Can We Figure Out What Guitar You Play Based on Your Taste in Music?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Can We Figure Out What Guitar You Play Based on Your Taste in Music?
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About This Quiz

When you pick up your favorite guitar, it's like strapping a piece of your soul around your neck. Once you tell us the ins and outs of your musical taste, we'll be able to figure out the make and model you consider a part of your family. Your favorite musicians may have influenced your taste in gear, but do you play the same guitar they do?

Throughout this quiz, you'll answer questions about your favorite songs, bands and musical artists across all genres. Since you're the talented type, we didn't want to limit you to only a few choices. Your musical knowledge and musical tastes are things that you've honed for a lifetime, and it's crucial that you give us a well-rounded look at the stars you admire. Will they lead us to the guitar you love more than all the others, though? 

You don't need to like every artist we ask you about to guess which guitar you play most often. So, don't be afraid to tell us if they aren't your bag. The sum of all your answers will lead us to the instrument you wouldn't dream of taking the stage without. Will we nail it like you nailed your last solo? 

1 Bob Marley Do you like Bob Marley's version of "I Shot The Sheriff" more than Eric Clapton's?
Of course! Marley's version is the original.
They're both great versions.
I actually like Clapton's version more.
I'm not familiar with the song.

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2 Foo Fighters Which "Foo Fighters" song hits you in the feels?
"Monkey Wrench"
"The Pretender"
"My Hero"
They're not my favorite.

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3 Country music Out of these genres, which is your least favorite to hear at a party?
Prog rock
Country
EDM
Easy listening

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4 Radiohead What British rock band is certain to make your playlists?
Blur
The Rolling Stones
The Who
Radiohead

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5 Eddie Van Halen Are you more likely to air guitar along with Eddie Van Halen or Josh Homme?
I don't know who Josh Homme is.
I air guitar along with almost every song I hear.
EVH, no doubt!
Josh Homme is the more inventive player.

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6 Green Day When you think of Green Day, what song comes to mind?
"Basket Case"
"American Idiot"
I don't know any of their songs.
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"

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7 Janis Joplin The award for best female pipes in rock goes to which of these singers?
Janis Joplin
Stevie Nicks
Amy Lee
Lzzy Hale

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8 Lizzo When a Lizzo bop pops on the radio, what's your first reaction?
I get up and dance.
I change the station.
You know I'm singing along.
I don't listen to the radio.

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9 Pearl Jam If you could fill in as the guitarist for any '90s band, which one would you pick?
Mother Love Bone
Pearl Jam
Blink 182
Nine Inch Nails

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10 The Cure Which one of these '80s bands is the most overrated?
Duran Duran
R.E.M.
The Cure
New Order

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11 I'm too sexy What one-hit-wonder would make you least insane to have stuck in your head?
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
"Mickey" by Toni Basil
"Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners

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12 Metallica Your car stereo will only play a Metallica album; which one do you choose?
I'll live in silence, but thanks.
"Master of Puppets"
"Ride the Lightning"
" ... And Justice For All"

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13 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg or Drake? Who do you think makes the best tunes?
There's no doubt — Snoop!
Drake is a talented dude.
You can't compare their styles.
I'm a bigger Post Malone fan.

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14 Ghost Would you give Ghost's music two thumbs up or two thumbs down?
I've never heard of them.
Two thumbs up
Two thumbs down
One of each

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15 Billy Corgan In your not so humble opinion, which guitarist gets too much praise?
Jimi Hendrix
Pete Townshend
Billy Corgan
Joan Jett

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16 ACDC What AC/DC song might we find you screaming along with?
"Hells Bells"
"Dirty Deeds"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Highway to Hell"

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17 Chris Which musical project saw Chris Cornell bringing his best vocals?
Audioslave
His solo work was off the hook!
Soundgarden
I loved him in Temple of the Dog.

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18 Billie Eilish Are you a bigger fan of Billie Eilish or Ariana Grande?
Ariana Grande has a better voice.
Billie Eilish has some great tunes.
They both sound like nails on a chalkboard to me.
I would rather listen to Taylor Swift.

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19 Taylor Hawkins When you hear the words "legendary drummer," who pops into mind?
Keith Moon
Taylor Hawkins
Neal Peart
Rufus Taylor

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20 Twisted Sister If you're listening to it, which heavy metal anthem is your neighbor enjoying too?
"Ace of Spades" by Motorhead
"Ironman" by Black Sabbath
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister

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21 Slipknot Slayer, Korn or Slipknot? Which band makes the best morning music?
Korn
Slayer
Slipknot
None of those are my idea of morning music.

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22 Tina Turner What classic diva always manages to make you have chills?
Aretha Franklin
Diana Ross
Whitney Houston
Ozzy Osborne, duh!

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23 Bee Gees If we caught you shaking your groove thing, which dance song would we hear?
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
"Push It" by Salt-n-Pepa
"Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees
I can assure you, you will not find me shaking my groove thing.

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24 So what Which one of these songs could easily be your guilty pleasure?
"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
"So What" by Pink
"Country Roads" by John Denver
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.

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25 The Ramones Do you love or do you hate The Ramones?
Who could hate The Ramones?
Ugh. They are not to my taste.
I love them!
I like a few of their tunes.

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26 Willie Nelson What's the name of the country music star you respect the most?
Waylon Jennings
Dolly Parton
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson

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27 Jetro Tull Which classic rock band do you wish you could have jammed with?
Deep Purple
Queen
Jethro Tull
Lynyrd Skynyrd

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28 Iron Maiden Would you rather cover a song by Iron Maiden or by The Rolling Stones?
Mick Jagger is easier to sing!
Why can't I do both?
I'll go with Iron Maiden.
I would rather not do cover songs.

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29 The Killers Do you find The Chainsmokers more exciting than The Killers?
I like them both, but they're not all that exciting.
The Killers are much more interesting.
I like The Chainsmokers more.
Neither band is really my style.

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30 Aerosmith What Aerosmith song could be your life's theme song?
"Dream On"
"Walk This Way"
"Love in an Elevator"
"Crying"

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