What musical instrument am I?
Answer to last Wordless/ful Wednesday: Electric Violin
Electric violins are usually made with a solid body and a built-in pickup to amplify the sound. Most electric violins have 5-7 strings. Electric violins have been around since the 1920's. Stuff Smith (a blues and jazz artist) was one of the first performers to play electric violin. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_violin)
Today, electric violins are used in jazz, pop, hip-hop, rock, metal, country, new age, and contemporary classical music.
Below is an example of what the electric violin sounds like:
(Jerry Goodman on electric violin)