Top Ten Best Female Guitarists

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1Orianthi

She is my most favourite Queen of Guitarist. Hope I can bring her to KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia... For a concert... To honour her amazing skills... She is awesome with lots of experience and confidence when on stage. She really rocks...

Only 4% votes? She's literally the only singer on this list that plays her guitar in every one of her songs and videos. Plus, she was actually going to be Michael Jackson's guitarist for his This Is It tour and she's currently Alice Cooper's guitarist! - LivLoveLaugh

Orianthi BLOWS she played beat it live with Michael Jackson and messed up all of the notes while Eddie Van Halen plays it like a pro. Also her guitar solos are just random mashes of notes. If you want to listen to some good music, Check out Van Halen. But if you want to listen to some garbage from the toilet that will make your ears bleed check out Orianthi - Gh_player

If you listen just once you have to put up at the top or close to it! I don't know how she is left off any top 10 list?

She's the real deal!

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2Nancy Wilson

When Nanacy Wilson picks up her guitar... You know you're going to be blown away by her dynamic aggressive acoustic playing or her raunchy rock rhythms on the electric or her amazing picking styles. She's a dynamic persona on stage the ultimate guitar queen. Her song writing and magical voice make her a complete artist. She's been rocking and creating music for a good 40 years. If Nancy Wilson had been male she would have made "God" staus by now. Respect to guitar godess Nancy Wilson

Nancy wilson should have been 1 avril lavigne should not be on here

The String Queen leading the axe slingers far and wide. Her amazing skills, riffs, clean picking, fast agressive attacks and progressions lock her in@ #1. She is a multi talented musician on many instruments some include mandolin, autoharp, blues harp, 12 string, blazing electric and acoustic guitar. She's a wild high kickin axe slinger on stage and sings beautifully. Maintaining top slot - Ms. Nancy Wislon - Heart

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3Joan JettJoan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".

The rowdiest, raunchiest (in a good way) rawest rock guitar player in the studio and on stage. Her chops and chord approach were probably what helped the big boys in thrash metal gain some confidence in their early playing. All attitude and loud guitar - that's Joan Jett!

She's also one of the top punk guitarists.

Two words... Pure EPICNESS
Joan jett is a major influence on young woman in the music business

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5Lita FordLita Rossana Ford is an English-born American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s, an all-female rock band formed by Joan Jett and Sandy West. In the 1980s Lita Ford embarked on a solo career.

Listen to "Close My Eyes Forever" and get back to me. P.S. I don't think Swift qualifies. - benhos

6Bonnie Raitt

The one and only woman on slide blues guitar is Bonnie Raitt. She's got the sound that many women try to capture and emulate. Many of blues men have hailed her as one of the finest voices and guitar players out there. She always gives us something to talk about.

7Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

AVRIL LAVIGNE PLAY THE GUITAR! I HAD NO IDEA! WEIRD. BUT IT IS TAYLOR ALL THE WAY!

8Chrissie Hynde

Probably one of the biggest influences for any female guitarist starting out in the 80's- 90's. She is raw, real and what you see is what you get. On stage her guitar is as much a part of her as is the lyrics she sings. The Pretenders paved a wider freeway for women to travel.

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9Joni Mitchell

Joni's tuning and technique of playing was ground breaking.

Something is really wrong with y'all if you let Joni Mitchell lose against Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift.

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10Jennifer Batten

Astonishing technique! See "Flight of the bumble bee".

The angel and the legend of all time on earth she should b number one she is the creator of bumble bee... Godess of rock of all time queen of rock vote for Jennifer...

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The Contenders

11Shania Twain
12Melissa Etheridge

She came onto the scene and quickly was heard all over the radio. Another woman who can take the guitar to another level. Who else have you heard or seen make the guitar practically scream aggression. Then Melissa can take you to a slow 2 miles per hour when she picks her strings from her heart.
Sometimes I think she is the equivalent to the 12 string as Charlie Daniels is to the fiddle. Yet another woman on the list who not only plays guitar- she sings as well.

13Colbie Caillat
14Nita Strauss

This girl can really shred! Should be in the top ten.

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15Jan Kuehnemund
16Demi Lovato
17Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)V1 Comment
18Aiza Seguerra
19Lzzy HaleElizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.
20Shekaina Valdehueza
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