Electric Guitar & Bass
The electric guitar emerged in the first half of the 20th century. It is a musical instrument that normally has six strings and whose bass sound may vary depending on its design, the materials used in its construction, the scale and the location and type of the pickups.
The conjunction of this guitar with the amplifier, that emerged at the same time, allowed it to expand its sound and expressiveness.
The first to use it were operetta and jazz guitarists, who previously did not have the means to make their instrument stand out in orchestras.
The electric guitar is made up of multiple components: machine heads, nut, strings, pickups, volume and/or tone controls, bridge and pickguard. All these parts and even additional accessories are available on our website.
The most commonly used woods for electric guitar bodies range from alder, mahogany or ash, to more attractive woods such as figured maple, limba or wenge. Since a few years ago it is also very common to use light woods with a more attractive top that can give the instrument more spectacular and at the same time make it lighter and more economical.
The electric bass is very similar to the electric guitar in appearance, differing only in the larger size of its body and neck and in that it has four, five or six strings. For this reason, we include both instruments under one category, since they share almost all the same parts that make them up.
Since the 50's, the electric bass has been replacing the double bass when the need arose to produce low rhythmic sounds with a more compact instrument. This instrument is used for accompaniment or as a solo instrument in almost all styles of music, including blues, jazz, pop, punk, reggae and rock.
As with guitars, the woods for electric basses depend on the bass part. This instrument shares all the woods used for electric guitars, but there are others that are also recommended. Maple, American Lime, Cocobolo and Bubinga are used for the body and Ebony, Rosewood or Wenge for the fingerboard. It is important to note that for the carved tops, drop tops and body tops, other woods for electric bass can be used to complete the construction of the instrument and give it the beauty it deserves.