That’s a nice sounding argument, but doesn’t show any depth of understanding of bending and vibrato and other expressive techniques. Don't you think that ‘Electric guitar’ in the most common blues/rock sense normally involves exceptional fretting hand control? (more than pushing buttons?) EDIT: this thread explains why so many fellows have so much trouble bending a note in tune. They are obviously entirely occupied with the glory of having simply plucked the correct string.