Quotes and Sayings about Guitar



"At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Guitar, Song, Tribute)

"For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Guitar, Old, Play, Song, Songs)

"With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

"In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead."
- David Amram
(Related: Compliments, Jazz, Play, Thinking)

"That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Play, Songs)

"This band - because this is myself on electric and acoustic guitars - we've done three tours together now and I really, really like it which is why I did the DVD as well."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Now)

"I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument. It's fragile. I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Guitar)

"When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer - just a singer."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Time, Country, Guitar, Want)

"Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Care, May, Now, Will, Years)

"I'm full of dust and guitars."
- Syd Barrett
"I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one with mirrors that I used on stage all the time."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"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
(Related: People, Guitar, Sound, Will, Years)

"Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi guitar to arrive next year."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Guitar)

"I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Age, Guitar, Play, Songs)

"I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Guitar, Sound)

"I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Guitar, Secrets, Years)

"I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up."
- George Benson
(Related: Future, Guitar, Musicians, Theories)

"My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer."
- George Benson
(Related: Life, Career, First, Guitar, Mind)

"The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish."
- George Benson
(Related: Guitar, Today, World)

"There will be some tracks on the next album which that will consist of mostly noise and feedback, whereas others may just have guitar parts and samples."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Guitar, May, Will)

"Trent likes to record guitars direct, whereas I've always preferred playing through an amplifier."
- Daisy Berkowitz
"Nobody seems to play Yamaha electrics, but it's the best guitar I own."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"Experimenting with different sounds is great, but when it comes down to it, you're still playing a guitar."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Guitar)

"I have about nine guitars in all, so obviously I'm into collecting."
- Daisy Berkowitz
"If you make it sound too much like a synth, it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Guitar, Sound, Will)

"I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Cause, Weapons, Words)

"I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player."
- Karen Black
(Related: Jazz)

"Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Guitar)

"I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Jazz)

"I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Car, Guitar)

"I don't see myself as such an important guitarist."
- Ritchie Blackmore
"I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Guitar, Hearing, Interest)

"I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway."
- Ritchie Blackmore
"But you have to give your whole life to a cello. When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Life, Guitar)

"I think the way I play the guitar is very percussive. I play a lot of rhythm chops as though I were playing congas or something."
- Tommy Bolin
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn't exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips."
- Michelle Branch
(Related: Music, Guitar)

"A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Car, Guitar, Old, Songs, Woman)

"Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15, in high school."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Guitar, School)

"And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Sports, Time, Brother, Guitar)

"I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Birthday, Father, Guitar, Interest, Play)

"Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Now, Play, Pretty, Study)

"In the last couple of years I've been picking up my guitar again."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Guitar, Years)

"It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying, 'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar player?' It keeps you reaching."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Artist, Guitar, Musicians, Saying)

"What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Life, Guitar, Influence, Play, Want)

"I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Society, Law, President, Training, University, Writer)

"The guitar chose me."
- Charlie Byrd
(Related: Guitar)

"I started playing guitar kind of by accident."
- Ryan Cabrera
(Related: Accident, Guitar)

"Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Sense)

"Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Being, Guitar)

"I never had a real job either. I sort of fell out of school and ended up playing guitar."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Guitar, Job, School)

"We didn't have any instruments, so I had to use my guitar."
- Maybelle Carter
(Related: Guitar)

"I was down with Lucinda Williams and Mary Chapin-Carpenter. We did an acoustic tour, just the three of us, three chicks and three guitars."
- Rosanne Cash
"I was 12 when I started playing guitar with my brothers."
- Tom Chapin
(Related: Brothers, Guitar)

"It was 1988, I believe, that I met Grit. We were both appearing in a Canadian Folk Festival and as we sat backstage he handed me his guitar. I played it, loved it, and then found out that he'd made it himself."
- Tom Chapin
(Related: Folk, Guitar)

"My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Sister, First, Old, Songs, Years)

"I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, Temple, Extreme, Guitar, Road)

"The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Guitar, Trying, Voice)

"Oh yeah, I mean, it wasn't a very good guitar, most good guitars have got thrust rods in the necks that you can adjust or that'll keep them in shape, you know keep them straight. This one just, well it turned into a bow and arrow after a couple of months."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Guitar, Months)

"I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me, that I could cross any kind of border to get on there."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: People, Guitar, Sound)

"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
(Related: Guitar, Worth)

"I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Talent, Guitar, Writer, Years)

"It's just something I've always done. In South Texas, the first guitar you get is a Mexican guitar. And the first one I got, the first thing I did was take it apart."
- Guy Clark
(Related: First, Guitar)

"I don't know what the outcome will be. I put a couple away for my grandkids, like that. So I don't know, who knows? Maybe I'll start building guitars for a living."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Building, Living, Will)

"All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it."
- Guy Clark
(Related: First, Guitar)

"Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he's doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he's had enough of it."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Business, Home, Guitar, Years)

"I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Brother, Guitar, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

"I consider myself as a singer first, but something that really helped me come into my own is that there's not a separation between me singing and me playing the guitar. The two fed off the other."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: First, Guitar, Separation, Singing)

"I like to play guitar, jam out, play the blues, go watch movies. I love movies."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Love, Movies, Guitar, Play)

"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."
- Jeff Cooper
(Related: Guitar)

"I enjoy playing the band as the band. I 'be' the whole band and I'm playing the drums, I'm playing the guitar, I'm playing the saxophone. To me, the most wonderful thing about playing music is that."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Music, Guitar)

"A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Beginning, Guitar, Songs)

"Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, Guitar, Man, Mind, Play)

"I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It's a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Folk, Guitar, Martin, Possession)

"It's the faster bands that made me want to play guitar, bands like The Jam."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Guitar, Play, Want)

