Electric guitar history dates back to 1931, George Beauchamp, in which he lost his job at the National guitar manufacturer. Staying at home, experimented for weeks at the kitchen table, using simple tools and materials found at home: pieces of wire, magnets, etc., built the first transmitter guitar. Even earlier, in 1925, desiring to strengthen the sound of guitars, Beauchamp experimented unsuccessfully with the turntable needle. It was invented by him and later patented transducer was used in the first electric guitar.
It was built in one evening by a friend Beauchamp, Paul Barth, luthier working for National in the same kitchen table at which he worked Beauchamp. The first prototype of an electric guitar called "pan" (The Frying Pan), the inventor went to Adolph Rickenbacker, and persuaded him to cooperate in the production facility