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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
The guitar is a device used for making music. It works when the player strums on the strings with his right hand, and presses them upon "frets" with his left hand. Most guitars have 6 strings, but some folk musicians use a 12 string, and some metal heads prefer a 7-string with an extra bass string added. It is more proper to call them wires, since they are often made of metal, in non-classical situations.

The coolest guitar relies on electricity to take the sound waves through a series of effect boxes and a loudspeaker called the "Amp." The sound comes through the amp, not the guitar itself. It is called "electric guitar", and the unique combination of mechanical strings and electrical pulses allows for the sound to be distorted to any crunch, wah, buzz, twang, and other sound not obtainable on a conventional instrument, but horrible sounding on a synthesizer. It does produce natural string vibrations which can be heard from a yard away, but they are horrible and lousy.

The acoustic guitar is an older, more boring instrument, which exchanges the power for a fatter, but hollow body with a "sound hole". This makes the instrument nerdy and gay, and it can only make one type of sound. But what is lost is perceived coolness and flexibility is made up for in a lower energy bill. Besides, you want to show the over-30s that you are a good kid that isn't afraid to be true to himself?
I bought a rare 20-string guitar.

Jimi Hendrix and all punk, jazz, and rock bands were players ofthe Electric Guitar. Jimmy Page was a god.

Tom Chapin is a dried up children's folksinger who plays Acoustic Guitar.

Praetorius wrote for the Classical Guitar 200 years ago.

The Resonator Guitar is losing its fanbase, as old men are dying, if not, becoming too uncoordinated to play it.
by Urine Corporation March 17, 2012
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:

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