Guitars are the backbone of pretty much every type of band you can think of. In fact if you were to ask a random selection of people for a list of the most famous musicians they can think of, chances are a high proportion would be guitarists.
Versatile and iconic, the guitarist adds rhythm and melody and is as comfortable playing solo as she is with performing in a band.
Guitarists will also tell you that due to their enormous charisma they attract more admirers than any other musician! Drummers, singers and keyboard players might argue that point but bass players know that they are the real winners :-)