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Electric Guitar

    Electric guitars are six to twelve string electronic instruments with a solid body. The strings are made from wound metal wire. Electric guitar is played by fingering the fret board and plucking or strumming the strings with finger picks, plectrum or bare fingers. The pickups on an electric guitar use the vibrations of the strings to generate sound signals. The signals are then sent to an amplifier to produce the sound.

    Electric guitars can also be played with a slide which is a hollow cylindrical tube made from glass or metal.

    Electric guitars are a highly versatile instrument and feature in most genres of music.

    When you borrow an electric guitar from RPL, you will receive it in a case to protect it. You will also receive a pick, a strap, a tuner, an amplifier with a case, a cable to connect the guitar to the amplifier and a power adapter.

    An instrument in good condition makes better music. Please see our Care and Respect video below, to learn how to take care of the electric guitar while you have it.

    Never played before? No problem! You can also access free step-by-step video lessons for a variety of instruments through our digital services:

    Artist Works for Libraries
    LinkedIn Learning
    Gale Courses

    Dimensions: length is approximately 101 cm, amplifier weighs approximately 7 kg

    Instrument photos courtesy of Vancouver Public Library

    Learn Electric Guitar


    We have a variety of stringed instruments such as acoustic guitars (nylon-stringed and steel-stringed in vario...
    You'll need a valid Regina Public Library account in good standing with less than $10 owing in outstanding fee...
    No. Instruments are only available to Regina Public Library cardholders. They cannot be checked out with Commu...
    You can borrow an instrument by yourself! Just be sure to bring your library card (or digital barcode in our a...
    You can borrow one instrument at a time.
    The loan period for instruments is 21 days.
    If no one has requested that instrument, you can renew for an additional 21 days. There is a limit of two rene...
    Yes, but there is a limit of only one instrument hold per card at any given time.
    Instruments are kept at Central Library and Sherwood Village Branch. If you know which instrument you want to ...
    You'll have seven days to pick up your instrument after it becomes available for pick-up. The person that plac...
    There are books and DVDs in the library collection that can help you learn to play the instrument. Our LinkedI...
    Instruments must be returned to the location you borrowed them from during open hours.
    A late fee of $1 per day will be added to your library account, up to $42.
    As with other library materials borrowed, you are responsible for musical instruments borrowed on your card an...
    We welcome donations of gently used stringed instruments, keyboards, and light percussion.
    We cannot accept wind instruments or pianos.
    If you'd like to donate an instrument, you can bring it to Long and McQuade (1445 McIntyre Street) or Central ...
    As with other donations to Regina Public Library, the library reserves the right to decide on the disposition ...
    No. Charitable tax receipts will not be provided for donated instruments.

    • Blues Guitar: Learn to Play (LinkedIn Learning course free with your library card)

    Rock Guitar Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play (LinkedIn Learning course free with your library card)

    FretJam (guitar lessons from beginner to advanced)

    Guitar Lesson World (lesson library)

    Helpful Links

    • (guitar chords and scales)

    • (guitar tabs for popular songs)

    • The Canadian Guitar Forum (forum for guitar players)

    Helpful Apps

    • Guitar Tuna (Google Play) (tuner)

    • Guitar Tuna  (iTunes) (tuner)

    • Yousician (Google Play) (lessons - free trial with subscription option)

    • Yousician (iTunes) (lessons - free trial with subscription option)

    • Basichords (Google Play) (finger positions and chords)

    • Basichords (iTunes) (finger positions and chords)

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