The Electric Guitars

The Guitar Companies

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Electric Guitar Timeline

Fender Ads

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Gibson Ads

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History of the Electric Guitar    Notable Guitars

The Developers

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Leo Fender  
Leo Fender was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992

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Les Paul
Les Paul was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in  1987

 

The Pioneers

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Robert Johnson
Kalamazoo archtop, Gibson L-1

Elected to the  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986

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Charlie Christian
Gibson ES-150

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall in 1992

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Aaron "T-Bone" Walker
Gibson ES-250 and ES-5
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall in 1987


The Guitar Innovators

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Chuck Berry
Gibson ES-355 and ES-350T

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Buddy Holly
Fender Stratocaster

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John Lee Hooker
ES-355

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Eddie Cochran
Gretsch 6120

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Bo Diddley
Custom rectangular Gretsch
Gretsch Duo-Jet

The Masters

The Fifties

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Fran Beecher
Gibson Les Paul Custom

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Billy Butler
Ephiphone Broadway

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Danny Cedrone
1947 Gibson ES-300


Rockabilly

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Paul Burlison
Fender Telecaster

 

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Fender Telecaster

 

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Cliff Gallup
Gretsch Duo-Jet

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Scotty Moore
Gibson ES295, L-5
Gibson Super 400C

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Carl Perkins
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop   Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
Fender Telecaster


Instrumental and Surf Rock

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Dick Dale
Fender Stratocaster
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Duane Eddy
Gretsch 6120

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Steve Cropper
Fender Stratocaster

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Lonnie Mack
1958 Gibson Flying V with Bigsby vibrato
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Link Wray
Gibson Les Paul
Danelectro Masonite Longhorn


The Ventures

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Bob Bogle
Fender Jazzmaster
Mosrite Ventures model
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Nokie Edwards
Mosrite Ventures model
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Gerry McGee
Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop
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Don Wilson
Fender Stratocaster
Mosrite Ventures model

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