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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar (ENLTEBSNH3)
Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar
Les Paul tradition combined with modern professional features.
  • $499.00 MSRP: $832.00
  • Rating: Overall User Rating: 5.000000
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Desert Burst, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Met... [more]
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B.C. Rich Mockingbird SL Deluxe Electric Guitar (MOCKSLTR)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird SL Deluxe Electric Guitar
An even sexier version of an all-time classic.
  • $4,999.99 MSRP: $6,500.00
Options Available:
Trans Red
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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar (0119100700)
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
Incorporates evolutionary advances while retaining the look and feel that has made the Stratocaster legendary.
  • New: $1,749.99 MSRP: $2,429.99
  • Used: $1,359.99 - $1,539.99
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3-Color Sunburst Maple Neck, 3-Color Sunburst Rose... [more]
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Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar (ENB-VSCH1)
Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar
A mahogany body with open-coil humbuckers and genuine Les Paul tone.
  • New: $269.00 MSRP: $448.00
  • Restock: $211.65
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Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II '60s Neck Electric Guitar (LPTP26MLCH3)
Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II '60s Neck Electric Guitar
A gigging musician's tool box with '60s slim-tapered neck, coil-split humbuckers and a boost circuit.
  • $1,899.00 - $1,999.00 MSRP: $3,199.00
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Champagne, Ebony, Merlot, Vintage Sunburst
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Gibson ES-195  Rockabilly Figured Electric Guitar (ES95TABG1)
Gibson ES-195 Rockabilly Figured Electric Guitar
A rock-and-roll machine with surprising versatility.
  • $2,599.00 MSRP: $3,999.00
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Trans Amber
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Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Electric Guitar (ETE2NAGH1)
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Electric Guitar
Legendary player; legendary guitar.
  • New: $599.00 MSRP: $849.00
  • Used: $527.12
Options Available:
Natural, Vintage Sunburst
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Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino (ELCSNANH1)
Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino
A full hollowbody with P-90s generates the chimey tones from Revolver to Let it Be.
  • New: $1,999.00 MSRP: $3,332.00
  • Used: $1,599.20 - $1,759.12
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Natural, Vintage Sunburst
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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash Electric Guitar (0119300731)
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash Electric Guitar
Incorporates evolutionary advances while retaining the look and feel that has made the Stratocaster legendary.
  • New: $1,749.99 MSRP: $2,429.99
  • Used: $1,399.99 - $1,539.99
Options Available:
Aged Cherry Burst, Tobacco Sunburst
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar (LSD25VSCH3)
Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar
Advanced wiring gives this one an expanded palette of powerful sounds.
  • New: $1,399.00 MSRP: $1,899.00
  • Used: $1,119.20
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Vintage Sunburst
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Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar (0140112550)
Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar
A classic electric guitar that is so simple, yet incredibly versatile!
  • $499.99 MSRP: $699.99
  • Rating: Overall User Rating: 5.000000
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Maple Fretboard Butterscotch Blonde
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Ibanez M80M 8-String Meshuggah Signature Electric Guitar (M80MWK)
Ibanez M80M 8-String Meshuggah Signature Electric Guitar
Custom-designed with Martin and Fredrik of Meshuggah.
  • New: $1,499.99 MSRP: $1,999.99
  • Used: $1,319.99
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Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar (ETS2EBGH1)
Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar
Solidbody sustain and feedback resistance with hollowbody warmth.
  • New: $599.00 MSRP: $999.00
  • Restock: $509.99
Options Available:
Ebony, Natural, Vintage Sunburst
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Fender Standard Telecaster Left Handed  Electric Guitar (0145122502)
Fender Standard Telecaster Left Handed Electric Guitar
The Telecaster tradition starts here.
  • $499.99 MSRP: $669.99
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Schecter Guitar Research Blackjack SLS SOLO Active Left-Handed Electric Guitar (1050)
Schecter Guitar Research Blackjack SLS SOLO Active Left-Handed Electric Guitar
A sleek, singlecut shredder with active electronics from Schecter.
  • $849.00 MSRP: $1,169.00
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Satin Black
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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard (0144602575)
Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard
All the best Strat features with an alder body, 3 single-coil pickups and vintage-style tremolo.
  • New: $499.99 MSRP: $669.99
  • Used: $399.99 - $439.99
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Arctic White Gloss Maple Fretboard, Black Gloss Ma... [more]
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B.C. Rich Stealth Pro Marc Rizzo 7-String Electric Guitar (SPRZ7O)
B.C. Rich Stealth Pro Marc Rizzo 7-String Electric Guitar
A guitar that will take your music to new levels.
  • $899.99 MSRP: $1,400.00
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Onyx Ebony Fretboard
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Ibanez Premium RG950QM Electric Guitar (USED005004 RG950QMRDT)
Ibanez Premium RG950QM Electric Guitar Very Good
A precision instrument with HSH pickup configuration and ultrafast Wizard neck.
  • $799.99
  • Condition: Very Good
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Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar (0144702509)
Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
Setting the standard for electric guitars.
  • New: $499.99 MSRP: $669.99
  • Used: $399.99 - $439.99
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Arctic White Gloss Maple Fretboard, Black Gloss Ma... [more]
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Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar (0115700300)
Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar
USA-made HSS Strat with high-end features at a modest price.
  • New: $949.99 MSRP: $1,290.00
  • Used: $759.99
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3-Color Sunburst, Black, Candy Apple Red Rosewood
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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar (0145102580)
Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar
An affordable Tele with all of the essential ingredients for great tone and playability.
  • New: $499.99 MSRP: $669.99
  • Used: $439.99
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Arctic White Gloss Maple Fretboard, Black Gloss Ma... [more]
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Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar (ET33VSNH1)
Epiphone ES-339 PRO Electric Guitar
A compact semi-hollowbody with Classic Pro humbuckers and a bluesy sound .
  • New: $449.00 MSRP: $748.00
  • Used: $417.57
Options Available:
Cherry, Natural, Vintage Sunburst
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Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar (ENS-EBCH1)
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar
A mahogany body with maple veneer and authentic Les Paul tone.
  • New: $399.95 MSRP: $665.00
  • Restock: $339.15
  • Rating: Overall User Rating: 1.000000
Options Available:
Cardinal Red, Ebony, Gold Top, Pelham Blue
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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar (ENCTSBNH3)
Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar
A professionally upgraded Les Paul Custom in a limited edition Silverburst.
  • $549.00 MSRP: $915.00
Options Available:
Pelham Blue, Silverburst
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Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III Electric Guitar (ENU3VSNH1)
Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III Electric Guitar
Refinements include ProBucker pickups, pickup-mounted chromatic tuner, volume knob A/B switch for NanoMAG and magnetic pickups, and USB connection to computer for GuitarRig.
  • New: $749.00 MSRP: $1,248.00
  • Restock: $639.99
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Faded Cherry Sunburst, Midnight Ebony, Midnight Sa... [more]
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About Electric Guitars

