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written by Carl Rod Nave
This web page contains information about the physics behind electric guitars. It includes outlines of both the production of sound by the guitar strings and the magnetic pickups that transfer the guitar string vibrations to electric signals. There are also links to more information about sound, string instruments, and electromagnetism.

This is part of the Hyperphysics Collection containing similar explanations of many areas of physics and astronomy.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Induction
Waves and Pendula
- Instruments
= Electronic Instruments
= Stringed Instruments
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
= Photograph
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- text/html
- image/gif
- image/jpeg
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image credit: ReignMan, Creative Commons; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from June 1, 2012 until June 16, 2012. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 C.R. Nave
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: electric instrument, sound wave
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created May 18, 2012 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated: May 20, 2012 by Ed Lee
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February 12, 2008
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AIP Format
C. Nave, (2006), WWW Document, (http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/music/eguit.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
C. Nave, Hyperphysics: Electric Guitars, (2006), <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/music/eguit.html>.
APA Format
Nave, C. (2008, February 12). Hyperphysics: Electric Guitars. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/music/eguit.html
Chicago Format
Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: Electric Guitars. February 12, 2008. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/music/eguit.html (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: Electric Guitars. 2006. 12 Feb. 2008. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/music/eguit.html>.
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