"There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar and sing at the same time, but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Time, People, Guitar, Play)

"Cool things happen. Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole, and blows up. I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you."
- Peter Criss
(Related: Flies, Flying, Guitar, Space)

"If you can't play it on an acoustic guitar or a grand piano then it's not a song."
- Christopher Cross
(Related: Guitar, Play, Song)

"When you tune your guitar in a different way, it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Guitar)

"So, once I get writing I really try and put five to eight hours a day in my room with a guitar to really try and come up with stuff that feels interesting enough to me to keep it."
- Catie Curtis
(Related: Day, Guitar, Writing)

"I can play rhythm guitar. I know how to hold a guitar and strum it."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I've got holes in my guitar."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Guitar)

"The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Guitar, Kids)

"Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Power, Father, First, Guitar)

"I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Guitar, Romantic, Songs)

"You're better off being a brick layer if you're going to play guitar than a sheet metal worker."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Being, Guitar, Play)

"I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Lie, Fact, Guitar, Play)

"A friend of mine, that I had known for some time, came up one day with an old guitar. I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it, but he knew about two chords on it. He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Music, Time, Friend, Day, Guitar, Old)

"When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession, I realized that there were no two finer guitar players in the world that I'd rather play with."
- Michael Davis
(Related: Being, Guitar, Play, Profession, World)

"When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock."
- Kim Deal
(Related: Love, Music, Guitar, Hate, Name, Writers)

"My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Play, Want)

"You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player, but putting them together is another animal."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Guitar)

"My guitar is really tempermental. I don't give up on it though, I'm close to my guitar!"
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Guitar)

"There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Time, Country, Guitar)

"I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn't know how to do the way I could, and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Time, People, First, Guitar)

"I mean, I can sit down with a guitar, and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Fact, Guitar, Songs)

"I'm left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Play, Right)

"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
(Related: Guitar)

"The more guitars we have onstage the better, as I'm concerned."
- Bruce Dickinson
"So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Guitar, Song)

"I play guitar and I love the Beatles and melodic music."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Love, Music, Guitar, Play)

"I don't really know why I chose bass except that it was different than guitar."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Guitar)

"I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way."
- Dave Edmunds
(Related: Compliment, Now)

"My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one broke and I decided not to put it back on: when I play chords I only play bar chords, and the top one always used to cut me there."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years and years ago for nine pounds. It's still got the same strings on it."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Guitar, Years)

"So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble."
- John Entwistle
(Related: Age, Time, Guitar, Pretty)

"I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me."
- John Entwistle
(Related: Work, People)

"In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: People, Culture, Guitar, Spain, states)

"James Brown is the reason I play guitar."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Guitar, Play, Reason)

"I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Jazz)

"Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar."
- John Fahey
(Related: Love, Music, Guitar)

"But I say these things in an objective dispassionate manner because, you know, and I can't explain why, but being one of the greatest guitarists in the world simply is not very important to me."
- John Fahey
(Related: Being, World)

"I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head."
- John Fahey
(Related: Music, Guitar, Listening, Trying)

"I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Writing)

"I play piano and trumpet. I studied classical guitar."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Actors, Guitar, Play)

"The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard, as the songs of Homer."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Guitar, Invention, Songs, Tradition)

"The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I'm not really a fan of Goth music. I'm more a piano and guitar man - that's what I love."
- Richard Fleeshman
(Related: Love, Music, Character, Guitar, Man)

"I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I'm still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I've got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist."
- Richard Fleeshman
(Related: Music, Time, Artist, Guitar, Mind, Play, Want)

"Strats are my favorite electric guitars, and I've got quite a collection."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Favorite)

"My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Dad, Music)

"My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Dancing, First, Girls, Guitar, Old, Trees)

"I love the subtlety and tonal range of the acoustic guitar."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Love, Guitar)

"There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days; a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes, trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Guitar, Sound, Trying)

"I thought what I was good at doing was playing real simple guitar licks, since I'd cut my teeth on what Duane Eddy was doing; licks that were simple but had staying power."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Power, Thought, Guitar)

"I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I'd never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Cheating, Guitar, Mind, Play, Thinking)

"There was just no way I could leave this little Martin guitar in my apartment overnight or even in the afternoon, and expect to find it there when I got back."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Guitar, Martin)

"So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Attention, Guitar, Right)

"We've got horse property and there's other stuff to do. Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque, drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry 'ol time."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Time, Driving, Play, Property)

"I did play every little note on the guitar on that record."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I think it gets boring (for the audience) for the lead singer to have a guitar hanging on them all the time."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano."
- Tennessee Ernie Ford
(Related: Guitar)

"I like the bad-boy types. Generally the guy I'm attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish. He's usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar. But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut, nice guys. So it's strange."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Guitar, Punk)

"A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Guitar, Songs)

"I'll get up there and I'll do my guitar solos in one of those space outfits."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Guitar, Space)

"I can't even read notes. But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Guitar)

"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
(Related: Love, Friend, Day, Guitar)

"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
(Related: Life, Women, Guitar, Value)

"I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players. Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players, but there's so much music out there and so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument."
- Bill Frisell
(Related: Music, Time, Guitar, Possibilities)

"And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Time, Being, Feeling, Guitar, Old, Years)

"I've always been into guitars... we want to put keyboards on, but keyboard players don't look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John."
- Noel Gallagher
(Related: Want)

"Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis."
- Andy Gibb
(Related: Guitar, Play, Songs)

"I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Guitar)

"I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums... I'm working on mastering the accordion."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: African, Guitar, Play)

"The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer. More responsive."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Computer, Guitar, Machine)

"You should approach a sequencer like you would a Dobro guitar."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Guitar)

