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Famous & Funny Guitar Quotes

Fender Buddy Guy Stratocaster

"We don't like their sound; guitar is on the way out."
--Decca Records, rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"Sometimes I think the Beatles are gods disguised as men, playing guitars."
--A correspondent for Time Magazine, 1971

"Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me."
--Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001) Mister Guitar

"Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don't deny them. Work within your restrictions. Some things you can do better than others, some things you can't do as well. So accentuate the positive."
--Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001) Mister Guitar

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: guitar and cats."
----Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

"When words fail, the guitar speaks."
--George Szell

"Nothing can duplicate the sheer power and feeling you get from standing in front of your amp and bashing on your guitar."
--James Hetfield (Metallica)

"The feeling you get after rocking out on your guitar is anything from a very heavy, stunned 'Whoa, what just happened?' to a very high...I can't relate it exactly to an orgasm, but sometimes when you come out of it, you're exhausted. It's just emotions pouring out..."
--Eddie Van Halen

"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician. "
--Jeff Cooper

"Give me a guitar and I'll play; give me a stage and I'll perform; give me an auditorium and I'll fill it."
--Eric Clapton

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