"Shambles define your terms here. Are we speaking of guitars as objects, the sound produced by a guitar and subsequent music composed for guitar or guitar players as opposed to banjos, banjo music and banjo players."
I don't know, is the answer. Reading the thread, I am beginning to understand a little more. I don't even know if 'sexy' is the right word. This image, just seems to be a fact.
My thinking went something like this: I would advise any young person, who was having trouble with self-esteem or making friends, to learn to play the guitar (or another instrument). From my experience, girls appeared to be attracted to blokes that played guitar and blokes would want you to teach them how to play. I would not however advise them to take up the banjo and I wondered why?
I think that I may have been attracted to girls that played the guitar (Joni). I don't remember being exposed to one, but I don't think I would have been attracted to a girl playing the banjo. Unless of course they also had, "red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme"?
I am getting 'all hot' now. I have this picture of 'Red Molly', on the back of a 1952 Vincent, playing 'drooling banjos'.
Motor bikes were sexy but three-wheelers, were not.