Video encyclopedia

Electric guitar


How NOT to Make an Electric Guitar (The Hazards of Electricity)


Imagine Dragons - Believer - Electric Guitar Cover by Kfir Ochaion - כפיר אוחיון


12th Grader Shredding the National Anthem on Electric Guitar


The Weeknd - Blinding Lights - Electric Guitar Cover by Kfir Ochaion


8-year-old Jayden Tatasciore playing our Gibson SG Standard here at Norman's Rare Guitars

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, or taps the strings. The pickup used to sense the vibration generally uses electromagnetic induction to do so, though other technologies exist. In any case, the signal generated by an electric guitar is too weak to drive a loudspeaker, so it is fed to a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.
  • Instrument facts 

  • Significant musicians 

  • Other American inventions 

  • Famous instruments 

  • Also related