The Electric Guitar

Timeline created by James C
In Music
  • String instruments

    As far back as 3000 BC, the concept of a stringed instrument has been popular. Over centuries, they have taken many forms, suck as harps, violins, and finally guitars
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    Evolution of the Electric Guitar

  • Gibson Musical Instruments is founded

  • Period: to

    Ideas for an Electric Guitar

    Many people experiment with amplification technologies on instruments.
  • First Electric Guitar

    First Electric Guitar
    In this year, Adolph Rickenbacker invents the first amplifiable electric guitar.
  • The Les Paul was invented

    The Les Paul was invented
    The Les Paul was the first completely solid-body electric guitar.
    It was invented by Lester William Polsfuss.
  • Fender Musical Instruments Coporation is founded

    Leo Fender designed the first solid-body electric guitar and built a business on it.
  • The Stratocaster is invented

    The Stratocaster is invented
  • Ibanez Guitars is founded

  • The Gibson SG is invented

    The Gibson SG is invented
  • Period: to

    The electric guitar becomes popular

    Throughout these years, many rock bands used electric guitars and demonstated the unique and powerful sounds that they were capable of.
  • Schecter Guitars is founded

  • The First 7 String Electric Guitar was invented

  • Ibanez is the first to mass produce a 7 string guitar

    Ibanez is the first to mass produce a 7 string guitar
    They weren't the first to create it, only to mass produce it as a regular product.
  • Schecter creates the first 8 string electric guitar

    Schecter creates the first 8 string electric guitar
    These guitars were designed to allow a much wider range of musical notes
  • Gibson invents the Firebird X

    Gibson invents the Firebird X
    The Firebird X is an entirely computerized instrument, capable of tuning itself and producing many different studio effects without the need for studio mixing and sound production.