Friday, October 30, 2009


"The one I've got in my hand at any particular time."
— Keith Richards on his favorite guitar

"Pain or romance. That’s what I do with the guitar. I don’t do scales. I either make it sound like it’s in pain or in love."

— Dick Dale

"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

"The two of us even look alike. My musician pals haven't carved and written their names on me the way they have on Trigger but we're both pretty bruised and battered."
— Willie Nelson in his book "The Tao of Willie"

"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

"I have a guitar made out of a 2x4 that I bought in Cleveland. You know, in Iraq, you can't have a guitar in the window of a music store because it's too sexy. You know, the curves. so I could go over there with these 2x4 guitars and really take the country by storm."

— Tom Waits

"There’s so much that can be done on the guitar. And that’s what is so good about the guitar — everyone can really enjoy themselves on it and have a good time, which is what it’s all about. Right?"
— Jimmy Page

"If I look like a good guitar player it's because that's my whole thing — to look like I'm playing the guitar — but really I'm not."
— Pete Townshend in 1968

"Once I found the guitar, I had the key to the highway."
— Bruce Springsteen

"To me a guitar is kind of like a woman. You don't know why you like 'em but you do."
— Waylon Jennings

"First guitars tend to be like first loves: ill-chosen, unsuitable, short-lived and unforgettable."
— Tim Brookes in "Guitar: An American Life"

"I started taking guitar lessons when the Brooklyn Dodgers left Brooklyn. I was so depressed, so my parents bought [me] a guitar."
— Neil Diamond

"If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV."
— Homer Simpson

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