Acoustic guitars have been used for over a thousand years. Finger picking is usually used for these hollow bodied guitars.
The electric guitar was introduced in the 1930s with the assistance of an amplifier and players mainly use a plastic pick to strum the strings. Pickups are used to carry the sound.
The different varieties of guitars are countless.
Guitars generally have 6 strings and the player uses frets to find their position on the neck. Frets are metal strips that are divided on the neck using a mathmatical equation to equally divide the scale.
All of us have heard guitars. Below are a couple of my favorite guitarists. Who are your favorites?
The first video is Steve Vai, my all time favorite guitarist playing "Glorious"
This is Eric Johnson playing "Cliffs of Dover". A friend of mine in college called this "The Happy Song" and it has stuck with me.
OK, one more. This is that same friend playing a cover of Erruption from Van Halen. Pretty good, huh? The band's name is Green Vegas.