"I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it."
- Colin Greenwood
"In Kid A and Amnesiac, the guitar becomes one more texture, difficult to separate from other textures."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Guitar)

"In OK Computer, the guitar was already moving towards a tone generator as well as a riff generator."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Computer, Guitar)

"The rest of the band were basically friends, So it was me following them around and begging them to let me be in their band for two or three years. And they finally let me in on the harmonica, actually, and then the keyboards, and finally the guitar."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Friends, Guitar, Rest, Years)

"Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: People, Day, Doubt, End, Fate, Guitar, Mind, Now, Right, Songs, Will)

"Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers."
- Jimmy Griffin
(Related: Guitar)

"Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles."
- Buddy Guy
(Related: Bells, Right, Style)

"I'm going through a divorce now. This is the second one, and like baseball, I'm not gonna get three strikes. I've been living by myself for five years and I'm very comfortable. I can play my guitar when I want to."
- Buddy Guy
(Related: Baseball, Divorce, Guitar, Living, Now, Play, Want, Years)

"It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Guitar, Style)

"To stay a great singer or guitar player, you've got to do it 24/7. That's what I do."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Guitar)

"My 10 year old son likes it. He's trying to play guitar and everything. He likes that kind of music."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Music, Son, Guitar, Old, Play, Trying)

"It's part of our nature. As much as I love (brother and guitarist Eddie), if you put us in a room with no one else for 15 minutes, we'd be at each other's throats."
- Alex Van Halen
(Related: Love, Nature)

"I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race."
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Guitar, Race, Want)

"My guitars are my umbilical cord. They're directly wired into my head."
- Kirk Hammett
"I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more."
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Time, Direction, Guitar, Now)

"Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties."
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Guitar)

"With a guitar I would be able to express the things I felt in sounds."
- William Christopher Handy
(Related: Guitar)

"That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Music, Time, Being, Freedom, Guitar, Saying, Spiritual)

"I learned to play guitar at a young age and converted poems and stuff that I had written to songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Age, Guitar, Play, Poems, Songs)

"My first guitar was a Gibson Challenger."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: First, Guitar)

"Once I picked up an electric guitar, I lost interest in piano, and I just wanted to rock. I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: Guitar, Interest)

"You can muck around with different guitars for certain bits, but you have to have your own sound. That's your benchmark, that's your sound. I also play a Black Beauty. It sounds amazing."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Beauty, Play, Sound)

"I think we raised about 20,000 pounds. There was a live performance thing so we thought we'd donate the equipment for an online charity in Britain. I hated to part with my guitar, but it was for such a great cause."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Thought, Performance, Cause, Charity, Guitar)

"I taught myself how to play the guitar. I never studied music."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Music, Guitar, Play)

"I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Old)

"I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Guitar, Hate)

"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
(Related: Guitar, Hate, Want)

"The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Love, Time, Sacrifice, Guitar)

"I didn't know that you were supposed to tune the guitar to an open chord, and I learned to play slide with a normal tuning. I think it's a little more melodic that way and doesn't sound so bluesy. Of course, if I could play like David Lindley or Ry Cooder, I'd be a happy man!"
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Guitar, Open, Play, Sound)

"Nirvana was pop. You can have distorted guitars and people say it's alternative, but you can't break out of pop music's constructs and still get extensive radio play and media coverage."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Music, People, Media, Play)

"I'd like to have a beer-holder on my guitar like they have on boats."
- James Hetfield
(Related: Beer, Boats, Guitar)

"I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Guitar, Sound)

"My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Folk, Guitar, Jazz, Light, Singing)

"After the Soft Boys I just didn't want to work with any more guitarists."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Work, Boys, Want)

"I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Fancy, Guitar, Play, Want)

"There's no leader of this band, and there never will be. That's the key. You can't control how the public perceives you-people see rock'n'roll bands as the guitar player and the singer."
- Shannon Hoon
(Related: Leader, Control, Guitar, Key, Public, Will)

"But I've come to the point in my evolution on the instrument where I realize that I can't play the same stuff that just a guitar player or organ player would play - and I need to embrace that in a big way."
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Evolution, Guitar, Play)

"And they kind of left to find a guitar player at the very end, so you know, I don't really take it as any slight that I wasn't able to play on the record. It's flattering just to play with them period."
- James Iha
(Related: End, Guitar, Play)

"I had done a fair bit of traveling during the holidays in my school days with my guitar and discovered that I could live on it. Admittedly, I traveled with a sleeping bag but I could always find somewhere to lay my head."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Guitar, Holidays, School, Traveling)

"That's pretty much why I went into show business because I wanted to have a guitar and sing unaccompanied, that was like my fantasy of the perfect life."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Business, Life, Fantasy, Guitar, Pretty)

"Johnny Guitar... just one of my favorite singers of all time. I met him when we were both on the road with Johnny Otis in the '50s when I was a teenager. We traveled the country in a car together.I would hear him sing every night."
- Etta James
(Related: Car, Time, Country, Favorite, Guitar, Night, Road)

"I remember when I was coming up, the music stores where you could get guitar strings was where I got my records from. Now the place where you get your records from is where you can get your DJ mats and your mixers."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: Music, Guitar, Now)

"I was a drummer and I played the guitar."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: Guitar)

"I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Guitar, Play, Sound)

"My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Guitar)

"I pestered the hell out of everybody I ran into until I could play the guitar well enough to write and sing with it."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Guitar, Hell, Play)

"I could hear and feel music going on in me, and I couldn't get it out. You can always depend on a guitar."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Music, Guitar)

"I'm not a good guitar player."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Guitar)

"I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Guitar)

"I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Custom)

"I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Guitar)

"The song Dakota was first written in Paris. I was doing a promo trip. It was snowing and the hotel room was really cold and boring and for some reason I just had a go of the guitar and the song came pretty quick."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: First, Guitar, Paris, Pretty, Quick, Reason, Song)

