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Types of guitarsEdit
I suggest that the types of guitars section be reorganised and the bit about types of guitars at the top be added
How much of this text did Yuri Landman write? His name comes up twice on the page, despite his marginal, at best, significance in the history of the electric guitar. I'm just sayin'...
Wikipedia Critique ProjectEdit
This article covers a variety of different areas of the history of the guitar and it very well-written. It supplies details of its historical significance to society as well as the questionable original source of the electric guitar. Since the original creator is unknown, they give a couple variables that could have been involved. The sources seem a bit short but I am sure with further research, one will find that the information is very accurate.
The illustrations are as expected; an abundance of electric guitars and their different parts. It does cover the subject thoroughly by giving the reader a guide of the guitar to look over while reading the article. Although the sources seem to be slim, I do not believe it has been marred by various contributors. Because of my personal background with the electric guitar, it seems as though information is not random slander or junk. Furthermore, comparing this article to a conventional encyclopedia, the information seems appropriate and significant to the potential readers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by HIST406-10Sbyrne (talk • contribs) 16:09, October 5, 2010 (UTC)
To summarize my previous comments (now archived):
- per WP, An electric guitar is a fretted stringed instrument with a neck and body
- a lap steel has neither functional frets nor a neck
- therefore, a pickup DOES NOT make a lap steel an "electric guitar"
- and an acoustic guitar with a stuck-on contact microphone IS NOT an "electric guitar"
- if there is a "first," it is most likely the Electro-Spanish Ken Roberts
- but seeing as less than 50 total quantity were produced & sold between 1931-1937, a better criterion would likely be "first commercially successful electic guitar"