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The page as it existed was useless, full of misinformation and cliche, and displayed a total lack of NPOV regarding the instrument. This revision improved, I think, but it still needs a lot of work, particularly where the history is concerned. I deleted the "list of important electric guitarists" because there's no way that such a list could be inclusive of everyone that a small subgroup considers important. Important guitar players should be cited as necessary within the body of the article.
Where'd you put the deleted list? Perhaps it could be moved elsewhere? Somebody went to the trouble of collecting and compiling those names (not to mention typing them in), and it's a bit discouraging to have it all disappear! In the future, it's a good idea to copy and paste a deleted list like that into the talk page, in case others deem it meritorious and wish to do something with it. Sara Parks Ricker
It's in the history if anyone feels like reviving it. Quite frankly though, it was heavily slanted towards a certain type of player, and didn't seem to me to add anything to the article. In any case, it was mostly an incomplete duplication of the list at guitarist which strikes me as a much more appropriate place for such a list. In an entry under "electric guitar", a list of different peoples favorite electric guitarists does not seem to have the same sort of relevancy. IMHO, it seems like the links to specific players should relate to their specific contributions to the instrument, and should be included in the body of the article rather than as a (highly incomplete) list tagged on to the end. JFQ
It's a good rule of thumb to not delete content, but to find it a good home. I took the list out of the history to merge it with guitarist (which I'll probably move to List of guitarists... later), but only George Harrison had to be added. Anyway, I agree with your reasoning for removing it from the article, JFQ. Whenever I come across some out of place content like that and I don't know what to do with it, I simply copy it to the talk page. It's easier for people to get at than the history logs. --Stephen Gilbert
- I didn't notice that George Harrison wasn't on guitarist page, so deleted the list thinking it only contained duplicate content. Good thing you double checked. JFQ
Types of guitars
I suggest that the types of guitars section be reorganised and the bit about types of guitars at the top be added
How much of this text did Yuri Landman write? His name comes up twice on the page, despite his marginal, at best, significance in the history of the electric guitar. I'm just sayin'...
Wikipedia Critique Project
This article covers a variety of different areas of the history of the guitar and it very well-written. It supplies details of its historical significance to society as well as the questionable original source of the electric guitar. Since the original creator is unknown, they give a couple variables that could have been involved. The sources seem a bit short but I am sure with further research, one will find that the information is very accurate.
The illustrations are as expected; an abundance of electric guitars and their different parts. It does cover the subject thoroughly by giving the reader a guide of the guitar to look over while reading the article. Although the sources seem to be slim, I do not believe it has been marred by various contributors. Because of my personal background with the electric guitar, it seems as though information is not random slander or junk. Furthermore, comparing this article to a conventional encyclopedia, the information seems appropriate and significant to the potential readers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by HIST406-10Sbyrne (talk • contribs) 16:09, October 5, 2010 (UTC)