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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
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a chic magnet that makes ladies of any age think that a guy is oober sexy
o.my.god, becky look at that guitar. it's so hot.
by Nicole M March 12, 2006
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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.
by Musician Chick May 12, 2007
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a stringed instrument that when played, will help you get laid
"I got genital herpes and inpregnated 2 chicks from playing guitar so much last night"
by guitarist1 November 14, 2006
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A 6-or-12 stringed instrument, made of either wood any nylon/metal or plastic and nylon/metal.

An acoustic guitar is made of wood, and consists of 6 or 12 tuners, a neck, a body and a hole out of which sound echoes from the strings. Strings can be tightened or loosened to produce sharp or flat sounds.

An electric guitar is more commonly plugged into an amplifier, producing a louder, crunchier sound. It has no hole but uses a metal bridge to send the vibrations to the amplifier.
I play Dylan on my guitar...
by wendy lane May 23, 2003
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Six stringed instrument with an electric variety used to deafen oneself through the use of an amplifier. If one gets good, one can play in a band and crowd surf.
Dude, your guitar is like so, yeah
by gooby goo October 23, 2003
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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
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