Famous Guitar Quotes

Guitar players are a very unique breed. Yes we are!

Here is what some famous players had to say about the guitar:

“My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.”
- Joan Jett

“If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”
- Keith Richards

“So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I’d try it too.”
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

“The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.”
- Andre Segovia

“I went to my friend’s house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I’m in love.”
- Ace Frehley

“It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.”
- Stevie Nicks

“I don’t read music. I don’t write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.”
- James Taylor

“I don’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off.”
- Jeff Beck

“I’m singing what I want to sing based on the emotion of what that day feels like. That’s what comes out of my mouth and guitar. That impacts people. They know anything can happen.”
- John Mayer

“I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was a worth while that was something to do, you know, and when I did finally get the guitar, it didn’t seem that difficult to me, to be able to make a good noise out of it.”
- Eric Clapton

“Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded.”
- Jimi Hendrix

“I’m not good enough to be playin’ much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.”
- Johnny Winter

“I’ve looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I’m in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.”
- Neil Diamond

“I’m pretty basic as far as technique is concerned. I don’t use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes, anyway.”
- Brian May

“As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It’s not a style that’s difficult to pick up. It’s purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.”
- Boz Scaggs

“Recording is God’s way of telling you that you suck.”
- Bob Brozman

“Except for a few guitar chords, everything I’ve learned in my life that is of any value I’ve learned from women.”
- Glenn Frey

Amen, Glenn!
-GuitarDaddy

Comments

  1. Chelsea says

    “Music is my escape, it’s something that will never let me down and it is something that will never leave my side. Never give up on your music, becuase when the world is crumbling around you, it’s always waiting for you.”

  2. Spencer says

    Playing my guitar is my whole life from the beging to end. Its like the begining of a song to the end.

  3. says

    My guitar is nothing but a manifestation of perfection already from the strings which the mind drives through my fingers….

    Rob

  4. says

    to my guitar thank you.. for being with me those times when im down,alone and emotional.. u teach me how to play it passionately.. thank you for make me inspired everyday,, and now iv’e learn a lot of chords and diff kind of songs,, ur not only just a “guitar”.. uve been part of my life.. we grow together..we learned..

  5. says

    to my guitar..thank you.. for being with me those times when im down,alone and emotional.. u teach me how to play it passionately.. thank you for make me inspired everyday,, and now iv’e learn a lot of chords and diff kind of songs,, ur not only just a “guitar”.. uve been part of my life.. we grow together..we learned and now ur the best thing that i ever had..

  6. Tony Adamo says

    Playing guitar is like playing golf, there are days when everything come together and you feel like you can do anything. Then there are days when you want to throw all you equipment into a lake and just walk away forever. The difference is, even on a bad day I still enjoy having played my guitar..

  7. says

    I know that I need time to hear that perfect tone. Time to close my eyes and bend that string right on that beautiful part of the guitar’s fretboard, with that perfect setting on my amp and let it ring out: compressed, sustained, harmonic bliss.

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