Did you know that the origins of the guitar date back thousands of years? The Egyptian performer, Har Mose, used an instrument made from cedarwood and rawhide 3500 years ago. Much later, the famous violin mater Antonio Stradivarius also made guitars. Unlike the six string instruments of today, these had five strings.
The most expensive guitar ever sold was of one of the electric fender telecaster guitars. It was sold as for a charity benefit and was signed by some of the biggest living names in music, including Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Sting. Fender guitars were first designed in 1954, and since then have been consistently manufactured and sold.
If you are interested in buying fender guitars, do not worry, they are not usually that expensive! There is a range of prices depending on the quality, appearance and abilities of the guitar, but fender guitars generally have a price tag in the 500 to 1500 dollar range. Fender precision bass guitars for sale, as a more specific example, run at about six hundred dollars on average.
Many famous musicians use electric fender stratocaster guitars. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and the more recent John Meyer have all been the owners of fender guitars.
Of course, fender guitars are not the only top name in the guitar business. Gretsch, founded in the late 1800s by a German immigrant, is one of the biggest names in the instrument industry, and it is a name that most people associate with value. Chet atkins gretsch guitars were produced after Gretsch rehired Chet Atkins, a noted country performer, as a spokesperson. Brian setzer gretsch guitars are another example of higher end, celebrity endorsed and replicated Gretsch guitars. Featuring a 16 inch full hollow body, vibrant construction, and an ebonized rosewood fretboard, this guitar runs at around three thousand dollars a pop.