The most overplayed musical instrument in the world, music itself has been diluted because of the instrument's popularity among the vapid. Most great and original guitarists are dead, which creates a problem for touring, unless you're playing Cleveland.
"I suck so bad my guitars are now wall ornaments collecting dust and I've begun listening to shit I'll NEVER be able to play anyways, like jazz."
by Ectoster June 18, 2008
the greatest instrument ever invented. those who play it are very talented and are bound to be liked by all.
jimi hendrix MASTERED guitar. unlike people who are in "bands" today.
by isaac mayfield April 14, 2006
A fantastic invention that can be used for both picking up chicks and pissing off neighbors. Generally involves 6-42 strings, 2-3 pickups, and lots of noise.
Bobby's neighbor called the police because his guitar amplifier was rattling windowpanes.
by wacko2 March 17, 2011
A guitar is the sexiest instrument ever. Chicks dig guitars.
It is also a stringed musical instrument with a long, fretted neck, a flat, somewhat violinlike body, and typically six strings, which are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum.
And A musical instrument having a flat-backed rounded body that narrows in the middle, a long fretted neck, and usually six strings, played by strumming or plucking.
Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
by Bigsmiles24 November 03, 2009
Possibly the best instrument ever, it can be used in just about any style of music, and virtually an ENDLESS amount of tones can be achieved on electric guitar by changing your amplifier, pickups, amp settings, adding effect pedals, etc etc. Individual playing style also affects your sound which most people aren't willing to accept. You won't sound like your idol even if you are using exactly the same equipment.

Also, an instrument which practically everyone in the world claims to play, yet only a precious few are any good at it. Just because you can play power chords, tune in drop-d, or get weird sounds using a ton of effects, doesn't make you a decent guitarist (don't get me wrong, there are a lot of interesting things that can be played in alternate tunings including drop-d that can't be done in standard tuning, but that isn't usually why they are used).

Nowadays companies such as Warmoth allow players to build custom guitars that will look and sound the way they want, however a basic knowledge of tone woods is required and they don't guarantee that the guitar will sound good when put together.
I thought playing the guitar was supposed to get you laid. Damn, I must be really ugly.
by Nick Ekström January 18, 2007
A six (or seven, or twelve) stringed instrument capable of soft sounds, or, in the hands of a good player, the greatest musical mayhem known to man. Pretty much the most popular instrument today. Comes in electric, semi-hollow body, and acoustic styles. NOT to be confused with Guitar Hero "guitars" which are TOYS!
Guitar God- My axe has 132 buttons, how many does yours have?

Guitar Hero obsessed loser- (sob) Five...
by metalman777 December 10, 2009
The guitar is an instrument that usually has six strings. The majority of guitarist are musically illiterate and can only read tablature. Actually being able to read notes is preferred. Chords are also used sometimes. The most flexible guitarists can play all three.

Chords look like this:
F#m E Csus Dm

Tabs look like this:
--------2-----------
----3---------------
-----------4--------
--------------------
----------------0---
--------------------

Standard tuning on a guitar is E-A-D-G-B-E. However, sometimes the tuning is altered in order to change the sound. An example is drop D tuning, where the strings are changed to Db-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb.
I love playing the guitar!
by Musician Chick May 12, 2007

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