The Electric Guitars

The Guitar Companies

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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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blueredball.gif (900 bytes) Robert Johnson
Kalamazoo archtop, Gibson L-1

Elected to the  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986

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blueredball.gif (900 bytes) Charlie Christian
Gibson ES-150

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall in 1992

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blueredball.gif (900 bytes) Aaron "T-Bone" Walker
Gibson ES-250 and ES-5
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall in 1987

The Guitar Innovators

 blueredball.gif (1701 bytes) Chuck Berry
Gibson ES-355 and ES-350T

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Fender Stratocaster

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Gretsch 6120

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Custom rectangular Gretsch
Gretsch Duo-Jet

The Masters

The Fifties

Fran Beecher
Gibson Les Paul Custom

Billy Butler
Ephiphone Broadway

Danny Cedrone
1947 Gibson ES-300


Paul Burlison
Fender Telecaster


James Burton
Fender Telecaster


Cliff Gallup
Gretsch Duo-Jet

Scotty Moore
Gibson ES295, L-5
Gibson Super 400C
Carl Perkins
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop  
Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
Fender Telecaster

Instrumental and Surf Rock

Dick Dale
Fender Stratocaster
Duane Eddy
Gretsch 6120
Steve Cropper
Fender Stratocaster
Lonnie Mack
1958 Gibson Flying V with Bigsby vibrato
Link Wray
Gibson Les Paul
Danelectro Masonite Longhorn

The Ventures

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

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