When most people picture the electric guitar, they picture the sleek lines of a solid body electric guitar. Most people picture the iconic Fender Stratocaster, or maybe the EVH Wolfgang or Frankie. This style of guitar is known for its fantastic sustain, beautiful resonance, rejecting as well as nailing perfect feedback, and being the catalyst for classic tones found in just about every genre of music. Basically being the workhorse of guitars since their introduction in the 1950’s.
If you are looking for the classic tones of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page, guitar brands such as Fender, Gretsch, Nash and Music Man are all solid choices with different personalities that fit your playstyle. Or maybe you are looking for the in your face sound of metal legends such as Eddie Van Halen, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Metallica or Deftones; brands such as Jackson, Charvel, EVH, ESP, and Ibanez will satiate all of your head-banging needs.
If you are looking for bite, sustain, and some of the most iconic tones to ever grace music, a solid body electric guitar is not just a want, it is a need!