Guitar History

Guitar History Files. Guitar Files focusing on the history of guitars, guitar companies and more.

The First Commercially Successful Electric Guitar - Rickenbacker Frying Pan

The Rickenbacker Frying Pan

The Rickenbacker Electro Hawaiian was crafted from a single piece of wood, this lap-steel guitar was the prototype for a cast-aluminum model Electro A-22 nicknamed the "Frying Pan". It earned its nickname because its circular body and long neck make it resemble a frying pan.

The Log Guitar By Les Paul

The Log Guitar BY Les Paul

Les Paul was dissatisfied with acoustic-electric guitars and began experimenting in his apartment in Queens, NY with a few designs of his own. Famously, he created several versions of what he later called "The Log", which was nothing more than a length of common 4x4 lumber "fence post" with a bridge, guitar neck and 2 guitar pickups attached. For the sake of appearance, he attached the body of an Epiphone hollow-body guitar, sawn lengthwise with The Log attached in the middle.

Knaggs Guitars History

Knaggs Guitars

Knaggs Guitars was founded in 2009 by World renowned designer and luthier Joe Knaggs and Branding/Marketing expert Peter Wolf, two well respected industry veterans with a vast history and experience in their respective fields. Both Joe Knaggs (Former PRS Designer) and Peter Wolf (Former PRS Director of Sales & Marketing) ventured from PRS Guitars to start their own company Knaggs Guitars.

Hamer Guitar History

Hamer Guitars

Chicago has a music vibe that is undeniable and contagious. In 1973 , a small troupe of builders set out to build modern guitars with a vibrant vintage soul. In that moment, Hamer Guitars created the boutique custom shop guitar category. It is fitting that the home of the blues gave birth to the finest electric guitars on earth.

History of Fender Guitars

Fender Guitars

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the world's foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock 'n' roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, and legendary Fender instruments such as the Telecaster® and Stratocaster® guitars and Precision® and Jazz® bass guitars are universally acclaimed as design classics.

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