"But then there was Hendrix, man. Jimi was really the last cat to freak me. Jimi was playing all the stuff I had in my head. I couldn't believe it, when I first heard him. Man, no one can ever do what he did with a guitar. No one can ever take his place."
- Terry Kath
(Related: First, Guitar, Man)

"My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way."
- Jay Kay
(Related: Work, Guitar, Machine, Scotland, Songs, Sound, Voice)

"Yeah. I'm amateurish. I can play enough to write a song, or strum on a little guitar to write out a song. But, I don't play well at all. I wouldn't even attempt for a second to play in public."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Guitar, Play, Public, Song)

"Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist."
- Carole King
(Related: Dream)

"I guess I thought I was Elvis Presley but I'll tell ya something. All Elvis did was stand on a stage and play a guitar. He never fell off on that pavement at no 80 mph."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Thought, Guitar, Play)

"I'm not a collector, however, and I have no desire to own 50 or 60 guitars."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Desire)

"I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Time, Friend, Folk, Guitar, Play)

"There happened to be guitar classes at the college, and there was a guitar teacher there with whom I used to play. In addition, I also would go out into country schools and teach little kids basic guitar and singing a few times a week."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: College, Country, Guitar, Kids, Play, Schools, Singing)

"Every guitar I own gets used and has its purpose."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Purpose, Guitar)

"I wanted to be able to play guitar. I wanted to be able to make music hurt."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Music, Guitar, Hurt, Play)

"The bulk of my set is instrumental and you have to give yourself and the audience some relief because a performance is not about great guitar playing it's really about entertainment."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Performance, Entertainment, Guitar)

"Yes and for two reasons: one, I couldn't find anything to imitate at the time, and secondly because what I heard on the radio didn't bear any resemblance to what I wanted to hear on the guitar."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"I had been playing single note instruments and I wanted to hear a guitar played as a piano."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Guitar)

"It wasn't a class system where I was the better guy and he was the second-rate guy. That was his role and my role was to play the solos. But he took great pride in his technique as a rhythm guitarist."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Class, Play, Pride)

"My first guitar, a Fender Jazz Master, I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: First, Guitar, Jazz)

"Well, to tell you the straight honest truth, it was like a Grateful Dead cover band. I didn't feel - and nothing against the guys - I didn't feel that they were opening up like they should. I'll tell you what, with guitar players, Steven has what I like in guitar players."
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Related: Truth, Guitar, Nothing)

"My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band - one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen."
- Jonny Lang
(Related: Dad, Friends, Guitar, Medicine, Old, Play, Years)

"It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Christian, First, Listening, Musicians, Play)

"I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen, and they don't take the time to learn the basics."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Time, Day)

"I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Guitar, Practice, School)

"I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Guitar)

"He was like a real dad, you know. We used to sit down with guitars and mess around."
- Julian Lennon
(Related: Dad)

"I have a piano and a guitar, and I tend to switch back and forth between those two instruments to help me get inspired."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Guitar, Help)

"Bruce's band is so different from the Grateful Dead; there's no lead guitar player, for one thing."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Guitar)

"The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Education, Being, Guitar, Tradition)

"We were really interested in music from all over the world. We realized that what we were doing was very close to contemporary classical music because of the lack of tonality in the guitar- the fact that I play guitar the way I play."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Music, Fact, Guitar, Play, World)

"Here I was, this good guy that played football; I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year. But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could."
- Bob Livingston
(Related: College, Football, Guitar, Play)

"My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Brother, Guitar, Play)

"I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Guitar, Want, World)

"I played guitar when I was young and never really considered it as a way to make a living."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Guitar, Living)

"Maybe its a case of one guitar feeling a certain way to the hands that makes one subsequently move differently over the strings, but my intent is always to wring the maximum emotional resonance out of the object in hand."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Feeling, Guitar)

"If you want to be negative about the whole thing you can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just a waste of time because the Beatles were the best. I think it's far better to give new records a try."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Time, Negative, Guitar, Want, Waste)

"A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Being, Guitar, Purity)

"I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney, and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted to work on an album. You never had to say to him how to play the guitar."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Work, Day, Guitar, Play)

"I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"There were times I used to go to parties when I was, you know, like 15-, 16-years-old, and I'd always bring my guitar, and all my friends would be like, sing one of the Smokey songs. And everything I sang was his music, and I could sound just like him."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Friends, Guitar, Songs, Sound)

"I would walk down the hall with my guitar and play for anyone that would listen. As a young kid I was really driven and I was going to make it happen no matter what."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"It's that kind of in-born music thing - I could pick up the guitar and play something. It's not something I consciously do."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Music, Guitar, Play)

"I didn't know that people compared Bill Hicks and I but certainly I'm flattered if they do. I knew Bill a bit. We had dinner a couple of times and played guitar together once. I really tried to keep my distance from him professionally."
- Marc Maron
(Related: People, Guitar)

"I'm thinking about learning a few new things - like taking classical guitar lessons - and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock."
- Mick Mars
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Thinking)

"We're looking to help our guitar buddies do their thing while at the same time we try to create something we might enjoy listening to ourselves. If anything we are trying to develop a vocabulary so we can converse more fluidly."
- Pat Mastelotto
(Related: Time, Guitar, Help, Listening, Trying, Vocabulary)

"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
(Related: Guitar, Pretty, Sound)

"The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else."
- Brian May
(Related: Excitement, Guitar, Nothing)

"The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind."
- Brian May
(Related: Guitar)

"Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He's way, way out, doing things you never expect."
- Brian May
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement."
- Brian May
(Related: Achievement, First, Guitar)

"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
(Related: People, Day, Emotion, Guitar, Singing, Want)

