I'm having some sombre thoughts about the guitar. I need you guys to help me restore faith in the relatively young instrument which is the guitar.
Let's face it, there are certain things a guitar can't do as well as other instruments.
A piano can floor any guitar when it comes to alterations and inversions of chords. A trumpet/saxophone can outdo a guitar when it comes to melodies.
It seems to me that the guitar falls between instruments, a comprimise where some qualities are sacrificed for an all-round instrument which can't really excel in other settings except when playing solo and unaccompanied.
What are some of the strengths and "uniquities" of the guitar?