Imitating a violin sound is already known.

How can I get a violin sound from my electric guitar?

Also surprising is how the sound of a Bagpipe ( and other instruments) can be imitated on the Guitar. How does it work?

  • Better question: why on earth would anyone want to do this? ;p Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 10:12
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    Check out the 1980's band Big Country, maybe starting with their song In a big country. They were renowned in the 1980's for their "guitars that sounded like bagpipes". And their drummer is the awesome Mark Brzezicki Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 11:07
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    You ask as though it's a standard technique. If you want an explanation of how it works, you should explain what process you're talking about. Or is this a question of how to imitate a bagpipe on guitar?
    – user45266
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 20:41
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    @ user 45266: Or is this a question of how to imitate a bagpipe on guitar? That’s exactly my question. I didn’t ask about a standard technique. The question is following the other question about imitating a violin on the guitar. – Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 16:50
  • @user45266, could you explain your vote to close? Is there an edit to the question that would clarify some confusion?
    – jdjazz
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 20:14

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This guy works it with a 5 cent coin:

All the instruments were reproduced using the clean sound (except for the bagpipes for which I used the distortion).


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