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:
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Dimensions: length is approximately 101 cm, amplifier weighs approximately 7 kg
Instrument photos courtesy of Vancouver Public Library