There are several types of electric guitars. They include, solid electric guitars, hollow electric guitars and semi-hollow electric guitars. All the three types of electric guitars have unique features that make them produce distinct sounds when they are played. These electric guitars use guitar pickups that transform vibration by the cords into electric signals which are fed into a guitar amplifier for amplification.
Epiphone electric guitars are quality instruments that are produced for professional use. The brand has been in the industry for more than 125 years. This has helped them to enhance their expertise in building electric guitars by sourcing for quality materials that produce beautiful electric guitars of impeccable quality.
The choice of wood used to make an electric guitar distinguishes between a high quality guitar, medium, and low quality guitars. Most of the high quality electric guitars are made from hardwood.
The hard wood is dried in a kiln where temperature and humidity are controlled to achieve the desired dryness of the wood used to make the electric guitars. Dryness of the wood is an important aspect in electric guitars as it determines the quality of sound produced by the guitar.
Even after their manufacture, electric guitars should be kept in an ideal environments to ensure that they maintain their quality. An ideal environment is one with around 50% moisture content. Too much moisture and too much dryness affects the quality of sound produced by guitars.
It is therefore not suitable to leave electric guitars in a vehicle’s trunk when the atmospheric moisture content is high. Exposing the guitar to damp environments also affects the wood used to make the guitar bodies and hence the quality of sound produced.
Guitars made of hardwood are less likely to be damaged due to changes in the environment. Some hardwood trees such as such as the real African mahogany are able to maintain their tonal qualities in different environments. Electric guitars made of mahogany wood are also considered to be of excellent quality.
Apart from wood, the hardware used to make an electric guitar also determines its quality. Some of the electric guitar hardware includes the guitar pickups, cover materials and the wiring.
Guitar pick-up covers made of silver with vintage nickel or gold coating are considered to be of superior quality. These pick-ups can resist rust and therefore they are more durable. Superior electric guitars have a two-conductor wiring. This ensures that there is reduced resistance to the flow of electric signals from the guitar pickup.
The neck of an electric guitar is considered to be an important component when looking for a quality electric guitar. The shape and size of the neck determines the playability of an electric guitar.
Quality electric guitars such as the Epiphone wildkat have their necks carefully crafted to match with the body so as to ensure the comfort of a guitarist when handling the guitar. A good neck in an electric guitar offers strength, stability and also contributes to the tonal response of the guitar.