Definition of solid-body in US English:



  • Denoting or relating to an electric guitar without a sound box, the strings being mounted on a solid shaped block forming the guitar body.

    ‘I needed a solid-body guitar for regular playing’
    • ‘It is solid-body, but it resonates even without an amp.’
    • ‘Paul was a terrific jazz guitarist who invented the solid-body electric guitar in 1947, helping usher in America's most liberating cultural invention of the latter 20th century, rock 'n' roll.’
    • ‘Today the tonal qualities on a solid-body guitar are strictly driven by pickups, effects, and amplification.’
    • ‘Changing to a solid-body guitar, he cranked out a revved-up rendition of ‘I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down.’’
    • ‘The other major technological innovation that gave rise to the garage band explosion was the availability of inexpensive, solid-body electric guitars, usually mass-produced in the United States or Japan.’