10 Legendary Instruments of Country Music

Willie Nelson Guitar "Trigger"
Willie Nelson Guitar “Trigger”

Country music, more than most music styles, is about storytelling, and every great storyteller has a tool to help them tell their tales. Some country music instruments — like steel guitars, acoustic guitars, and more — even have stories of their own. Of course, that’s primarily because of the talented country singers who played them in our favorite popular music, but these instruments have taken on their own legends.


From folk music to bluegrass music, here are 10 legendary country music instruments and who changed the classic country music genre forever.

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