There’s a common thread in the types of guitars musicians use for their specific genre.
Country artists need a cowboy hat, boots, and a Telecaster. A headbanging metal guitarist shreds anything with humbuckers. And a jazz musician needs a big hollow-body guitar to fit in with the other large instruments at the jazz club.
It’s the typical status quo, but that doesn’t mean you need to stick to it. A guitar does not equal genre. Guitars are easily interchangeable and still sound great no matter which style they’re playing in.
This video from Music Is Win conducts an experiment proving the statement above. He tests out three types of guitars with an “unlikely” genre.
When you’re looking for your forever guitar, don’t let the genre you want to play hinder you from getting what you REALLY want. There’s no need to limit yourself. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different guitars and create new sounds that work with the genre. After all, the tone is just in the fingers not in the guitar.
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