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  1. Top Seller
    Jackson 1988 Soloist Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,899.99
    Excellent Condition
    Allentown, PA
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    Gibson 1976 Firebird Bicentennial Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,799.99
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Gibson 1980 Les Paul Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,999.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orlando, FL
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    Vox 1974 E335 Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $699.99
    Excellent Condition
    Mesquite, TX
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    Fender 1966 Stratocaster Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $10,299.99
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Hamer 1993 Sunburst Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,799.99
    Excellent Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Fender 1983 1983 FENDER STROCASTER 2 KNOB Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $949.99
    Great Condition
    San Antonio, TX
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    Fender 1990 Deluxe Strat Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,099.99
    Great Condition
    NW Tucson, AZ
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    Ernie Ball Music Man 1976 Sting Ray II Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $999.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Gibson 1987 Les Paul Standard
    Your Price $2,599.99
    Great Condition
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Fender 1995 Classic Series '65 Mustang RI Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $999.99
    Great Condition
    Monroeville, PA
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    Gibson 1986 Les Paul Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,699.99
    Great Condition
    Saginaw, MI
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    Fender 1991 American Standard Stratocaster Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $999.99
    Great Condition
    Greenwood, IN
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    Fender 1975 STRATOCASTER Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,199.99
    Great Condition
    Greensboro, NC
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    Kalamazoo 1960s Kg-2 Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $599.99
    Great Condition
    Waco, TX
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    Gibson 1992 BB King Signature Lucille Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,499.99
    Great Condition
    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Univox 1970s U-1885 Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $499.99
    Great Condition
    Syracuse, NY
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    Fender 1975 Music Master Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $999.99
    Great Condition
    Canton, MI
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    Gibson 1991 LES PAUL 40TH ANNIVERSARY Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,399.99
    Great Condition
    Atlantic City, NJ
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    Gibson 1984 ES175D Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,799.99
    Great Condition
    Winter Park, FL
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    Gibson 1969 Es175D Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,299.99
    Great Condition
    Nashville, TN
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    Gibson 1967 ES330 Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,699.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Fender 1977 Stratocaster Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,199.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Ibanez 1983 FG100 Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,099.99
    Great Condition
    Richmond, VA
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    Kay 1960s Swingmaster Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $999.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Gibson 1979 1979 Les Paul Custom Lh Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,599.99
    Great Condition
    Alpharetta, GA
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    Fender 1966 Coronado II OHSC Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,199.99
    Great Condition
    Mesa, AZ
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    EKO 1965 1960s 475/4 Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $999.99
    Great Condition
    Beaumont, TX
  29. Vintage
    Guild 1985 S281 Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $499.99
    Great Condition
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  30. Vintage
    Fender 1967 Coronado II Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,799.99
    Great Condition
    Clackamas, OR
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About Electric Guitars:

Though it gained immense popularity during the rock ‘n’ roll days of the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar was invented in 1931. The need for the amplified guitar became apparent during the Big Band Era as orchestras increased in size, particularly when guitars had to compete with large brass sections. The first electric guitars used in jazz were hollow archtop acoustic guitar bodies with electromagnetic transducers. By 1932, an electrically amplified guitar was commercially available. Early electric guitar manufacturers include Rickenbacker in 1932, Dobro in 1933, National, Epiphone and Gibson in 1935 and many others by 1936.

Although they just released the Gibson 2016 line, Gibson's first production electric guitar, marketed in 1936, was the ES-150 model (“ES” for “Electric Spanish” and “150” reflecting the $150 price of the instrument). The ES-150 guitar featured a single-coil, hexagonally shaped pickup, which was designed by Walt Fuller. It became known as the “Charlie Christian” pickup, named for the great jazz guitarist who was among the first to perform with the ES-150 guitar. The ES-150 achieved some popularity, but suffered from unequal loudness across the six strings.

The electric guitar has since evolved into a stringed musical instrument that is capable of a multitude of sounds and styles, and served as a major component in the development of rock ‘n’ roll and many other genres of music.

Solidbody

One of the first solid-body guitars was invented by Les Paul, though Gibson did not present their Les Paul guitar prototypes to the public as they did not believe it would catch on. The first mass-produced solid-body guitar was Fender's Broadcaster (later renamed the Telecaster) first made in 1948, five years after Les Paul made his prototype. The Gibson Les Paul appeared soon after to compete with the Broadcaster. Another notable solid-body design is the Fender Stratocaster, which was introduced in 1954 and became extremely popular among musicians in the 1960s and 1970s for its wide tonal capabilities and comfortable ergonomics.

Chambered Body

Some solid-bodied guitars, such as the Gibson Les Paul Supreme, the PRS Singlecut or the Fender Telecaster Thinline, among others, are built with hollows in the body. These hollows are designed specifically not to interfere with the critical bridge and string anchor point on the solid body. The motivation for this can be to reduce weight, to achieve a semi-hollow tone, or both.

Semi-hollowbody

These guitars work in a similar way to solid-body electric guitars except that, because the hollow body also vibrates, the pickups convert a combination of string and body vibration into an electrical signal. Semi-hollowbodies are noted for being able to provide a sweet, plaintive or funky tone. They are used in many genres, including blues, funk, ’60s pop and indie rock. They generally have cello-style F-shaped sound holes, though these can be blocked off to prevent feedback, as in B.B. King's famous Lucille.

Full Hollowbody

Full hollow-body guitars have large, deep, fully hollow bodies and are often capable of being played at the same volume as an acoustic guitar, and therefore of being used unplugged at intimate gigs. The instrument originated during the jazz age of the 1920s and 1930s, and is still considered the classic jazz guitar, nicknamed the “jazzbox.” Like semi-hollow guitars, they often have f-shaped sound holes. Having humbucker pickups (sometimes just a neck pickup) and usually strung heavily, jazzboxes are noted for their warm, rich tone. A variation (popular in country and rockabilly) with single-coil pickups and sometimes a Bigsby tremolo has a distinctly more twangy, biting, tone than the classic jazzbox.
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