Top 171 Guitars Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Guitars Quotes from famous people such as Rande Gerber, Tycho, Bruce Dickinson, DJ Premier, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I play a little but also like to keep the guitars aroun

I play a little but also like to keep the guitars around for when friends come over.
Rande Gerber
A couple of my friends had guitars, and I remember messing with them, but I was often intimidated by it. I think I sat down at a piano once when I was really young, but that was it.
The more guitars we have onstage the better, as I’m concerned.
Bruce Dickinson
I don’t have session players come in and guitars, I’m doing the drums, I’m doing the scratching, I’m doing every sound you hear and that’s always been my way. And not only that, I’m very meticulous about it just sounding right.
DJ Premier
I have two main bass guitars, and my main bass is a four-string 1964 Fender Jazz, and I’ve named it Justine.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Without question Gibson guitars are the finest, most revered guitars on the planet.
Ted Nugent
I’ve always been into guitars… we want to put keyboards on, but keyboard players don’t look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John.
Noel Gallagher
I aspire to be someone like Gillian Welch. What she does is play part of a group with two acoustic guitars with harmonies. She plays folk. However, there is no one that sounds like Gillian Welch. I aspire to come up with a unique sound like she has.
Taylor Goldsmith
I was in bands, but they were punk bands, and you plug in the guitars, you turn them up really loud, you’ve got four or five other people on stage with you, you’ve got some protection from when they throw lighters. You can always hide behind the lead singer or the bass player.
Oscar Isaac
I’ve always loved big riffs and chunky guitars.
Zacky Vengeance
I don’t like to do any editing on guitars. I think the more editing you do, it just takes away from the feel of the performance.
Wayne Static
A guitar can be so human, so sorrowful, so angry, and I wanted to figure out how to achieve that vibe without having to actually use guitars, because ‘Badlands’ is a very futuristic record – and making it that in an era of futuristic music is a really hard thing to do!
I am such an admirer of the Bedell Guitars instruments and its stewardship to respect Mother Nature and every individual tree used to create its products.
Lorrie Morgan
With the notable exceptions of rum drinks, black beans, fat brown cigars, the smiles of pretty girls, hot yellow sunlight, and fat men with guitars and bongos playing mambos, rumbas, and boleros late into the night, nothing in Cuba comes easily.
Jonathan Miles
But, what did happen is I went to Woodstock as a member of the audience. I did not show up there with a road manager and a couple of guitars. I showed up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush.
John Sebastian
I actually have only one Jackson! ESP makes all of my guitars now. But that Jackson was probably the last one I paid for, which is why I used it so much; I had to get my money’s worth. That’s why, for the longest time, it was in all of our photos.
Jeff Hanneman
There’s something about the rawness of the live thing, there’s no rhythm guitars behind the solo, nothing other than what you hear the people playing at that moment. It’s exciting, it’s about the performance.
Chad Smith
I’m not a guitar collector. I own some guitars because I play.
Robin Zander
I’m full of dust and guitars.
Syd Barrett
My guitar is a mutation between a classic Fender Stratocaster guitar, which I played for years, and a Gibson solid-body like an SG or a Les Paul. It contains all sounds of the basic classic rock n’ roll guitars. It does what I want it to do.
Jerry Garcia
At my high school, there were always kids carrying acoustic guitars around, which is why I named my band the Mountain Goats. I didn’t want to seem like one of those guys who brought his guitar to the party whether you asked him to or not.
John Darnielle
I actually had a really nice guitar as a teenager. I took jazz guitar, so my mom bought me this probably $1,600 guitar. But I got really into garage rock and local bands, and I noticed they played really crappy guitars. So I thought, ‘Hey, I should get a crappy guitar, too!’
Mac DeMarco
Honestly, I’d rather do regular interviews. It’s more interesting to talk about whatever… anything other than guitars. I’m not into being a tech-head.
Mike McCready
I probably own 100 guitars and all of them are electric.
Pat Smear
I think exclusivity is important in life. When you look at a hot pair of Jordans, not everybody got them – it’s a limited run. You look at guitars. When Gibson made the robot guitar, it was a limited run.
Oh yeah, I mean, it wasn’t a very good guitar, most good guitars have got thrust rods in the necks that you can adjust or that’ll keep them in shape, you know keep them straight. This one just, well it turned into a bow and arrow after a couple of months.
Eric Clapton
I’ve been collecting some more high-end guitars. I have an old Martin D28 from the ’60s, a beautiful, classic Martin that I know I played on ‘Mariachi.’
