The electric guitar: 10 things you (probably) didn’t know

10 things you (probably) didn't know about the guitarAn entertaining article from the Guardian, detailing 10 things you (probably) didn’t know about our favourite instrument.

A few of the questions that are answered:

  • Did Pete Townsend turn his guitar into a machine gun?
  • What was the first electric guitar made of?
  • Could Leo Fender play the instrument he became famous for?
  • Could aliens be listening to the guitar?
  • Who was George Delmetia Beauchamp?
  • Which country was key in the development of the guitar?
  • Was the Les Paul Trio an instant hit?
  • What comic was Eric Clapton reading on the Blue Breakers photoshoot?

Read of the article (link below) and also ask your Bristol guitar teacher for any additional “fascinating facts” they may be able to give you. Since students can learn a lot from an article like this, especially if they are a Trivial Pursuit fan… we suggest you get reading.

So, here you can read the article https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/21/electric-guitar-10-things-you-didnt-know