Ever since the electric guitar was invented in 1931, guitar makers have refined and recreated this glorious instrument as it launched rock and roll into quite possibly the most influential musical style the world has ever seen in such a short span of time. The electric guitar is at the heart of so many modern music styles beyond rock and roll, however, and it’s arguably the single most inspiring instrument that anyone can play. That’s why we’re guitarists.
Considering all of the most popular electric guitars on the market today, none have had such influence as the Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul. These guitars are both used in a wide variety of styles, but they are so very different. The Stratocaster offers up a sleek solid body design with single coil pickups that provide more clarity than its counterpart. The Gibson Les Paul offers up an elegant body design full of curves and equipped with humbucker pickups that provide more warmth and power that its counterpart. [Read More]