Ani DiFranco
I started playing when I was about 13, mainly because Dad had guitars lying around the house. My dad taught me my first three chords, and I taught myself from there.
I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words.
Theodore Bikel
When I was living in New York, I had this slightly wannabe bohemian existence and took up painting, at which I’m appalling. I also bought several guitars.
Eddie Redmayne
The heavy guitars are the ones that sound good. They are not that comfortable, but they do sound great.
Neal Schon
I conceived of a concept, a project, a band. The Tide.

I conceived of a concept, a project, a band. The Tide. The Tide, acting as a sonic exemplar of flow and fluidity. The way of things. The way of nature. Guitars, rock and surf music, psychedelia, transcendence from everyday bourgeois consciousness.
Cody Simpson
I like my guitars to be kinda worn. I don’t like it when they’re all shiny.
Vivian Campbell
I was really into Black Sabbath, but heavy guitars can really be very limiting, it’s a great frequency and it’s great fun to listen to but on the other hand, musically you can do a lot more without it.
Kip Winger
I worship pianos like they are prize diamonds, and I never willfully do damage to them. But I grew up playing guitars, and you treat a guitar like a best friend or a little brother or a lover you have a tempestuous relationship with.
Jamie Cullum
I’ve been buying guitars since 1964, and you fool yourself into thinking it’s the last one.
Christopher Guest
Even in the band I was in when I was a kid, I’d be telling everyone what to do. I’d be leaning over the drums, telling them to tune their guitars, micromanaging.
James Murphy
I have too many options when it comes to guitars.
Rick Nielsen
The record companies didn’t want ‘Stony Road,’ and it ended up being a gold album. They didn’t want ‘Blue Guitars,’ and we did 165,000 books.
Chris Rea
As I got older, I fell in love with Radiohead, and ‘OK Computer’ is one of my favorite albums of theirs. Sonically, the tone of the guitars on tracks like ‘Electioneering’ just rips right through me.
Mary Lambert
Martin guitars have now brought out, you know, on a more traditional level, the Stephen Stills’ model of Martin guitars. It’s beautiful. I just went inside. I bought one immediately.
Graham Nash
My father played one of the first electric guitars in England. He built his own in 1940, because you couldn’t buy them in those days. He used three telephone pickups under the strings, which gave chronic distortion on chords but was quite good on single notes.
Julian Bream
In New York, I’m around a lot of the reasons I started playing music in the first place. I live right behind Matt Umanov Guitars. I live on the street that Suze Rotolo and Bob Dylan were walking down on the album cover. I recognize the history.
Steve Earle
You can’t beat 2 guitars, bass, and drums.
Lou Reed
I’m a very compulsive person, so I spend most of my time drawing or writing my diary, patching things up and carving bits of wood – I’ve carved two of my guitars.
Lou Doillon
I have an electric Fender and a Telecaster. I have a Taylor and a Martin. I want to get more guitars for more sounds.
Ross Lynch
Most of my guitars have been instruments that look cool. I’m not picky. I never think, ‘Oh, this neck isn’t made of ebony,’ or, ‘These strings don’t feel correct.’ It doesn’t matter too much.
James Hetfield
I contend that if it wasn’t for Jimi, the gadgets we use for electric guitars now wouldn’t have happened. He was an inventor, in a sense – as well as being great artist.
Jose Feliciano
We’ve got horse property and there’s other stuff to do. Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque, drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry ‘ol time.
Lita Ford
We used to have massively long discussions about how we should stand on stage. Should we stand with our legs apart? No, all the guys with guitars in skinny jeans stand with their legs apart, and you’d think, ‘We can’t stand like that.’ We’d spend hours and hours, days and days, discussing how to stand.
Viv Albertine
I have about nine guitars in all, so obviously I’m into collecting.
Daisy Berkowitz
I grew up playing the saxophone. I joined the jazz band in high school, but somewhere along the way I realized the guys who strummed acoustic guitars at parties were the ones who got the attention. So I asked a friend to show me a few chords, and when I moved to L.A. I spent a lot of time practicing my guitar.
Chris Carmack
Really young kids are into guitars.
Charlie Simpson
Whenever I record more than two or three layers, it starts to get cluttered up, and you can’t hear the cut of the guitars as good. It’s hard to get four guitars to hit at exactly the same time and keep the attack tight.
Dimebag Darrell
Yeah, you’d be surprised how many well known musicians have regular jobs. And yes, I’m a machinist. That’s how I made my guitars – at a machine shop.
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein