Find the best electric guitar instructors, classes, and lessons at HeyKiki and learn how to play the electric guitar. Huge fan of Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton? We all are, too. The two guitarists, along with countless other musicians, used the electric guitar to produce sounds unheard of before in popular music. By converting the strums into electrical impulses, an electric guitar's sound is solely based on a pickup. And these impulses can be altered; viola... you have reverb and distortion. Now, pick one up and start rockin'.