Down in my man cave, beyond just having the usual accessories like a big screen tv, comfy seats, a bar, and pool table, I also have my collection of guitars on my wall. Now I don’t consider myself a master of the strings by any means (I’ve been taking lessons online at https://trustyguitar.com/best-way-to-learn-guitar/), but I’ve been playing for many years and enjoy the creative outlet.
Outside of the sports memorabilia that I have adorning the walls, I also have a couple pieces featuring my musical influences like Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix. That got me to thinking about what the best guitar art there is out there, and what I could add to my walls to improve my man cave even more.
Here are a few of the pieces that I have my eye on to add a little more flare to the walls.
This piece is awesome! I love the psychedelic colors, as it will really add some color to my walls that lack that kind of brightness. Jimi is one of my favorites and is hands-down one of the best guitarists of all time, if not THE best ever. There’s a saying that you could hand him an empty milk carton and some string and he could play a tune better than anything that you could ever produce. I like that it is on a large canvas and the paint has texture to it. This would really make it an eye-catcher down in my basement man cave. I imagine the colors would look pretty sweet while downstairs having a hit off my vape pen as well.
As you can tell by my choices already, I am not of this era, despite my age. I love all the old guitarists that paved the way for the generations to follow. Chuck Berry pretty much invented rock and roll. I love that seen in Back to the Future where Michael J. Fox is back in the 1950’s and plays Johnny B. Goode at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance and leaves the crowd of teenagers speechless. “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.” My list of guitarists on my wall wouldn’t be complete without Chuck Berry.
A lot of the stuff that I learned to play guitar on, especially in the beginning, was scales and blues riffs. I was encouraged to listen to a lot of B.B. King when I first started playing as there is absolutely nobody that did it better than him. Listening to him go through the scales and improvise really trained my ear and gave me creative inspiration. While I’m more of an upbeat, faster-paced person musically, I have to give homage to one of the greats. This image is just classic B.B. King and would look great on the wall of any music enthusiast.
Who are your musical influences? Who would you call your Mount Rushmore of guitarists that you would want on the wall in your music room? Feel free to leave a comment!