Here are somes famous Guitarists quotes illustrated with my drawings. Short quotes are the best, selected ones, that fit perfectly each guitarist way of Life !
1.Guitarist Quote by Angus Young
Angus Young is known for playing in one Band - ACDC - use only one guitar : his gibson SG and to Rock the stage with his Energy and Guitar Playing. there is one quote that stand out and that could explain the alchemy between him and his guitar :
"I just go where the guitar takes me" - Angus Young
What does this quote means ? Guitar travelling, concert tour dates ? Well the story is a bit more intricated and is linked to Angus particularity.
Not the tie, shorts or school hat : Angus Young is short and is about 5 foot 3 inches.Because of this, he couldn't play many guitar when he started : too heavy or the neck too large to make a correct chord with his left hand.
When he finally found this guitar in a second hand music shop, he was so happy to find a lightweight guitar he could play on it.
As the neck is still long for his short arms, he tends to lean to the left trying to do a A chord on the second fret of the neck, while going right when the solo is on the 15th fret on the guitar neck : all the weight of the guitar balance him on the right side.
2.Guitarist Quote by Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix, the legendary musician and artist, once said, "Excuse me while I kiss the sky." These words, immortalized in his iconic song "Purple Haze," capture the essence of the sky's allure. They speak of a desire to be one with the sky, to lose oneself in its beauty and embrace its mysteries.
"Excuse me while I kiss the sky " - Jimi Hendrix
Just as Hendrix used his music and his fender Stratocaster guitar to transport listeners to another world, the sky has the power to transport us to a place of pure bliss. and finally meet the old bearded man upstairs !
An invitation to let go of our worries and immerse ourselves in the beauty that surrounds us, how jimi see his purple dream !
3.Guitarist Quote by Eddie Van Halen
Doctor Eddie Van Halen gave birth to his own guitar. Made of several guitar parts, Eddie act like like Dr Frankenstein and the Frankenstrat was born !
The Frankenstrat is not just a guitar; it is a work of art.The Frankenstrat's unique tone, characterized by its powerful pickups and innovative wiring, became the hallmark of Eddie Van Halen's iconic sound.
"To hell with the rules, if it sounds right then it is" - Eddie Van Halen
When you act like no one, playing like no one, using a makita driller as pickup, play two solos in the same song, one with a guitar and the second one with keyboard, it's just like throwing rules book in fire ! This si the story of Eddie Van Halen !
4.Guitarist Quote by Jimmy Page
Behind the scenes, Jimmy Page's personal life was just as captivating as his music. One of the most intriguing aspects is his relationships with his wife and mistress.
But on stage, Jimmy Page's connection with the Gibson Les Paul goes beyond the realm of music. It is a love affair, a lifelong partnership that has shaped his sound and defined his legacy. From the iconic "Stairway to Heaven" solo to the raw power of "Whole Lotta Love," Page's Les Paul has been his faithful companion on every musical journey.
"It's my mistress and my wife " - Jimmy Page
But there is more to this story than meets the eye. Behind the scenes, the Gibson Les Paul played a role in Page's personal life as well. It is said that he affectionately referred to his beloved guitar as his "wife" and his "mistress," a testament to the deep emotional connection he had with his instrument.
5.Guitarist Quote by James Hetfield
James Hetfield's musical journey began with piano lessons for a quiet young boy. then in the humblest of settings: a garage in Los Angeles. Alongside drummer Lars Ulrich, Hetfield co-founded Metallica in 1981, a band that would go on to redefine the genre of heavy metal.
"I was pretty quiet as a child " - James Hetfield
When it comes to guitars, James Hetfield has a weapon of choice: the ESP Explorer. This iconic guitar has become synonymous with Hetfield's signature sound and style. With its sleek design, powerful pickups, and rich tone, the ESP Explorer perfectly complements Hetfield's aggressive playing style.