Guitar Quotes

Welcome to my page of quotes about guitar! It’s always growing.

In 1962 when rejecting the Beatles “we don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out”
Decca Recording

“The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.”
Andre Segovia

“Guitar is easy, all it takes is 5 fingers, 6 strings and 1 a**hole.”
Keith Richards

“It took me 20 years to learn I couldn’t tune too well. And by that time I was too rich to care.”
Chet Atkins

“Anyone who used more than three chords is just showing off.”
Woodie Guthrie.

Hope you enjoy the rest of these quotes on guitar.

“When the band plays fast, you play slow; when the band plays slow, you play fast.”
Miles Davis explaining soloing.

“A good player can make any guitar sound good.”
Michael Bloomfield

Hope these guitar quotes and sayings get you playing like a champ.

“Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it’s the last time.”
Eric Clapton

“Practice like the Devil.”
Doc Watson

“You know it’s a great blues tune if you can screw it up, and it still sounds good.”
John Miller

“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

“I smash guitars because I like them.”
Pete Townshend

“It took me a lotta years to get this good.”
Dave Sharp

“You don’t need all that extra stuff, just play the chords.”
Dave Sharp

“Any problem you can’t solve with a good guitar, is either, unsolvable or isn’t a problem.”

“I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There’s something magical about them.”
Mark Knopfler

“While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I’d work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune.”
Mark Knopfler

“I don’t think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.” (probably my favorite guitar quote)
B. B. King

“We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you’re doing so.”
B. B. King

“I guess, and it may be a flaw, that I think about rhythm more [than anything else]. I’m always wanting to find something unusual. I’ve started to try and write more traditionally, but for whatever reason, I tend toward trying to find something that sounds more like a pattern to me.”
Dave Matthews

“All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song.”
Louis Armstrong

“What made me want to play guitar was that painting of Wings in concert in the gatefold of Wings Over America. It looked so exciting… I wanted to be part of it.”
Alan Licht

“Music is spiritual. The music business is not.”
Van Morrison

“It’s very much part of our DNA as a band not to be too reverential, as a general rule, and to try and look forward all the time. Invention being what we value most highly as opposed to emulation – which is what a lot of musicians feel is important, being able to play like the greats.”
The Edge

“Looping isn’t an effect: it’s your playing, only more of it and, if you hang with it, it’ll uncover previously hidden facets from the body of your music. Remember: the original source of any loop is whatever your sound is, at the moment of input.”
David Torn

“My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.”
Joan Jett

“There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.”
Robert Fripp

“Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.”
Bob Dylan

“Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.”
Andre Segovia

“Calling [Jimi Hendrix] a jazz musician is, to me, a little bit restrictive because the cat is also an unbelievable poet. That’s another thing of how he just sets himself apart from other guitar players.”
David “Fuze” Fiuczynski

“Puberty was very vague. I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar.”
Johnny Depp

“Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier. ”
Dick Dale