If any of you college students out there have ever written a paper on the history of the electric guitar please pm me and give me some advice on good references. this topic is turning out harder than I thought. By the way I’m not in music history at all. this is just a damn core requirement for me. I need some serious help with resources. Hope someone has an interest in this topic. Thanks
Google the following names
That’ll give ya plenty
“The Log” and Lester Polfus [spelling?]… Les Pauls real name… that was the prototype for the Les Paul if I remember right.
Rickenbacker, 1928. The first solid-body was by Rickenbacker in 1935, followed by Les Paul.
Les electrified the first guitar, right? His famous Log.
I can’t remember all my guitar history, but if he looks up those names, should easily get enough for a paper. Gotta include Leo Fender in the mix though. I do love my Strat, even if it is just a Squire, and not a true Fender.