Guitar for all
Jimmy Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, BB King, Angus Young, Brian ‘Head’ Welch, Fletcher Dragge. What do all these people have in common? They are all guitar heroes in they’re own styles of music. However, because of the different styles of music they play, each guitarist mentioned above uses or used a different style of guitar.
The different body styles and shape of guitars help mould the perfect sound for the style you play. From sweet and warm, to loud and thrashing, the guitar is one of the most versatile instruments and can be used for any style of music.
Most styles of music (and the legends who made that style famous) have a specific guitar that embodies the sound of each genre. Jimmy Hendrix, a virtuoso of the 60’s era, played a Fender Stratocaster. Eddie Van Halen, known for his innovative ‘tapping’ style solos, plays a custom peavey guitar called a Wolfgang. BB King, a blues guitar legend, plays a signature model Gibson Hollow body. Angus Young, lead guitarist for AC/DC, plays a solid body Gibson SG. Head, one of two guitar players for the band Korn, plays an Ibanez 7-string model. Fletcher Dragge, a pioneer in the field of punk, plays a standard series RG Ibanez.
To those who don’t play the guitar, these names may be unfamiliar, but to those who play, these guitars cover most of the different sounds you can get out of a guitar.