Thursday is National Guitar Day, observed annually to celebrate the much-loved musical instrument. So here is the perfect time to pick up your guitar, or borrow or buy one, and start strumming.

Here are some quotes, courtesy AZ Quotes, to share on this day:

1. "A guitar is more than just a sound box... it is part of your soul." – Manuel Velazquez

2. "I'm only myself when I have a guitar in my hands." – George Harrison

3. "If we replaced guns with guitars, then the world would be a concert." – Thomas Ian Nicholas

4. "The guitar is the easiest instrument to play and the hardest to play well." – Andres Segovia

5. "Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two." – Frederic Chopin

6. "The guitar is your first wings. It's assigned and designed to unfold your vision and imagination." – Carlos Santana

7. "I never wanted to sing. I just wanted to play rhythm guitar – hide in the back and just play." – Kurt Cobain

8. "The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind." – Brian May

9. "Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." – Stevie Ray Vaughan

10. "I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions." – B. B. King

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There are a variety of guitar types available, and it's all up to your preference which one you choose.