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History of the Electric Guitar

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History of the Electric Guitar

Short | 05:11

G.E. Smith performs the history of the electric guitar, from steel to squeal, in just one song.

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The history of music's greatest invention and the world's most popular musical instrument. From the early days of the Model U and Frying Pan to the guitar wars of Fender and Gibson, experience the evolution of the electric guitar through vintage footage, interviews with rock historians and rousing live performances.

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