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electric guitar
1. A guitar with a built-in contact microphone that amplifies sound produced by the guitar strings and allows various adjustments of characteristics of the sound.
2. A guitar in which a contact microphone placed under the strings picks up the acoustic vibrations for amplification and for reproduction by a loudspeaker.

Volume and tone controls are usually also available.

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