New evidence supports what many women have long accepted as fact!

The French study, published in the journal Psychology of Music, has found that a guy with a pretty face and a guitar case is much more likely to score a woman's phone number than, say, a guy with a sports bag or nothing at all.

In the study, a guy approached 300 women, introduced himself, told the woman she was pretty, and asked for her number.

31% of women gave their digits when he carried a guitar case...compared to 14% when he held nothing, and 9% when he carried a sports bag.

The researchers then try to get scientific about the results...saying music is linked with physical and intellectual abilities and implies a work ethic, which might be perceived as good qualities in a mate.

...or...the guy with the guitar is just...HOT, lol.