A Conversation for Electric Guitars

Electric Ud

Post 1

Dudemeister

I remember watching "Top of the Pops" in the 70s and seeing some band (can't remember who). Playing the electric lute. Being a bit far from the original instrument it drew some criticism from my father - a lutanist. The music also "sucked" in my evaluation at the time - why I don't remember who it was.

The lute was a predecessor to the guitar and through the introduction in Spain, then the vihuela in a few varieties, leading to the guitar as you explain. I believe (although my fluency in Arabic is ridiculously poor) that the word "lute" came from Arabic "Ud" meaning "stick" - ie. musical stick.

Electric Stick!

Mind you, I think the world is still wanting for a good electric lute thrasher of the like of J. Satriani, etc.


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Post 2

Queazer

I don't think I'll hold my breath. smiley - smiley

On the 'musical stick' topic, I've often heard the guitar referred to as a plank. And playing the guitar as 'spanking the plank'.


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Post 3

Dudemeister

Most would interpret that a different way - they would probably avoid shaking your hand if you said you did it.


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Post 4

Queazer

NO, that's spanking the monkey, but I'll admit the similarity. smiley - smiley


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Post 5

Jimi X

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Post 6

pAt

The electric guitar has been invented by Adolph Rickenbacker in 1931. This modell is called Frying pan because of its strange look.


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