Electric guitars are very versatile instruments that can be used to play a wide range of musical styles. While there are a variety of electric guitars available on the market today, many models are based on electric guitar styles that have been around for years. At Blue Mountain Guitar, we’ve helped hundreds of guitar players find the best electric guitar for them and our guitar experts are passionate about educating our customers on the differences of each model.
As their name implies, solid bodied guitars are made from a solid piece of wood. Among the most common types of electric guitars, these guitars rely on the quality of their wood and other musical components to achieve their unique sound. Solid bodied guitars are much more resistant to unwanted feedback than hollow-bodied guitars, with popular models including:
Perhaps the most well known electric guitar of all time, the Fender Stratocaster can come in a variety of quality levels. Most popular in country music and rock, the Stratocaster allows guitar players to easily access higher frets on the guitar to reach high notes they otherwise might not be able to reach. In their standard configuration, these guitars have three single coil pickups and a tremolo bar. Pickups are the rows of magnets beneath your guitar strings that literally ‘pick up’ the strings vibrations and turn them into electrical currents. A tremolo bar can raise and lower the pitch of strings while producing a range of vibrato effects. A great electric guitar for players of all levels, the Fender Stratocaster remains a favorite among musicians everywhere.
Another common guitar among the Fender family is the Fender Telecaster. Known for their thin distinct sound, the Telecaster used to be primarily associated with country music, however alternative rock and indie musicians have made it very popular in their respective genres. With a simple and elegant design, the Telecaster has two single coil pickups that deliver a unique and distinct sound.
If you’re looking for a heavyweight electric guitar to play blues and heavy rock, consider looking into a Les Paul. First produced in the 1950’s, the Les Paul has two single coil pickups and a distinctive single-cutaway shape. A less popular choice for novice guitar players, Les Paul’s are known for their thick sound and sustain.
The Gibson SG is a lightweight, long-neck guitar with double humbucker pickups and independent tone and volume controls. These electric guitars are known to produce and powerful and thick sound that is suitable for blues and metal music. If you’re looking for a simple yet versatile electric guitar, consider the Gibson SG.
If you’re shopping for a new electric guitar or acoustic guitar online, browse Blue Mountain Guitar’s large selection of guitars today! We offer a variety of brands and models for all styles of playing and can help you choose the best electric guitar for your skillset and future musical goals.