"George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Anger, Money, Guitar)

"But KISS inspired me personally to pick up a guitar and go for it."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Kiss, Guitar)

"My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else."
- Brownie McGhee
(Related: Sympathy, Guitar, Hell)

"I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar, and there was no amplification needed."
- Brownie McGhee
(Related: Guitar)

"Everybody would grab a guitar and listen to somebody else and call themselves a folk singer. When they didn't know no more songs, they'd run out of them."
- Brownie McGhee
(Related: Folk, Guitar, Songs)

"I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Scotland)

"The first 12-string guitar I bought was probably around 1957."
- Roger McGuinn
(Related: First, Guitar)

"Leadbelly's guitar is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame."
- Roger McGuinn
(Related: Fame, Guitar)

"I don't really collect guitars."
- Roger McGuinn
"It was really fun. Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer. He didn't play with any bands or anything, like all the rest of us. Just played his guitar and sang his songs."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Folk, Fun, Guitar, Play, Rest, Songs)

"From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Culture, Guitar, Youth)

"Back then, I didn't have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar, traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art, and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn't enough time."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Time, Art, Guitar, Now, Responsibility, Traveling)

"At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Force, Guitar, Painting, Trying, Writing)

"I've got 50 different tunings in the guitar."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Guitar)

"I'm tired of being around men all the time. I'm going to start a band called Skirt with three girls and I'll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag. I went window shopping when I was in New York, saw a lot of amazing dresses."
- Brian Molko
(Related: Men, Time, Being, Girls, Guitar, Play)

"A lot of places we go, when they see the organ coming in, they're expecting rock and roll, but after they hear us play they like it. To me, guitar cuts through-it carries more than organ. But organ has got more guts."
- Wes Montgomery
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I don't recall getting a first guitar."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: First, Guitar)

"It was very satisfying knowing I could come in not really knowing what I was going to do, and at the end of the session feeling that I'd really done interesting guitar work and knowing that I'd really contributed to the music."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Music, Work, End, Feeling, Guitar)

"I'm pursuing soundtrack work in the southern California area and down the line I plan to make a moody, intense acoustic album. Not all acoustic, but an acoustic - oriented guitar record that I've already written most of the material for."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Work, Guitar)

"I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Friends, Guitar)

"I shared guitars before I actually got one of my own and played a guy's Silver tone and played another guys Danelectro 12 string and it was at about age 17 that I actually started playing."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Age)

"I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them, which was very basic. All I wanted was drums and another guitar, and I was just going to sing."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: Guitar, Songs)

"Actually, there was another band where we were three girls, around '84 when I met John Zorn, called Sunset Chorus. It was just bass and drums and guitar- we didn't make any records but we played a lot of different clubs in New York."
- Ikue Mori
(Related: Girls, Guitar, Sunset)

"I have about 50 guitars around the house. I can't take more than a few steps without finding one to pick up."
- Bill Mumy
"I like jazz, but I could never play it. You just sit there with a guitar the size of a Chevy on your chest, wearing a stupid hat, playing the same solo for an hour."
- Dave Mustaine
(Related: Guitar, Jazz, Play)

"Just with the basic one guitar, one piano and one vocal and an audience, I think that the intimacy comes through more. People feel much more connected to the song because there's nothing in the way, and I actually enjoy doing that."
- Graham Nash
(Related: People, Guitar, Intimacy, Nothing, Song)

"Martin guitars have now brought out, you know, on a more traditional level, the Stephen Stills' model of Martin guitars. It's beautiful. I just went inside. I bought one immediately."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Martin, Now)

"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
(Related: Birthday, Dad, Mom, People, Guitar, Song, Songs)

"I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don't really perform because you can't. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Being, Guitar)

"If you've got a guitar and a lot of soul, just bang something out and mean it. You're the superstar."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Soul, Guitar)

"But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Guitar, Song)

"But remember, guitar players are a dime a dozen."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Guitar)

"I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Life, Attitude, Fire, Guitar, Spirit, Waking)

"Look what venison does to a goofy guitar player from Detroit? I'm going to be 54 this year and if I had any more energy I'd scare you."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Energy, Guitar)

"I had a guitar when I was 6 or 7, a plastic guitar with the Beatles' faces on it. It would be a collector's item now. It would fetch a hefty sum, I imagine."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Faces, Guitar, Now)

"I started playing guitar when I was in my late teens, and within two years I was starting to play shows."
- Buzz Osborne
(Related: Guitar, Play, Years)

"My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army."
- Jimmy Page
(Related: Army, Building, Guitar, Vocation)

"In the past, I tried to be more of a typical session guitarist. I wasn't so concerned with impressing anybody."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Past)

"If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar stuff that would be fun to listen to, go for it. Don't worry about what anybody thinks."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Possibility, Fun, Guitar, Song, Worry)

"Guitar playing isn't really for everybody."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Guitar)

"I really worked to try and be creative enough on the guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would know that there was some difficulty in doing it."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Difficulty, Guitar)

"As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Guitar, Song)

"It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me."
- Andy Partridge
(Related: Car, Guitar, Pain, Play)

"I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar."
- Andy Partridge
(Related: Father, Guitar, Play)

"I write a lot of music in my time off and I compose most of the songs on guitar. I've actually gone into the studio and recorded a few things, but it's tough trying to sell a song. It's all about finding that hook, that melody."
- Scott Patterson
(Related: Music, Time, Guitar, Song, Songs, Trying)

"When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn't go to the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings. I was only 6 or 7."
- Les Paul
(Related: First, Guitar)

"Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string."
- Pele
(Related: Enthusiasm, Guitar)

"So I started to learn guitar right away."
- Piper Perabo
(Related: Guitar, Right)

"I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it's fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Music, Fun, Guitar, Will, Writing)