The electric guitar, developed for popular music in the United States in the 1930s, usually has a solid, nonresonant body. The sound of its strings is both amplified and manipulated electronically by the performer. American musician and inventor Les Paul developed prototypes for the solidbody electric guitar and popularized the instrument beginning in the 1940s.

Also in the early 1940s, a California inventor, Leo Fender, made some custom guitars and amplifiers in his radio shop. In 1948 he developed the legendary Telecaster (originally named the Broadcaster). The Tele, as it became affectionately called, was the first solidbody electric Spanish-style guitar to go into commercial production.

The electric guitar initially met with skepticism from traditionalists, but country and blues players and jazz instrumentalists soon took to the variety of new tones and sounds that the electric guitar could produce, exploring innovative ways to alter, bend and sustain notes. The instrument's volume and tones proved particularly appealing to the enthusiasts of rock and roll in the 1950s.

Although many people thought rock and roll would be a passing fad, by the 1960s it was clear this music was firmly rooted in American culture. Electric guitarists had become the superstars of rock. Live performances in large halls and open-air concerts increased the demand for greater volume and showmanship. Rock guitarists began to experiment, and new sounds and textures, like distortion and feedback, became part of the guitarist's language. Jimi Hendrix was rock's great master of manipulated sound.

There are two basic types of electric guitars: solidbody and hollowbody. Today, the electric guitar still features in all types of music Ð rock, blues, jazz and big bands Ð and is played by men and women, young and old, throughout the world. Some well-known electric guitarists include Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery, Chrissie Hynde and Liz Phair.

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