Guide to the Different Types of Electric Guitars

Electric guitars come in various shapes and sizes, and the differences between models can be very subtle. The most popular electric guitar types are solid body, semi-hollow body, and hollow body. They’re all still electric guitars, but each has its unique sound properties that make them suitable for different styles of music.

Electric guitars date back to 1931 when Gibson first introduced them. These days, many different brands and models are available with varying pickups, strings, and finishes that give them their unique sound. Semi-acoustic guitars were created for musicians who wanted to play both an acoustic and electric guitar at the same time without having to switch between two instruments while performing live or in-studio recordings.

Electric guitars body styles

Electric guitars are not only great for playing rock and roll, but they can also be used to play jazz, blues, classical music, country music, etc. There are many different electric guitars, including solid body, semi-hollow body, hollow body guitar, and bass guitar. The most popular type of electric guitar is the solid body because it has a full sound with plenty of sustain due to its steel strings that don’t need to be changed as often as acoustic guitars do. It also has an adjustable bridge so you can change the height without taking off all six strings at once or getting your hands dirty with glue, or having to take out each string individually.

electric guitars body styles

Which electric guitar type is for you?

Electric guitars are one of the most popular instruments in the world. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and styles for every person’s playing needs. There are main types of electric guitars, each with its pros and cons.

  1. Acoustic-Electric Guitar: These have a pickup inside them, so they can be plugged into an amplifier or sound system to amplify their sound when played live on stage. This is great if you want to play acoustic music without having to buy two separate instruments!
  2. Solid Body Electric Guitar: These have solid wood bodies that don’t need any hollow cavities to resonate as acoustic guitars do. The downside is that they’re usually much heavier than other electric guitar types because of this design feature.

different electric guitars

Ever wanted to be in a band? The electric guitar is the instrument that most people think of when they hear the word “band.” However, it can be hard to figure out which one suits you best with so many different electric guitars. Whether you’re trying to decide between an acoustic or an electric, there are some clear differences.  Most acoustic guitars have six strings, while electrics usually only have four. This makes for easier chord progressions on acoustics because there aren’t as many chords that involve two fingers being pressed down at once. Acoustic guitars also tend to sound richer and less tinny than electrics because their hollow body resonates with the vibrations from the strings. In contrast, most electrics are solid-bodied and don’t react to them.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. More information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.