Electric guitars

Timeline created by Jeremy Fuller
In Music
  • Lloyd Loar created the first electric pickup.

    Lloyd Loar created the first electric pickup.
    Loar worked at Gibson Guitar Company. The electric pickup was made for a viola and the stringed bass.
  • Stromburg & Voisinet Company advertised the first electric guitar.

    Stromburg & Voisinet Company advertised the first electric guitar.
    Utilized Lloyd Loar's pickup that sent vibrations to a soundboard.
  • George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker created the "frying pan' guitar

    George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker created the "frying pan' guitar
    The frying pan guitar was Hawaiian made.
  • Les Paul of Gibson made "the log"

    Les Paul of Gibson made "the log"
    It was a piece of 4 by 4 pine with a pickup on it.
  • Leo Fender mass produced first solid body electric guitar.

    Leo Fender mass produced first solid body electric guitar.
    Fender still is a big company today. Leo Fender was a radio repairman
  • Gibson made the Les Paul guitar

    Gibson made the Les Paul guitar
    Gibson used Les Paul's name as their new guitar and the model still is produced today.