"The only time it dominates is during a solo, or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals. There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together."
- Alan Price
(Related: Time, Guitar, Play)

"I use a lot more chords than most organists and I'm careful to phrase them with the guitar."
- Alan Price
(Related: Guitar)

"Chet Atkins... is probably the best guitar player who ever lived."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Guitar)

"I learned to tune a guitar by ear. That method has served me pretty well."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Guitar, Pretty)

"I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: Guitar)

"I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well. You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot going on there with the guitars- it's the product of a lot of fighting."
- Robert Quine
(Related: Fighting, Pretty)

"Unless the guitar works as a color, then I don't use it, so I haven't been playing guitar too much lately."
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Guitar)

"I'll always do the guitar parts since it's my main instrument."
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Guitar)

"I have been playing a lot of keyboards, especially in the last five or six years. I suppose it gives you more scope than the guitar, although it does tend to make you write a different way."
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: Guitar, Years)

"Guitar is great for a certain thing, but a piano is so much more expansive."
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: Guitar)

"I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it's hard to fit a bass amp in a small car."
- Dee Dee Ramone
(Related: Car, Guitar)

"I have spent over 60 years bent over a guitar and to know that I wrote 70 compositions that masters have recorded, that makes me feel so good and full, and proud and thankful to the good Lord."
- Jerry Reed
(Related: Guitar, Years)

"I got my first guitar at age of 7 and never laid it down. Momma taught me G, C, and D. I was off to the races son!"
- Jerry Reed
(Related: Age, First, Guitar)

"The most important part of my religion is to play guitar."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Religion, Guitar, Play)

"I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Music, People, Guitar)

"Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Business, Mother, Artists, Guitar, Play, Publishing, Songs, Writing)

"I'm not a really good classical guitarist by any means, but what I learned from this is a way of working very slowly on solo pieces and I enjoyed working on these pieces of John's. They were not written for solo guitar but a lot of them were easy to adapt."
- Marc Ribot
(Related: Guitar)

"If you can play guitar and sing, you can probably get a gig down the road playing at a restaurant, but don't throw your life away chasing something that is so elusive it will only lead you to regret and may turn you bitter."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Life, Guitar, May, Play, Regret, Road, Will)

"Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that's not what I call rock."
- Little Richard
(Related: Guitar, Now)

"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
(Related: Music, Guitar, Popular)

"Well, you know it was so different from when you rehearsed. You're out there with your guitar and trying to get a sound, but it doesn't sound anything like what you expect!"
- Jonathan Richman
(Related: Guitar, Sound, Trying)

"Even though there are some great keyboard players on the album, there are a number of songs with no keyboard on them and the backing is all guitar oriented. This is first time I've ever done this actually."
- Lee Ritenour
(Related: Time, First, Guitar, Songs)

"Arranging is the way I put my stamp on my music as much as my guitar playing."
- Lee Ritenour
(Related: Music, Guitar)

"I used a baritone guitar with a very unusual tuning that became the body of the composition, while the classical guitar is on top of it with the main rhythm part."
- Lee Ritenour
(Related: Body, Guitar)

"My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45."
- Johnny Rivers
(Related: First, Guitar)

"I've always thought that the act of playing the guitar was the act of trying to make a point of playing the guitar."
- Mick Ronson
(Related: Thought, Act, Guitar, Trying)

"I'll sit around and play my guitar; that's how I write tunes."
- Otis Rush
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement. Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world."
- Otis Rush
(Related: Time, Sister, Thought, Amusement, Day, First, Guitar, Play, World)

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Guitar, Painting)

"My first love was the sound of guitar."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Love, First, First love, Guitar, Sound)

"I was a guitar player first off."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: First, Guitar)

"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
(Related: Guitar, Play, Style)

"I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Guitar, Jazz, Voice)

"During the 1970s and 1980s Gibson did use my likeness, but we never signed anything. This new Signature model is the first time we struck a formal written deal for a guitar with my name on it."
- Neil Schon
(Related: Time, First, Guitar, Name)

"The heavy guitars are the ones that sound good. They are not that comfortable, but they do sound great."
- Neil Schon
(Related: Sound)

"I just have some restaurants to just go and eat there. Do mean places to watch people? I like to go shopping look for guitars and stuff with my friends. Look at Meyer, great old instruments, talk about pedals and stuff."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: People, Friends, Old, Restaurants, Talk)

"But, what did happen is I went to Woodstock as a member of the audience. I did not show up there with a road manager and a couple of guitars. I showed up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Change, Manager, Clothes, Road)

"I'm seeing and hearing lots of B to B instruments, and everybody isn't, you know, using them... a lot of these guys are trying to do it on conventional guitars, although that has its own sound, and maybe its okay."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Hearing, Sound, Trying)

"When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Composers, Guitar, Writing)

"Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Music, Poetry, Heart, Body, Guitar, Support)

"I've had three wives and three guitars. I still play the guitars."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Play, Wives)

"Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: God, Guitar, Man, Order)

"The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Guitar, Voice)

"I didn't want to take the guitar solos down note-for-note, but more or less use them as a map, and keep all the hooks from the guitar playing, and let myself come through."
- Brian Setzer
(Related: Guitar, Want)

"I have written some songs, but I would really call what I've done poetry at the end of the day, because I'll sit with my guitar for hours and hours on end for, like, a week and then I won't touch it for a month. I also just have no confidence. And you know what? I don't have time, because I'd rather be doing other things, like knitting."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Poetry, Time, Confidence, Day, End, Guitar, Songs)

"There were some older guitarists on my side of town, and I got to know many of them."
- Tommy Shaw
"On acoustic guitar I tend to stay in the key of D for some reason. On electric guitar I keep basic: C, G, D, and A. The key of D minor is also real good for me."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Guitar, Key, Reason)

