A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. In a typical guitar you’ll find six strings; however, there are guitars with less or more strings. Apart from strings, a guitar has headstock, frets, nut, fret board and neck joints. An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses electronic pickups with the vibration of the steel cords, and then produces the desired tonal effects.
The electronic guitars are not naturally loud, and are also available in all different shapes, sizes, volumes, designs, qualities, and timbres. Electric guitars are used widely in many popular styles of music, like contemporary classic, rock and roll, jazz, pop, country music, and much more. There is virtually no limit to what you can do. The electric guitar can produce a whole variation of sounds; it can be played solo or accompanying other instruments. It leaves its own impact in the music.
Unlike acoustic guitars, electric guitars don’t usually have a hollow or semi-hollow body. That’s why if you pluck a string when the guitar is not plugged in the sound would be hardly audible. The electric guitars work and sound wondrous once plugged in. The sound in the electric guitars is produced by magnetic pick-ups, as each string is attached to a magnet in the guitar and controlled by several knobs. If you are professional guitarist you’ll love the magic of electric guitars. But if you are just a beginner in the field of guitar playing, then you should start with acoustic guitars to get a better feel for guitars, and the magic in their strings.