Hendrix even forged his own musical genre. “The greatest rock guitarist of all time,with a raw,blues-influenced style that brought fire and emotion to rock music unseen before or since”(Unterberger). Jimi Hendrix is remembered as a brilliant innovator of music because of his troublesome childhood, his uncanny dedication, and military background. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington in 1942. The naive couple James Allen Ross Hendrix and Lucille Jetters eagerly welcomed Johnny Allen Hendrix into the world.
Scoops are the flexed indents on the sides on which the guitars rests on the players leg, and a cutaway is a portion of the base of the neck that looks like it has been removed for easier access to the higher frets. Many variations of the electric guitar have been produced to this day and each one has had an effect on its progression and impact in the realm of musical instruments The new era in plectral instruments began in Iberia, Spain in the mid 15th century with the creation of the vihuela (Bellow). The vihuela was practically a flat backed lute with six paired strings, which were most commonly plucked at the same time. Since there was no machined production at the time, many vihuelas were unique to whoever built them, the number of sound ports, shape, or neck varied. However, a majority of them had the same build and concept of a modern guitar.
In 1952, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar, the Les Paul which became its most popular guitar to date— designed by Ted McCarty and Les Paul” (Hall). Some modern day guitar gods are John Mayer, John Petrucci, and Paul Gilbert. These men have kept the legend ongoing with the technicality of playing guitar. John Petrucci and Paul Gilbert are electric guitar gods who focus on the mechanics of playing, creating new innovating skills to master hard songs. John Mayer is a personal favorite who has a prominent sound in the secular world of music with his slow electric and acoustic sounds.
Between acoustic guitar, and electric guitar there is a lot of history. When guitar was first invented, it looked nothing like the guitars that we know. The first guitars were lutes. Lutes evolved into vihuelas, and later became the guitar in the fifteenth century. The first guitar was called the four-coarse guitar.
The company only made one hundred of these guitars. The electric bass guitar consists of a neck and body, and the bridge, tuners, pickups, strings, and amplification makes this instrument the backbone of a song. Leo Fender, in the 1950s, with some help from his employee, George Fullerton, managed to develop the first mass produced bass guitar. The Fender P bass, or Precision Bass guitar, was introduced in 1951. It became a widely copied standard in the industry.
B.B. K... ... middle of paper ... ... his guitars. “Clapton’s rich, precise guitar work showed why he is worth seeing anytime, anywhere” (Fricke 2). The history of the guitar is very broad but certain individuals have made it a very popular instrument. These same people have brought the guitar into the spotlight by using their own special styles.