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  1. Vintage
    Gibson 1988 ES335 Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,899.99
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    Silver Spring, MD
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    Gibson 1984 ES335 DOT Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,599.99
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    Hollywood, CA
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    Gibson 1978 Les Paul 25/50 Anniversary Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $4,499.99
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    Hollywood, CA
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    Epiphone 1965 Casino Hollowbody Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,499.99
    Great Condition
    N. Olmsted, OH
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    Squier 1980s Bullet HH Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $599.99
    Great Condition
    Plymouth Meeting, PA
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    Guild 1983 Sf-4 Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,599.99
    Great Condition
    Flint, MI
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    Framus 1960s Strato Super Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $499.99
    Great Condition
    South Miami, FL
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    G&L 1980s SC-3 Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $899.99
    Great Condition
    Naperville, IL
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    Fender 1966 Jaguar Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $5,799.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Fender 1979 25th Anniversary Strat Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,199.99
    Great Condition
    Somerville Circle, NJ
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    Gibson 1988 Les Paul Custom Left Handed Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,799.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Ibanez 1981 AR-100L Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $749.99
    Great Condition
    N. Fort Worth, TX
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    Gretsch Guitars 1967 6124 Anniversary Model Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,599.99
    Great Condition
    Commack, NY
  14. Vintage
    Gibson 1978 Les Paul 25/50 Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $4,499.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
  15. Vintage
    Rickenbacker 1981 Model 360 Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,650.99
    Great Condition
    Hallandale, FL
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    Fender 1976 Stratocaster Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,299.99
    Great Condition
    Manhattan, NY
  17. Vintage
    Fender 1993 Strat Plus Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $949.99
    Great Condition
    Westlake Village, CA
  18. Vintage
    Gibson 1986 Les Paul Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $3,699.99
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    Hollywood, CA
  19. Vintage
    Fender 1980s Bullet Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $599.99
    Great Condition
    San Mateo, CA
  20. Vintage
    Vintage 1960s Standel Custom Deluxe Vintage Sunburst Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,399.99
    Great Condition
    Millbury, MA
  21. Vintage
    Ibanez 1977 2461NT Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,699.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
  22. Vintage
    Silvertone 1950s 1420 Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $449.99
    Great Condition
    Detroit, MI
  23. Vintage
    Fender 1980s STB67 LH Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,199.99
    Great Condition
    San Francisco, CA
  24. Vintage
    Fender 1966 Coronado Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $1,499.99
    Great Condition
    Katy, TX
  25. Vintage
    Ernie Ball Music Man 1976 Stingray Guitar Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,299.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
  26. Vintage
    Fender 1980s Bullet Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $699.99
    Great Condition
    San Mateo, CA
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    Gretsch Guitars 1967 G6119 Chet Atkins Signature Tennessee Rose Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,299.99
    Great Condition
    Orlando, FL
  28. Vintage
    Fender 1971 Mustang Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,199.99
    Great Condition
    Arlington, TX
  29. Vintage
    Rickenbacker 1974 950MG Tulip Solid Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,499.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
  30. Vintage
    Epiphone 1952 Zephyr Regent Hollow Body Electric Guitar
    Your Price $2,299.99
    Great Condition
    Salt Lake City, UT
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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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