6-String Electric Guitars
A 6-String Electric Guitar is the most common type of electric guitar and the strings are tuned to E, A, D, G, B, E. The most popular brands of electric guitars are Gibson and Fender. Click Here if you want to see the electric guitar parts in greater detail.
Popular 6-String Electric Guitar Brands
- BC Rich
- Line Six
- Moog Music
- Music Man
- Paul Reed Smith
12-String Electric Guitars
A 12-String Electric Guitar (like the name says) is a type of guitar that has simply has twelve strings. Like the standard 6-string it has the same string tunings except for each string is another string that is tuned an octave higher. The stringing is set up so that you play these two strings in unison to give the guitar a more richer sound. A lot of 12-string guitar players will experiment with removing some of the strings to get different unique sounds.
The most popular brands of twelve string guitars are Gibson and Rickenbacker.
Popular 12-String Electric Guitar Brands
Left Handed Electric Guitars
Left handed electric guitars are exactly like a standard 6-string guitar except they are specifically designed for left handed players. The most common brands that make left handed guitar models are Fender, Ibanez, Schecter, Epiphone, Gibson and Gretsch.
Popular Left Handed Electric Guitar Brands
7-String or more Electric Guitars
Some electric guitar brands offer models that have 7 or more strings. These guitar types can offer more options for a guitar player and can create some new unique sounds. A lot of heavy metal guitarists have experimented with guitars with more than six strings to create some signature sounds. Some brands that create these types of guitars are ESP, Ibanez, Jackson and Schecter.
A silent guitar is a type of guitar that is smaller than a traditional 6-string. The main difference is that the pickups used with the body type won't produce a very loud sound like other guitars. It is great for practicing or when you are in a quiet environment because you can simply use headphones with the guitar. The most common brand of the silent guitar is made by Traveler.
Popular Silent Guitar Brands