When guitar gods go acoustic: Page, Van Halen, Hendrix and more

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One of the most enchanting things about the electric guitar is its ability to morph and create a nearly infinite world of sounds, textures and aural colors. Distorted, caterwauling salvos of fire and brimstone? Check. Oscillating psychedelic atmospheres? Absolutely! Chiming jangle? For sure. Faux synthesizer bleeps and bloops? Why the hell not?

Regardless of what it may be that gets you off as a player, what sound a song might call for or what emotions you’re attempting to evoke with your playing, crafting inspiring sounds through the proverbial tone quest is a lifelong trip for most electric guitarists.

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