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Meet the American who invented the electric guitar and inspired rock 'n' roll

Adolph Rickenbacker, who immigrated to the U.S. from Switzerland as a child, invented the electric guitar in the 1930s, the instrument that inspired the rock 'n' roll phenomenon.

Music | Guitar: Gear & Tips

What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar?

There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different.