The sims 4 guitar skill is an amazing choice if you want your sim to have a fun hobby to do after work that can both raise their fun and also bring in a bit of side money if they play their cards right.

Any sim that is teenager or older is able to learn and play the guitar for fun or for tips and can be a great way to keep your sim happy and jamming along to some interesting music they can create themselves.

Ideal Mood For The Guitar Skill

Every skill that you can build in the sims has an ideal mood for you to have while trying to increase it, and for the guitar skill in the sims 4 it happens to be the inspired mood.

There are a few ways to get your sims inspired but I’ve found the easiest way to just get your sim to take a thoughtful shower. You can also admire art if you are into painting and listen deeply on a stereo.

Traits That Help The Guitar Skill

Traits are an easy way to change the personality of your sims and can seriously influence the way your sims act and the things they like to do. That’s why it’s so important to choose traits that are going to help in your storytelling. If you want to make your sim a master guitar player here are some traits that can help you.


Since being inspired is the best mood for a sim to play the guitar, then creative sims are a great choice. They are easily inspired and can even wake up that way. This means they will increase the guitar skill much faster.

Music Lover

This one seems like a no-brainer! These sims are able to gain a positive moodlet if they are playing music and even just listening to a radio.

Musical Genius (Aspiration)

When you choose the musical genius aspiration you are given the reward trait muser which is the perfect bonus trait, a muser can gain a whole bunch more skill when they are playing guitar while feeling inspired.

How to Gain The Guitar Skill

Obviously, the easiest way to gain the guitar skill is to play guitar! However, you can also purchase guitar skill books on the computer or by clicking on a bookshelf, but I’ve found that actually playing will increase your skill much quicker.

Guitar Skill Levels

Guitar Skill Level 1

At the first level of the guitar skill you don’t have many options other than to play the guitar or read the guitar skill book. But it can bring a lot of fun into your sims life!

Guitar Skill Level 2

At level 2 of the guitar skill you can now research the guitar at your computer, and enthuse about guitar solos to other sims. You can also get your sim feeling playful and strum for fun.

Guitar Skill Level 3

When your sim reaches level 3 of the guitar skill you can now start playing a brand new music type: blues!

Guitar Skill Level 4

When you reach the 4th level of the guitar skill you can now jam on the guitar which can increase your skill a bit faster than just practicing. You can also start playing a brand new type of music: rock!

Guitar Skill Level 5

At the 5th level of the guitar skill your sim can now play a new type of music: country!

Guitar Skill Level 6

When your sim hits level 6 of the guitar skill you can now serenade other sims with your new found talents and you’ve also unlocked a new type of music: ballads!

Guitar Skill Level 7

At guitar level 7 you can now lull sims to sleep and you’re also now able to play a new type of music: latin!

Guitar Skill Level 8

When your sim hits guitar level 8 they can now start writing songs, and can also scrap their songs and change the song’s name. They can also now play a new type of music: classical!

Guitar Skill Level 9

Now that your sim has reached level 9 of the guitar skill they can now license their songs to make money off their guitar skill. You also unlocked a new type of music to play: jazz!

Guitar Skill Level 10

Now that your sim has managed to max out the guitar skill, they can now mentor other sims in the guitar skill.

If you want to cheat the guitar skill level so you don’t have to do as much work, you can! Simple start by typing in ctrl + alt + C and then type testingcheats true and hit enter, that will allow you to enter the following cheat and for cheats to be on. Then type stats.set_skill_level major_guitar X and fill the X with whatever skill level you’d like your sim to have.

Playing Guitar for Tips

When you reach level 3 of the guitar skill you can start playing for tips in public places. All you need to do is put your sim’s guitar in their inventory and head to a public lot. You’ll earn a few dollars per tip but if you go to the park early in the morning and leave sometime before bedtime you can easily make a few hundred dollars to help pay your bills.

Licensing Songs With The Guitar

When your guitar player hits level 8 of the skill they can start to write songs and when they hit level 9 they can start to license these songs to make a little bit of money. This is really the only way to make decent money with the guitar, as playing for tips can be inconsistent, unless of course you jump into the entertainer career.

Unfortunately, you can only license one song at a time so your earnings are limited compared to things like writing books or making online videos. Just like other forms of income, your royalties will be paid every single day at 10 AM and after a week you’ll be able to license a new song, but still only one at a time.

The only real way to license more than one song is to write songs on different instruments so you can have one piano, one violin, and one guitar song licensed at a time. You can earn anywhere from §100 to §500 a day.

Reward Traits That Help With The Guitar Skill

The first rewards store item that may help you grow your guitar skill would be savant. This new trait would help your sim build their traits 25% faster.

The next rewards store items that could help you with learning any skill is the night owl or morning sim rewards that will help you increase your skills more during these times of the day which can help you grow your guitar skill quickly.

Different Guitar Types Available

Pied Piper Acoustic Guitar

This is the classic sims 4 guitar and costs §600. It’s a basic acoustic guitar look and can be awesome decor in any home. It has a fun level 3 so your sims will love to play.

Grim’s Ghoulish Guitar

This guitar is only available if you sign up for the Sims 4 email newsletter, but you can easily unsubscribe once you get access to the guitar. It costs §740 and has a fun level 3!

Freezer Bunny Blues Guitar

This iconic sims guitar is our friend the freezer bunny! It costs §1,315 and is worth every penny for its adorable fun look. This guitar has a fun level 3 and environment level 2.

Rock Legend Signed Guitar

This guitar is only available for unlock if you reach level 10 of the entertainer career in the musician branch. This guitar costs §2,400 and has a fun level 3 and inspiring decor level 6!

StickiMo Travel Acoustic Guitar

This guitar came in The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat and is an adorable acoustic guitar with a sticker on the front that looks exactly like you’d expect a camping acoustic guitar to look! This guitar costs §740 and can be found in build/buy mode and this guitar gives you a fun level 3!

Final Thoughts

The guitar skill is a really fun way to let your sim have a hobby as well as have a way to make a bit of extra income on the side. Are you a fan of the guitar skill in the sims 4? Let me know in the comments!