It would be absurd to talk about electric guitars without talking about music. So when I undertook the project of making a timeline about the history of electric guitars, it naturally turned very rock and roll… inside and out. Starting from the 30s, decades in music consecutively flooded Nguma’s itunes playlists, with surges of Wes Montgomery, Link Wray and, of course, Led Zep.
Studying vintage guitar models doesn’t go without side effects. I quickly felt like a kid in a candy store. I also felt plastered with shame for not having started a personal collection yet. (Owning a PRS SE custom doesn’t qualify, even if it’s actually a pretty good budget guitar.)
So, how do you start a guitar collection? What should be my first pick? Hard not to have a gargantuan appetite with such a menu. Rickenbacker’s Model B lap steel is a beast with a wild roar (1936!), while every lick from an original Gibson SG would burn like the flames of hard rock hell.
Well give me a bit more time for making a choice. In the meantime, you got a peak at what’s coming. The Electric Guitar Timeline is an inhouse project, and is backed by the best investors in town: Pat Sion, Fred Will and Gene Rossity. Got curiosity? Want to help? Drop a note to email@example.com.