Best Classic Rock Guitarists

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The Top TenXW

1Brian MayBrian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

Brian May was a genius on that guitar. Especially that solo during Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy. He can make it sound like most every instrument. Reasons why Queen is the best band of all time, in my humble opinion.

2Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
3Jimmy PageJames Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
4Eric ClaptonEric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
5David Gilmore
6Pete TownshendPeter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who.
7Joe PerryAnthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
8Kieth Richards
9Joe WalshJoseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
10Mark KnopflerMark Freuder Knopfler, OBE is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.

The Contenders

11Peter Frampton
12Angus YoungAngus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
13Eddie Van HalenEdward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

I think Eddie Van Halen deserves to be #2 on this list!

he completely changed the way guitarists play their guitars in rock N Roll -

14Alex LifesonAleksandar Živojinović, OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.
15Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

Todd Rundgren not only played the guitar, but piano flute drums and way more, and he plays each and every instument professionaly, he also happens to be very respected.

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