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  

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Les Paul

 

The Pioneers

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

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

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Gibson ES-250 and ES-5


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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ES-355

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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


Rockabilly

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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