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Donning his signature velvet black suit, a dazzling smile from cheek to cheek, and slicked-back hair that would have given Elvis a run for his money, there stood a man and his electric guitar. Audiences were entranced by his performance, both on and off-screen. His name was Omar Khorshid, and he was Egypt’s first-ever electric guitarist.  During the post-war era which fused tradition with Westernization, Khorshid’s electric guitar would enthrall Egyptians for decades to come. And, following his death in…