The guitar is one of the coolest and most popular musical instruments. It is portable and easy to learn which makes it the favorite. Chords played by strumming the strings create a pleasing sound almost effortlessly. While its melody has the power to move hearts, for individuals or bands performing on stage, using a guitar always necessitates the use of additional equipment like amplifiers. However, that was yesterday. With today’s world’s technological development acoustic guitars are constantly being replaced by the more powerful electric guitar.
An electric guitar which was originally used by Jazz musicians consists of two parts – the fret buttons and the strum strings. The former is used to set the note while the latter enables the execution of the tune. You can play all kinds of music using such a guitar whether it is pop, country, blues, rock, metal and so on. While purchasing such a guitar you should look for two most important things on the guitar. One is the dimensions, and the weight of the guitar, the quality of music produced by you depends on your comfort level with the guitar. The second is the quality of the sound produced and the strings used. If the strings are too sharp, you may end up hurting yourself, and if the sound is too low, you won't be able to play in crowded rooms.
While an electric guitar produces electric signals through ‘pick-ups' and creates a louder sound than an acoustic guitar, thereby reducing the need for an amplifier, it can still be attached to one. In fact, amplifiers will result in a different coloration of the note being played, and that has revolutionized music and will continue to do so in the future.
Rock bands, whether they are playing heavy metal or soft rock, almost always feature guitar solos. Thus, rock band guitars are legends and fans and musicians alike have their collections of the same. Often when an immensely talented or especially popular artist gives a mind-blowing performance, the guitar used by him or her is auctioned later on. On the other hand, guitars are precious to some musicians who refuse to part with their tools of art.
In every band which plays metal music, a rock band guitar is a must. Rock band guitars provide the edge to the metal songs which separates it from the rest of the music genres. These guitars appear to be like any other electric guitar, but one can play music on an extremely high pitch with the help of these guitars.
So, what is special about rock band guitars? In truth, their value may be high only sentimentally. Practically it was the rock band guitarist playing the said instrument who had the talent that could make that guitar famous. Apart from the sentimental value, these guitars are specially made so that the music played from it on stage pleases thousands of people listening to it.