sake of appearance, he attached the body of an Epiphone hollow guitar.
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1947
Bigsby-Travis Guitar. The creation had something that would subsequently prove very important in the development of solid body electric guitars — all six tuners on one side of the headstock as opposed to the three-a-side headstocks.
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1948
Fender Broadcaster (Telecaster). He wanted to create a guitar that had the clear sound similar to that of the electric Hawaiian guitars, but without the feedback . The result was a two-pickup guitar with a truss-rod in the neck, (now in all fenders).
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1952
Gibson Les Paul. The Les Paul model was the result of a design collaboration between Gibson Guitar Corporation and the late pop star, electronics inventor, and accomplished jazz guitarist Les Paul.
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1954
Fender Stratocaster. It had a double cutaway neck, a Fender engineered tremolo unit built into the floating bridge, and was the 1st guitar fitted with 3 pickups. A 3 way selector switch, later changed to 5, allowed the player to select a pickup.
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The Rickenbacker 'Electro String'. Electro String was the original company that created the guitar. Electro String later changed its name to Rickenbacker.

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1935

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Les Paul 'Log'. A Gibson pickup was mounted onto a 4″ x 4″ block of solid maple wood, to avoid the feedback problems that acoustic/electric guitar had at the time. For the sake of appearance, he attached the body of an Epiphone hollow guitar.

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Bigsby-Travis Guitar. The creation had something that would subsequently prove very important in the development of solid body electric guitars — all six tuners on one side of the headstock as opposed to the three-a-side headstocks.

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Fender Broadcaster (Telecaster). He wanted to create a guitar that had the clear sound similar to that of the electric Hawaiian guitars, but without the feedback . The result was a two-pickup guitar with a truss-rod in the neck, (now in all fenders).

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