"I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage guitar because I'm too rough on instruments."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo."
- Jules Shear
(Related: Beginning, Guitar, Songs)

"My second record was all about big ideas - I was trying to make big statements about the culture, about life. I think in a certain way, I was a 27 year old kid with a guitar."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Life, Ideas, Culture, Guitar, Old, Trying)

"My voice is my improvisational instrument, the melody instrument. The guitar is harmonic structure. I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Guitar, Voice)

"Artie travels all the time. The rehearsals were just miserable. Artie and I fought all the time. He didn't want to do the show with my band; he just wanted me on acoustic guitar."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Time, Guitar, Want)

"Up till now I wrote the songs on my acoustic guitar alone with the Lord. Then I would take the song and share it with my family and then we all would figure out instrumentation together."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: Family, Guitar, Now, Song, Songs)

"If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy."
- Elliott Smith
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"My sunglasses are like my guitar."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Guitar)

"When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs."
- Robert Smith
(Related: Songs)

"I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it."
- Jeremy Spencer
(Related: Guitar, Simplicity, Songs)

"Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar."
- Rick Springfield
(Related: Guitar, School)

"Yeah, my son likes a lot of guitar bands. He gave me something the other day which was really good. He'll burn a CD for me full of things that he has, so he's a pretty good call if I want to check some of that stuff out... The other two aren't quite into that yet."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Son, Day, Guitar, Pretty, Want)

"I sing and play guitar and harmonica. I've been doing it for a long time."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Time, Guitar, Play)

"There comes a point with any collaboration like that where you start having other interests creatively. I was moving in one direction musically, and as a guitar player, Mark wanted to move in another direction. That was essentially the reason we broke up."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Collaboration, Direction, Guitar, Reason)

"Because I don't play guitar any more, African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me. I love the raw origin of the sound. It complements my voice and words naturally."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Love, Inspiration, African, Guitar, Play, Sound, Voice, Words)

"What I do now is all my dad's fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason."
- Rod Stewart
(Related: Dad, Fault, Guitar, Now, Reason)

"I feel like I'm just learning how to play the guitar. I mean, really learning to play the guitar."
- Stephen Stills
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Play)

"An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn't take his guitar with him. When I found it in the attic, I'd found a friend for life."
- Sting
(Related: Life, Friend, Canada, Guitar)

"Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god, and so he decided to teach himself other instruments. Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin."
- Michael Stipe
(Related: God, Being, Guitar)

"When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage. So I traded in my banjo for a guitar."
- Michael Storm
(Related: Music, Folk, Guitar)

"I still play the guitar and piano, but hardly ever in public."
- Michael Storm
(Related: Guitar, Play, Public)

"My whole life is geared to play guitar. I play what I want when I want and I hope the listener gets as much pleasure listening to the music as I get playing it."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Life, Music, Hope, Guitar, Listening, Play, Pleasure, Want)

"It wasn't all spent on practicing, I did do other things! but the classical guitar means a lot to me so I spend many hours building good chops and getting a good program together."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Building, Guitar)

"I've got four or five records in my head at a time that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next - since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Time, Work, Guitar, Police)

"If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand as a synthesizer on its own, it needs to develop a more characteristic sound; I don' think it's gotten there yet."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Needs, Sound)

"If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated by using your instrument as a synthesizer, but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one, either."
- Andy Summers
"For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Writing)

"There was a period when I'd just come out of college where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Life, College, Guitar, Rest)

"More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar)

"It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer to compete with keyboards."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar)

"The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer is to really sound like a guitar."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Obvious, Sound)

"What I wanted to do was play the guitar but I don't like instrumental rock. I think it is tripe."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"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
(Related: Music, Guitar, Present)

"It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn't there before."
- James Taylor
(Related: Guitar)

"I play the piano a lot at home. I write songs on the piano and guitar. I would like to actually play piano on stage. I don't think I'll get the chance for a while."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Home, Chance, Guitar, Play, Songs)

"Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Music, People, Guitar, Meeting, Popular, Road)

"To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Bravery, Guitar, Heroism, Insanity)

"I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can, because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: People, Guitar, Open)

"Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did. That set us apart from the average blues band."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Time, Girls, Guitar, Songs)

"And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar, so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em, but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family."
- Mel Tillis
(Related: Family, Mother, Guitar, Play)

"I get to play a scorching lead guitar, and there's not much that's more fun than that."
- Peter Tork
(Related: Fun, Guitar, Play)

"Michael Sunday and I are the original members of the band. We first did it just for charities and benefit concerts. It was very ad-hoc, and before we knew it, we were really a band. We went through several drummers and guitarists before we were happy with the line up."
- Peter Tork
(Related: First)

"He is the king. If it hadn't been for Link Wray and 'Rumble,' I would have never picked up a guitar."
- Pete Townshend
(Related: Guitar)

"My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it."
- Randy Travis
(Related: Dad, Love, Music, Career, Guitar, Play)

"I can't say I feel influenced by today's guitar players."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Guitar, Today)

"A wah-wah is important as well. I love it; it makes the guitar scream."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Love, Guitar)

"If I could sing, I wouldn't be a guitarist."
- Robin Trower
"I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Christmas, Guitar, Present)

"I didn't want to get attached to one guitar; I didn't want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Guitar, Want)

"It all comes down to the density of the wood. Every guitar's different."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Guitar, Wood)

"While I was with Procol Harum, the only time I'd see my guitar was either when I walked onstage or in the studio."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"I wouldn't count myself as being a true blues guitarist because I feel you have to live it."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Being)

"I quit my band in New York City in 1969 and I got really angry at them. I got angry at one of my guitar players and I dove over the drum set and we got into a fight."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Fight, Guitar)

