"…What are those things?"
"Something new. Been trying gitterns with metal strings, 'stead of gut; you tell me how it came out."
Vanyel took it carefully, and struck a chord -- It rang like a bell, sang like an angel in flight, and hung in the air forever… He closed his eyes as it died away, lost in the sound, and when he opened them, he saw Rolf grinning at him like a fiend.
"You," he said sternly, "are a terrible man, Rolf Dawson."
"Anyone can play guitar and they won't be a nothin' anymore"
"And the angels had guitars even before they had wings / If you hold onto
a chorus you can get through the night…"
"...And the very next day / Bought a beat-up six-string in a secondhand
store / Didn't know how to play it, but he knew for sure / That one guitar
felt good in his hands..."
"Boys as a species were all a bunch of zeros / Except for the ones that
played that guitar."
"I met him [Chet Atkins] when I knew three chords. He said, "You look
like a guitar player. Do you play?" I said, "No."
"I realized that the only way I was ever going to fit into society and
have a role was via the guitar."
"Rock and roll is simply an attitude. You don't have to play the greatest
" Sometimes you want to give up guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if
you stick with it,you're gonna be rewarded"
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