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If you're looking to purchase a new electric guitar, congratulations! You've come to the right place. Whether you want the low-tuned rumble of an extended-range Ibanez solidbody, or the warm jazz tones of a classic Gibson ES hollow-body, Sweetwater has a massive inventory of electric guitars to choose from. And with one of the largest teams of guitar experts in the industry, we're ready, willing, and able to help you find the perfect instrument of your dreams.
When most people think about the electric guitar, they picture the seductive lines of a solidbody guitar, like Fender's iconic Stratocaster or Gibson's Les Paul. This style of guitar is fantastic for long sustain, ability to reject feedback, and nailing those classic tones found in just about every genre of music. Since the first solidbody electric guitars were introduced in the 1950s, their sound has been powering everything from Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue," through Stevie Ray Vaughan's rendition of "Little Wing," on to the pulverizing sound of modern-metal giants Slipknot. If you are looking for bite, sustain, and iconic tones, you definitely want a solidbody.
On the other end of the spectrum are the equally ground-breaking hollow and semi-hollow body electric guitars. These were the original electric guitars. Their warmer, more mellow tone have made them favorites in jazz and blue communities. Though rockers like Ted Nugent have used them to great effect in stadium-shaking rock â€˜n' roll. This is where you'll find models such as Gibson's ES-335, Fender's Thinline Tele Deluxe, and the museum-quality PRS Hollowbody IIs.
Maybe your tastes run a bit heavier. Sweetwater has you covered. Our selection of extended range electric guitars includes everything from 7 and 8-string guitar by genre-leading brands like Schecter, Jackson, and Ibanez. With their lowered tunings, these guitars are capable of complete sonic devastation. Look here for coping the tones of bands like Meshuggah, Korn, and Animals as Leaders.
Are you a sonic explorer, not content with the usual tones of normal guitar and amp combinations? Or maybe you are a player who demands instant access to a plethora of different tones. Then you should take a look at our collection of modeling and MIDI-based electric guitars, such the Line 6 Variax line or one of the many MIDI-ready Godin electrics.
No matter what style of six-string music you play, there is an electric guitar that is purpose-built to give you the best tone and performance possible. From the Nashville twang of a Tele to the other-worldly options available with a MIDI-ready guitar, Sweetwater has them all. Still a bit overwhelmed by options? Check out our extensive inSync site, loaded with gear reviews, buying guides, and tech tips. Or even better, give one of our expert Sales Engineers a call. We'll take the time to get to know you, your needs, and make sure you get the perfect electric guitar.
Questions about Electric Guitars?
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.