Selling Solid Body Electric Guitars on Reverb
The solidbody electric guitar laid the foundation for modern music, from some of the early successful solidbodies of Leo Fender and Les Paul to new brands from PRS, Ibanez and Schecter.
Solid-body guitars like the Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Gibson Les Paul have crept into our understanding of music for decades. Artists like Page, Hendrix and Beck have used their solid body guitars to influence music forever, using them as instruments of change.
Finding the right solid body guitar is imperative to your career as a guitarist, so start by browsing through the thousands of listings on Reverb to find the one that’s right for you.
What is a solid body electric guitar?
A solid body electric guitar is an electric guitar which, as its name suggests, is made of one or more pieces of solid wood. The name solid-body is a way to differentiate between semi-hollow and hollow-body guitars.
However, some solid body electric guitars that are chambered (meaning wood has been routed out of the body but covered with a solid top to lighten the weight) are generally still considered solid body electric guitars.
Who invented the solid body electric guitar?
Although it is generally claimed that Les Paul invented the solid body electric guitar, these claims raise doubts. In 1931 the Rickenbacker company released a Spanish solid body electric guitar, which would make it the first solid body electric guitar, and in 1940 it was reported that Jamaican inventor and musician Hedley Jones had made an electric guitar solid body.
Les Paul created his own solid body electric guitar, which he called the “Log” and unsuccessfully tried to sell the design to companies. The first commercialized solid body electric guitar is believed to be the Fender Telecaster, released in 1950.
What are the lightest solid body electric guitars available today?
While instrument weights vary, even among the same models, there are a few things to consider when looking for a lightweight guitar. First, you might want to look for models that are “chambered” specifically for weight reduction. You can also look into guitars that are designed to be more ergonomic, like the Music Man St. Vincent model or some of Fender’s small-scale instruments.
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