There is nothing like the accompaniment of guitars to set the right mood for just about any occasion. And for that reason everyone should own at least two guitars; an electric and an acoustic will help you impress anyone.
Your buddies are visiting and you pick up the electric, plug it in, turn it up and rip through some impressive riffs and just wait for the “Wows” to come out. Later, alone with your significant other, you can use the acoustic to set a romantic mood.
Your neighbors will probably appreciate you being able to play both types of guitars. Although you may be really good, they will undoubtedly get tired of hearing your electric all day and all night and that acoustic will still allow you to keep practicing without fear of a neighborhood revolt.
Guitars are also good for temperament adjustments now and then. When the mood strikes and you feel a little angry or upset, picking up your guitar will, after a few licks up the fret board will begin to calm you down. They can also accompany you when you’re feeling low and need a mood pick up.
Which One You Choose Can Influence Style
One aspect of guitars is that there are so many styles and shapes; it may sometimes be hard to choose. Six-string is the most common and most popular, but never overlook the beauty and sound of a 12-string. With the 12-string it fills in the empty spots and can sound as though there are two guitars playing at the same time. Whether you play a hollow-body acoustic or hard-body electric a 12-string’s sound can surprise the novice.
Guitars have been around as long as there have been cigar boxes, broom handles and strings. They played right next to the clothing wash board and upturned tub. But the status of a guitar player didn’t start to rise until radio when the sound of guitars filled the air. Musical groups learned that most rock and roll songs needed a solo somewhere in the middle of the song and began using guitars to fill that need.
As such, lead guitars began to surface when guitar players with extremely fast fingers literally flying over their fret boards. They became a kind of cult on their own and other guitar players tried to emulate them. Some had luck at it, but other continued in their role of playing rhythm guitars.