Why the Electric Guitar is the Coolest Instrument in the World

18 Reasons the Electric Guitar is the coolest instrument in the world

There is no doubt that the guitar is the most popular instrument in the world, but have you ever considered why?

Encore Music Lessons has put together a cool infographic that shows in a somewhat humorous manner why exactly the electric guitar is the coolest instrument. I’m partial to the acoustic guitar, but I’ll let this one slide. In case you needed any prompting, some of the reasons involve the movie Back to the Future and the video game Accordion Hero. Ha!

Without further ado, here are the 18 reasons you can read for yourself:

One of the things that I love most about the electric guitar isn’t just the fact that it’s universally appealing, I also love¬†how it has produced some of the most talented musicians the world has ever seen. And those musicians were popular!

Out of these reasons, my favorite are:

  • No one expects you to be able to read music: this is so true! Just play and you’ll find instant acceptance.
  • It’s the single most versatile instrument: no other instrument can be made to have so many unique sounds.
  • The Electric Guitar has spawned numerous other industries: this website is an example – thanks to the guitar I get to spend my days writing about how much I love to play!

Additional Electric Guitar Info

If you’re looking to play or learn the electric guitar, I suggest you check out some of the following resources:

2 thoughts on “Why the Electric Guitar is the Coolest Instrument in the World

  1. Josh, thanks for posting the article, I most definitely agree on all of the above reasons. Come from a music background, was forced by parents to play piano in grammar school, took up brass-trombone grammar to middle school. Started picking up guitar at a much later age now in the last four plus years and I love it! I now work job assignments mostly on the road and it’s the perfect travel along companion, no other instrument comes close! I’ll never be an Eric Clapton but the guitar will be very much part of my semi retirement in a few years.



  2. I agree that guitar is the coolest instrument. It is sleep in bed with the guitar. I sleep with my acoustic guitar though. The electric is very versatile..and so is the acoustic and my classical..such a gorgeous sound..I like to wake up and play guitar. Then I go to sleep and play etc..: )

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