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Playing the Part and Looking the Part: What Guitarists Should Know

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017

Playing the Part and Looking the Part: What Guitarists Should Know

In today’s fast-moving, social-media-centered entertainment climate, appearances are everything. From television actors to musicians and all sorts of entertainers in between, the overall look of professionals arguably defines them more than their actual work does. For example, if an actor stars in a fantastic film, and a few days after it releases, he or she is spotted in public wearing completely unsuitable clothing (to his or her personality), one can bet that the press and social media users will have much more to say about the latter than the former. Moreover, not adopting the right look for an entertainment career can cause one—regardless of talent and potential—to never get off the ground.

The point is that professional entertainers need to look the part, in addition to being skilled.

This idea holds especially true for guitarists, who in addition to playing and performing at their best, would be wise to adhere to a few key appearance guidelines—guidelines that will maximize their appeal and potential career success.

Let’s take a look at some ultra-useful appearance tips for guitarists!

White Teeth Please Crowds

Many skillful guitarists, upon reading this tip’s title, undoubtedly considered running as far away from their computers as possible, in an effort to avoid even thinking about the dentist.

Well, these guitarists can relax—this tip doesn’t have anything to do with going to the dentist, as one can achieve impressive teeth whiteness from the comfort of home by using today’s excellent dental products. For example, pearly whytes, a review website for oral care products, offers great information on whitening strips that are surprisingly easy to use. Therefore, whitening teeth is no longer a hassle.

Briefly, the reasons guitarists should consider improving the whiteness of their teeth are straightforward and important: fans respond positively to white teeth, white teeth look much better than non-white teeth in pictures and especially in film, and white teeth contribute to the “good-looking musician” vibe that so many artists have taken advantage of.

Jeans are Relatable

While every guitarist dresses up differently in public and on stage, the reality is that determining what to wear can often be tough. Instead of going back and forth trying to decide upon an outfit, guitarists should simply stick to jeans. Jeans naturally match the “professional yet exciting” general identity of guitars, and also, can be easily related to by fans. Additionally, top-quality jeans can be purchased for very affordable prices—even from industry-leading companies.

In other words, jeans are a perfect addition to any musician’s appearance, and what’s more is that they feel great to wear and can be purchased for cheap!

Don’t Overdress

“Don’t overdress” is perhaps the most relevant appearance tip that can be given to guitarists. Especially as more and more fans begin to support one’s career, the urge to wear flashy, large, and plainly ridiculous outfits can, for whatever reason, begin to build. This is not recommended!

Guitarists should stick to relatively normal, impressive-looking clothing and overall appearances. Bluntly put, like actors, guitarists are expected by their fans to be both consistent and to-the-point, in terms of the way they look. Thus, while Lady Gaga and Katy Perry—performers—are expected to dress in exciting outfits, Jack White and Leonardo DiCaprio would draw the wrong kind of attention if they did so.

Guitarists should consider shopping for normal-looking clothing that fits their style and personality at one of today’s leading department stores!

These tips are sure to help each and every guitarist in the world attract fans, find success, and entertain as many individuals as possible.

Thanks for reading and good luck!