10 Most Influential Guitarists


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101Bernard Sumner

Set musical milestones creating groudbreaking albums in the seveties and the eighties with Joy Division and aftet 35 years still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Is there no justice?

102Michael Hedges

Acoustic guitarist from another planet.

103Neal SchonNeal Joseph Schon is an American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English. He is Journey's last original constant member, having participated in every album and tour to date.

Highly underrated. He contributed many of the most icon solos and songs of the last few decades.

Neal is a great guitar player.. From his roots at Santana... To Journey..

104Nancy Wilson

Hart deserves notation so she should be in the top ten

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105Marty FriedmanMartin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted ...read more.
106Derek Trucks
108Natalicio Moreyra Lima

Los Indos Tabajaras, a solid and fantastic career on the charts with "Marie Elana", as their big hit, but a fantastic career of instrumental guitar, including classical renditions, Valse In C-Sharp.

109K.K. Downing
110Kane Roberts
111Walter Giardino

He has an unique technique

112Morteza Pashaei
113Hubert Sumlin
114Bernie Torme

Diverse influences leading to an intense style all his own. Great showman too.

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116Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter is the white blues hero. No other white is even close about the blues music. He should be at least top 20.

117Mike Stern
118John McLaughlin
119Joe Bonamassa

Dude actually has to hold back, playing somewhat restrained and occasionally just letting it rip. Has the potential to leave a major legacy. Unbelievably prolific output.

Listen to his Royal Albert Hall live show, the most kickass live Bluesrock guitarist ever!

120Adrian VandenbergAdrian Vandenberg is a Dutch rock guitarist, best known for his tenure as one of the guitarists in Whitesnake during their successful late 1980s period and the band Vandenberg which he started in 1981. In 2013 Adrian formed a new band; Vandenberg's MoonKings and recorded a new album which was released ...read more.
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