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The first electric Guitars were made within the space of two or three years in the early 1930s, all in the USA. These include:

George Beauchamp/Adolph Rickenbacker: "Frying Pan" prototype steel guitar

Paul Tutmarc: experimental steel guitar

Lloyd Loar: solid-body guitar with electrostatic pickup

Les Paul: various experimental guitars

Dopyera Brothers: electrified "Dobro" resonator guitar

By 1935 many manufacturers including Gibson, Rickenbacker and Vega were producing both solid-body electric steel guitars and electrified archtop guitars on a commercial scale.

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