Since the Jazz Age, guitarists have been amplifying their instruments in order to compete with louder Big Band instruments. Early solutions began with microphones implanted in acoustic guitars, and eventually led to magnetic pickups installed on a solid-body guitar: a true electric guitar. Electric guitars produced a sound that demanded a whole new way of playing, a whole new type popular music. Electric guitars defined the music of the late 20th Century: Rock ‘n’ roll. Long before “Guitar Hero” was the name of a video game, it was a title bestowed upon legends like Les Paul, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck . . . the list goes on. These guys mastered their instruments and discovered new sonic territories that have influenced generations of new musicians. But the story doesn’t end there, does it? Will you be the next Guitar Hero? Get your electric guitar from Sam Ash Direct today, and start making musical history!
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