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National Guitar Day

Ready to strum along? Celebrate National Guitar Day with friends and family - grab your guitars and rock out!
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Introduction

Get ready to strum your heart out and make some sweet music on National Guitar Day, Feb. 11! This day has been celebrated since the early 1990s when it was created to honor the beloved instrument that’s been a part of our lives for centuries. The guitar has changed its shape over time, but it's still one of the most popular instruments in modern music today with an endless list of genres from classical to rock 'n' roll!

History of National Guitar Day

National Guitar Day Dates

National Guitar Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Guitar Designs</div><div class='timeline-text'>The guitar, as we understand it today, begins to take shape with six strings and various body designs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Electric Guitar Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>George Beauchamp patents the first electric guitar, opening a new chapter for guitar-based music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fender Broadcaster Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fender unveils the Broadcaster, later renamed the Telecaster, revolutionizing how guitars are manufactured and played.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gibson Les Paul Unveiled</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gibson introduces the Les Paul model, establishing it as one of the key instruments in rock n' roll history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of National Guitar Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Guitar Day is established to celebrate this beloved instrument.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Guitar Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play your guitar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it's a classic rock riff or an old blues tune, grab your guitar and play. You don't have to be a virtuoso, just pick up your instrument and have fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>See a live show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Going to see a live show is always a great way to celebrate National Guitar Day. Check out the local music scene and find a great show to attend!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn a new song</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learning a new song on guitar is always a great way to challenge yourself and learn something new. Pick a song you like and get practicing!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Jam with friends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some friends who also play guitar and get together for an impromptu jam session. It can be just for fun or maybe you'll write some original music.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go shopping for gear</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A perfect way to treat yourself on National Guitar Day is to go shopping for some new gear. Whether its strings, pedals, picks or amps, you'll be sure to find what you need.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Guitar Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Guitar is a great way to express yourself</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you pick up a guitar and start to strum, you can turn any emotion into music. No matter whether you're feeling happy or sad, excited or scared - a guitar will help you channel it all in the most beautiful way possible.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Guitar is easy to learn</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The beauty of the guitar is that anyone can pick it up and learn how to play relatively quickly. There are tons of online tutorials out there that make learning even easier, so you can go from complete novice to rock star in no time!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Guitar builds confidence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Similar to learning any musical instrument, playing the guitar helps build self-confidence. Every time you master a new chord or song, your sense of achievement gets stronger and your faith in yourself grows. With enough practice, soon enough you'll be able to serenade an audience with ease!</p></div></div>

5 Groovy Guitar Facts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The word 'guitar' has ancient roots</h3><p class='facts-text'>The word 'guitar' originates from the Greek word 'kithara', which was a stringed instrument similar to a lyre, emphasizing the instrument's long-standing role in music across cultures and centuries.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The world's largest playable guitar is over 40 feet long</h3><p class='facts-text'>According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest playable guitar in the world measures 43 feet, 7.5 inches tall and is a scaled replica of a Gibson Flying V.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Guitars were first made in spain</h3><p class='facts-text'>It is widely agreed that the guitar, as we know it today, was first made in Spain during the early 16th Century, evolving from earlier stringed instruments.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Fender once tried to sell guitar amp furniture</h3><p class='facts-text'>In the 1960s, famous guitar manufacturer Fender tried to popularize 'amp-stools', essentially stools with guitar amp bottoms — a product that didn't quite catch on.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>There's a unique standard tuning for guitars</h3><p class='facts-text'>The standard tuning for most guitars is EADGBE starting from the lowest-pitched (largest) string. This specific tuning was chosen because it offers a wide range of harmonic and melodic possibilities.</p></div></div>

National Guitar Day FAQs

When is National Guitar Day?

National Guitar Day is celebrated on February 11th every year. In 2024 National Guitar Day will occur on a Sunday.

National Guitar Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 11

Saturday

2024

Feb 11

Sunday

2025

Feb 11

Tuesday

2026

Feb 11

Wednesday

2027

Feb 11

Thursday

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