"As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver, of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home, Country Roads."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Home, People, Country, Guitar, Play)

"But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument."
- Midge Ure
(Related: Favorite, First, Guitar)

"Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar. I love that damn instrument."
- Steve Vai
(Related: Love, Being, Guitar)

"So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too."
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Related: Brother, Guitar)

"I never liked mellow sounding guitar."
- Tom Verlaine
(Related: Guitar)

"I always hated jazz guitar. I loved jazz saxophone but I hated jazz guitar. If I would buy an organ trio record I would make sure I'd buy one that did not have a guitar player on it. The sound was awful!"
- Tom Verlaine
(Related: Guitar, Jazz, Sound)

"In my opinion I do not think I am a better guitarist than Ace, I honestly think we're both different, and we both brought something unique to the musical."
- Vinnie Vincent
(Related: Opinion)

"I was a schooled musician. When I made 'Blue Velvet', I told everyone what to do. I was an arranger. I learned music in school I told the band to play this. I told the guitar to do that."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Music, Guitar, Play, School)

"Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: People, Guitar)

"The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me. They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Son, Day, First, Guitar, Play, Years)

"Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Dad, Experience, Mom, Time, Christmas, English, Guitar, Past)

"It is dishonest the way that people suddenly think they've found guitars, and wear their guitar as a badge."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: People, Guitar)

"I just loved the guitar when it came along. I loved it. The banjo was something I really liked, but when the guitar came along, to me that was my first love in music."
- Doc Watson
(Related: Love, Music, First, First love, Guitar)

"I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people."
- Doc Watson
(Related: People, Guitar, Learning, Play)

"I can't take any more white boys noodling around on their guitars."
- Gene Ween
(Related: Boys)

"Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person."
- Paul Weller
(Related: Aggression, Guitar)

"Right now, it hasn't affected my music other than the fact that I don't have time to write any of it. That's no different from when I first started and I lived at home. I would play the guitar in the afternoon and then my mom or my dad would come home and I'd have to quit."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Dad, Home, Mom, Music, Time, Fact, First, Guitar, Now, Play, Right)

"I wasn't originally a bass player. I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists. His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14. Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Favorite, Television)

"I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill."
- Bryan White
(Related: Music, Heart, Artists, Country, Country music, Guitar)

"Still others want a traditional guitar sound if they call you for guitar."
- Mark White
(Related: Guitar, Sound, Want)

"Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue."
- Mark White
(Related: Jazz)

"I think when I began, I played distortion more than the guitar. The results of my strumming. Now I play the twang of the string, which is a lot closer to the source of the sound making."
- Ian Williams
(Related: Guitar, Now, Play, Results, Sound)

"I remember growing up always loving the guitar. I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV. My folks told me that when I was just a toddler, I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick."
- Carl Wilson
(Related: Love, People, Country, Growing up, Guitar, Play)

"I've played piano and guitar when I was younger."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Guitar)

"I play piano and guitar. Acoustic guitar. I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard. I could never play a lead to save my life."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Life, Guitar, Play)

"I was really into Black Sabbath, but heavy guitars can really be very limiting, it's a great frequency and it's great fun to listen to but on the other hand, musically you can do a lot more without it."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Fun, Sabbath)

"I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Age, First, Guitar, Learning, Years)

"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."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Guitar, Man, Right, Sound)

"T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Guitar, Influence)

"Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar, then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it. Jimi was just different."
- Bobby Womack
(Related: Love, Guitar)

"So you do shorter versions of the hits, or you take out a long guitar solo or things like that to make time for the hits and new music as well. But I don't think any of us ever get to do as much new music as we would like to."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Music, Time, Guitar)

"So it's more the musician in me that makes me stretch out and try different things more than anything. But, like a lot of guitar players, I have one certain niche that's my thing that I'm better at than the others."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Guitar)

"Unfortunately, most of the songs that I write I don't write them with guitar in mind. I just write it as a song and that was probably one of the ones that left an opening for it. The song's all right, I wouldn't choose to sing it now."
- Roy Wood
(Related: Guitar, Mind, Now, Right, Song, Songs)

"God is playing my guitar, I am with God when I play."
- Link Wray
(Related: God, Guitar, Play)

"There's only one Sabbath guitarist and he is the architect for everything, Tony Iommi."
- Zakk Wylde
(Related: Sabbath)

"If I'm playing with Ozzy it's just a guitar thing. But with the vocals I feel like I'm studying for the SATs."
- Zakk Wylde
(Related: Guitar)

"Had an awesome time. You tell me to show up and all I have to do is drink beer, play guitar all day and I can lift weights and you're going to pay me for this!"
- Zakk Wylde
(Related: Time, Beer, Day, Guitar, Play)

"I just go where the guitar takes me."
- Angus Young
(Related: Guitar)

"Well, Steve Vai joined my dad's band right around the time when I actually started playing guitar. So he gave me a couple of lessons on fundamentals, and gave me some scales and practice things to work on. But I pretty much learned everything by ear."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Time, Work, Dad, Guitar, Practice, Pretty, Right)

"I mean, no offense, but I don't really see why, like guitar players from Creed, or something like that, are on the cover of guitar magazines. Almost anybody can sit down and learn to play those songs."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Guitar, Play, Songs)

"But the reality is when you write a song, you should be able to strip away all the instruments and just have a song right there with an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the song should be good."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Guitar, Reality, Right, Song, Voice)

"For me, the most difficult thing is that I am learning melodies on guitar from some songs whose melodies were not meant to be played on guitar. Ever. They were intended mostly for keyboards or melodic percussion."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Songs)

"I had a good guitar, and I was a young, young kid."
- Warren Zevon
(Related: Guitar)

"I have no guitar technique."
- Warren Zevon
(Related: Guitar)