Why do people play guitar? What's the point? Do you wanna be on TV-Have you got the X factor? Or the Essex factor? People play guitar and other instruments for lots of different reasons. For a new Hobby-Guitar is a great thing to do in your spare time, its creative, relaxing, inspiring, it gives you something to show for your spare time. I started playing guitar to stop playing computer games...At least when I get older I will be able to impress people with my guitar skills.