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Thread #101898   Message #2060271
Posted By: PoppaGator
24-May-07 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: Electric guitar for blues
Subject: RE: Electric guitar for blues
I have no personal expertise (i.e., I have no electric guitar), but I'm interested in this discussion because I sometimes wonder the very same thing, as an acoustic blues player who sometimes daydreams about "going electric."

Taj Mahal is a player who performs mostly country-style fingerpicked blues on electric guitar, as part of a classic electric-blues "power-trio" (with bass and drum). I caught his act recently, from good seats up front. All of the guitars he brings on stage (maybe three of them) are big fat solid-body f-hole/archtop electrics. Not those thin little one-inch-thick kind of hollow-bodies like BB King's, or like a Les Paul ~ big deep bodies much like on an acoustic ax.

Now, whether such models also include fingerboards similar to those on acoustic instruments ~ I don't know. But I suspect they might, and would take a look at them when shopping.