Tuesday, Dec. 07, 1999

The Guitar

Week of Jan. 5, 1962
People are plucking in Greenwich Village pads, campus dorms, San Francisco cafés and even upper-class living rooms. The guitar, showcased by such diverse talents as Woody Guthrie and Elvis Presley, is hot, hot, hot. It "is more portable than the piano, more civilized than the accordion," explains TIME. "It looks good on girls and dashing on boys."