Jimmy Hendrix, Eddie VanHalen, B. B. King, Angus Young, Brian
"Head" Welch, Fletcher Dragge. What do all of these people have in
common? They are all guitar heroes in they're own styles of music.
However, because of the different styles of music they play, each
guitarist mentioned above uses a different style of guitar. The
guitars different body styles and shape help mold the perfect sound
for the style you play. From sweet and warm, to loud and thrashing,
the guitar is one of the most versatile instruments and can be used
for any style of music.
Most styles of music (and the legends who made that style famous)
have a specific guitar that embodies each genres sound. Jimmy
Hendrix, a virtuoso of the 60' era, played a Fender Stratocaster.
Eddie VanHalen, know for his innovative "tapping" style solos, Plays a
custom peavey guitar called a Wolfgang. B. B. King, a blues guitar
legend, plays a signature model Gibson Hollow body. Angus young, lead
guitarist for AC/DC, plays a solid body Gibson SG. Head, one of two
guitar players for the band Korn, plays an Ibanez 7-string model.
Fletcher Dragge, a pioneer in the field of punk, plays a standard
series RG Ibanez. To those who don't play guitar these names may be
unfamiliar, but to those who play, these guitars cover most of the
different sounds you can get out of a guitar.
One way a guitar sounds different than other models is the way it
is built. Depending on what kind of wood is used the sound can
completely change. Some examples of woods used for guitars are ash,
pine, sandalwood, rosewood, and maple. The more dense the wood is,
the longer the sustain it has (sustain is a term for how long the
sound will carry from one attack). Also, the lighter the wood, the
brighter tone it has. The wood used for the fret board is also
important. Usually it is made of maple or rosewood. Each of these
woods has a different feel to it (it is...