In the things you hate people say series, the most reoccouring statement is "I hate it when they call bass a guitar " So what? Yes, it is a totally different instrument, in a totally different range. But it is a bass guitar, and it's body (For the most part) is the shape of a guitar. I'll admit, it use to bother me, but then I realized how little it matters. So take a deep breath, it's not the end of the world.