Monday, October 18, 2010

Guitar body, action , neck and electronics

A guitar’s neck and body style contribute a lot to the overall sound and playability of the guitar. First let’s look at the two main styles of guitars, solid body and hollow body. Hollow body guitars are basically an electric guitar that has been hollowed out so it can be played acoustically as well. These guitars proceeded solid bodies and have a warmer sound. They are mainly associated with 50’s rock and blues such as B.B. king or Chuck Berry. Solid body guitars have a rougher sound and are more comfortable to play and usually have more features. Solid body guitars are more modern and are better used for rock ad metal as well as some blues. There are great qualities to both guitars but it all depends upon what you like, personally exclusively I play solid body guitars.