Invented in 1931 out of necessity for jazz musicians performing in Big Bands, the electric guitar gained its laurels during the rock ‘n’ roll days of the 1950s and 1960s. Over the decades, it has evolved into multidimensional instrument that’s helped develop a handful of musical genres.
At LAWK STAR Guitars, we offer a variety of electric guitars online from the following brands: Bohemian, D’Angelico, Dean, Gretsch, LsL, Paul Reed Smith, Schecter, Silvertone & Breedlove.
Electric Guitar Buying Guide
Body Style: Electric guitars have three basic body styles: solid body, semi-hollow body and hollow body. Wood Choice: Also referred to as tonewoods, the wood used in an electric guitar gives it a specific sound. An electric guitar’s body may have wood that’s different from the neck and fretboard. Neck Type: Electric guitar necks are set (glued-in) or bolted into place. Some may also come with through-body necks, which means the wood used in the neck spans through the length of the body. The best neck is the one that fits comfortably in your hand. Scale Length: The length of the strings between the nut and bridge saddle on an electric guitar make a difference. The most common scale lengths are Gibson (24.75 inches) and Fender (25.5 inches). Paul Reed Smith uses a 25-inch scale to create a distinct tone. Frets: Most electric guitars have 22 frets. If you want to play higher notes, look for an electric guitar with 24 frets. Bridge Type: Bridges affect how you play an electric guitar and how it sounds. A tremolo bridge, or whammy bar, lets you bend the strings, which can cause the guitar to un-tune. A stoptail bridge is fixed to the body and more stable.
Named one of the top three online dealers in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants in 2014, LAWK STAR Guitars offers guitars and accessories that you can’t find at other music stores. Your satisfaction is our priority.