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The guitar! Because no normal child grows up wanting to play the cello like Yo Yo Ma.
It's become the backbone of popular music of the last 60 years, and has remained one of the most widely played instruments in the world. Incredibly versatile, it does rock, it does country, it does blues, jazz, flamenco, and can sound completely different from one guitarist to another. It's also incredibly fun and rewarding to learn.
I bought a guitar to learn to play on about three months ago. It's a knock-off of an Ovation acoustic, but I only spent $120 on it so I don't really mind about its authenticity. I started taking lessons after discovering that I really can't teach myself. Turns out, the action of my guitar was about 1/4" too high, and I was using too high a gauge of string. Now I'm doing pretty well, and I'm trying to play for about an hour a day, playing through scales and chords. If I feel like I'm getting it, I'm gonna buy myself a good electric guitar so I can jam with my roommate next year.
So, who here plays guitar? Is learning guitar? Likes guitar?
What kind of guitar do you have? How long have you been playing for? Did you take lessons or teach yourself? Why is this a better instrument than the cello?