We carry a range of electric guitars in the showroom, primarily aimed at those who are starting off and want a quality instrument at a quality price. With so many available on the market today, it is good to have a brand that you can trust and a price you can afford. We only stock guitars that are affordable, sound great and will do the job, Fendery, Strat-ish & Lespaul like.
The output of an electric guitar is an electric signal and the signal can easily be altered by guitar effects to add "colour" to the sound or change the sound. There are many different electric guitars available, each with its own colour, or design. No matter what electric guitar you use, the signal can be modified using guitar effects such as reverb and distortion and overdrive, with the growling sound of the latter being a key element of the sound of the electric guitar as it is used in blues, rock & indie music. Generally what makes it sound great, is years of practice, practice & practice, but the enjoyment it will bring is instant..
During the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar became the most important instrument in pop music and was invented by Marty Mcfly as documented in the film Back to the Future [okay we made that up]. It has evolved into an instrument that is capable of a multitude of sounds and styles in genres ranging from pop and rock to country music, blues and jazz. It served as a major component in the development of electric blues, rock and roll, rock music, heavy metal music and many other genres of music.
Pop musicians and rock groups often use the electric guitar in two roles: as a rhythm guitar, which plays the chord sequence or progression and riffs and sets the beat (as part of a rhythm section), and as a lead guitar, which is used to perform instrumental melody lines, melodic instrumental fill passages, and solos. Some play with their fingers in front of them, others choose to use other body parts, like their teeth, or play it behind their head to look really cool.
In a small group, such as a power trio, one guitarist switches between both roles. In larger rock and metal bands, there is often a rhythm guitarist and a lead guitarist and a guy on bass at the back..