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Jimmy Hendrix Eddie VanHalen B B King Angus Young Brian Head Welch Fletcher Dragge What do all of these people have in common They are all guitar heroes in theyre own styles of music However because of the different styles of music they play each guitarist mentioned above uses a different style of guitar The guitars different body styles and shape help mold 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 each genres sound Jimmy Hendrix a virtuoso of the 60 era played a Fender Stratocaster Eddie VanHalen know for his innovative tapping style solos Plays a custom peavey guitar called a Wolfgang B B King a blues guitar legend plays a signature model Gibson Hollow body Angus young lead guitarist for ACDC 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 dont play 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 One way a guitar sounds different than other models is the way it is built Depending on what kind of wood is used the sound can completely change Some examples of woods used for guitars are ash pine sandalwood rosewood and maple The more dense the wood is the longer the sustain it has sustain is a term for how long the sound will carry from one attack Also the lighter the wood the brighter tone it has The wood used for the fret board is also important Usually
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