If it was a synthesizer, it would have six voices, three or five program changes, a pitch-bend wheel, 2.5 octave range, and volume control—and people would laugh at it, saying “How could you make any decent sounds with that?!?”
Try asking the nice person behind the Delta Airlines ticket counter whether you can check your drum set or Steinway in the overhead compartment.
Buddy Holly and Jimi Hendrix both played a Strat, yet managed to sound completely different.
Even if you don''t look inherently cool, anyone looks amazingly cooler when holding a guitar.
The lady love is standing on a balcony: The guy below is not serenading her with an accordion.