|Acoustic Electric Guitar
makers and players have always searched for ways to increase the instrument's volume.
Electronic amplification was one of the most successful innovations for building a louder
guitar. Some of the earliest electronic experiments from the 1920s and 1930s involved
simply attaching a pickup to an acoustic guitar. An electric-acoustic guitar is also
called a hollow-body electric guitar
|Solid-Body Electric Guitar
makers and players continued to investigate ways of increasing the volume of the electric
guitar throughout the 1940s, it became clear that a solid body was a key design feature.