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    • Squier Strat Electric Guitar Pack SS

      Squier Strat Electric Guitar Pack SS

      $499.00

      $379.00

      Stock No: 030181
    • Fender Player Stratocastor. Polar White

      Fender Player Stratocastor. Polar White

      $1,199.00

      $999.00

      Stock No: 0144503515
    • Squier Standard Telecastor. Vintage Blonde

      Squier Standard Telecastor. Vintage Blonde

      $619.00

      $499.00

      Stock No: 0371200507
    • Squier Affinity Series Telecastor. Sunburst

      Squier Affinity Series Telecastor. Sunburst

      $469.00

      $369.00

      Stock No: 0310202503
    • Squier Bullet Stratocastor HSS. Sunburst

      Squier Bullet Stratocastor HSS. Sunburst

      $329.00

      $245.00

      Stock No: 0370005532
    • Squier Bullet Stratocastor. Sonic Grey

      Squier Bullet Stratocastor. Sonic Grey

      $349.00

      $275.00

      Stock No: 0370001548
    • Squier Affinity Series Stratocastor. Black

      Squier Affinity Series Stratocastor. Black

      $459.00

      $359.00

      Stock No: 0310602506
    • Squier Affinity Series Stratocastor. Slick Silver

      Squier Affinity Series Stratocastor. Slick Silver

      $469.00

      $369.00

      Stock No: 0370600581
    • Squier Bullet Mustang HH. Black

      Squier Bullet Mustang HH. Black

      $469.00

      $375.00

      Stock No: 0371220506
    • Fender Player Series Telecastor. Polar White

      Fender Player Series Telecastor. Polar White

      $1,199.00

      $999.00

      Stock No: 0145213515
    • Squier Classic Vibe 70's Telecastor Thinline. Sunburst

      Squier Classic Vibe 70's Telecastor Thinline. Sunburst

      $899.00

      $719.00

      Stock No: 0374070500
    • Ibanez Electric Guitar SA260FM. Sunburst

      Ibanez Electric Guitar SA260FM. Sunburst

      $749.00

      $599.00

      Stock No: 9300225
    • Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar Left Handed. Natural Satin

      Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar Left Handed. Natural Satin

      $349.00

      $299.00

      Stock No: PAC112JLYNS
    • Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar Left Handed. Black

      Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar Left Handed. Black

      $349.00

      $299.00

      Stock No: PAC112JLBL
    • Yamaha Revstar Electric Guitar RS420. Black Steel

      Yamaha Revstar Electric Guitar RS420. Black Steel

      $699.00

      $595.00

      Stock No: RS420BS
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    Electric Guitars

    Electric guitars have been around since the 30s when, with Rickenbacker leading the way, hollow body amplified guitars began to be produced for the big bands of the day, which were growing in size and needed a more strident voice from their guitars. An early electric guitar got into the hands of the great Charlie Christian, whose enthusiasm and influence put wind under the new instrument’s wings, persuading many of his contemporary musicians of its merits.

    But the electric guitar really entered its heyday after the Second World War, when Les Paul was actively developing the solid-body electric guitar. The hollow-body electric guitar never went away, though, and in today’s market the variety of styles and sounds is practically endless. These include variants on the standard 6 string format such as 7 string, and even 8 string guitar, with, in a conventionally tuned guitar, its low B string below the low E, and the 12 string electric guitar, which has six pairs of strings.

    Wood quality and type are obviously important for hollow-body guitars. But many argue that wood type and quality is just as important for the sound of a solid-body guitar. Hard woods tend to be favoured, as giving a warmer tone and greater sustain. Experiments are always taking place in the use of composite materials, mixing woods with the likes of carbon fibre and aircraft grade aluminium alloy.

    Of course the heart of the electric guitar is its pickup. Given that the sound we hear is affected relatively little by the resonance properties of the guitar body, a great deal of variation exists, with piezo pickups used to produce an “acoustic” sound.

    Along with the development of the electric guitar has gone the development of its amplifier and the Effects Units used in conjunction with it. Effects units appeared in the 1960s as a means of modifying the signal reaching the amplifier to give effects such as distortion, wah-wah, reverb and so on. In the form of a foot-controlled “stomp box”, these units have remained separate from the amplifier, although the 90s saw the arrival of elaborate pedal-operated multi-effects devices that multiplied the number of effects available to the guitarist.

    At Music Mart, we have a huge range of electric guitars for sale, from makers like Fender, Gretsch, Ibanez Yamaha and Cort, covering all styles and budgets and including left-handed models.

    Ibanez

    This Japanese make features 24 frets and a narrow neck to allow faster playing. Ibanez make both solid and hollow body guitars.

    Yamaha

    Starting in the mid 60s, Yamaha began to make a range of solid body guitars which grew to include 4 and 5 string basses, easily rivalling in quality the American designs by which they were inspired.

    Cort

    A great entry level guitar range for aspiring guitarists, South Korea’s Cort make acoustic, electro-acoustic and solid body electric guitars, all representing great value.

    If you would like to learn more about our electric guitars do please give us a call on (08) 9250 2015 or send us an email enquiry