The electric guitar is a guitar that uses electronic pickups to make a vibration in its strings into electric current. It uses a amplifier to make the sound louder.
The electric guitar is used mostly for rock and roll, country music, pop music, jazz, blues, rap, and contemporary classic music.
The two types of electric guitars are hollow body electric guitars, which is made into two sub-categories; the archtop guitar and thin body guitar. The second type of electric guitar is called the solid body guitar. The most used type is the solid body. In 1940, another version of the solid body guitar was invented by Les Paul.
The first person to record the electric guitar was Eddie Durham who recorded in 1937.