Greatest Guitar Solos


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301 Hail to the King - Synyster Gates

For a great song, it seems pretty low on the list

302 Fat Old Sun - David Gilmour Fat Old Sun - David Gilmour

I think this is Gilmour's second Magnum Opus after, or maybe along with, Comfortably Numb, and for that matter, Sheep. Fat Old Sun soars and this solo is as intricate, emotive, and crisp as any Commander Gilmour ever did after 1970, the year Atom Heart Mother came out.

303 My Sharona - The Knack My Sharona - The Knack

Did everyone just forget them or something?

I didn't know this son even had a solo

304 Respect the Wind - Eddie Van Halen Respect the Wind - Eddie Van Halen

Just cause it was made for a movie doesn't mean ITS not great!

305 Asturias (Leyenda) - Isaac Albeniz

It's sad that no one here appreciates the skill required for classical guitar.

306 Scar Tissue - John Frusciante
307 Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys

Awesome song, 1 of my faves

308 Rock You Like a Hurricane - Michael Schenker Rock You Like a Hurricane - Michael Schenker
309 Come On Feel the Noise - Randy Rhoads
310 Hound Dog - Scotty Moore

Just rocking. In the most classic way possible. - higgsboson2142

311 Return to Serenity - Testament Return to Serenity - Testament
312 Fury of the Storm - Herman Li
313 Heroes of Our Time - Herman Li
314 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Dave Mustaine

I know a lot of this solo is pentatonics played really fast, but hell, isn't that what most of metal soloing is? Dave's final solo is the best pentatonic wanking I've heard and the speed is absolutely mind-blowing.

315 Alive - Pearl Jam Alive - Pearl Jam

Alive is a great solo but Wishlist is one of the best of all times!

316 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
317 Buried alive - Avenged Sevenfold Buried alive - Avenged Sevenfold

I love this guitar solo, I wish it were higher

Most complete guitar song ever!

318 Far Beyond the Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen Far Beyond the Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen
319 Firth Of Fifth - Genesis Firth Of Fifth - Genesis

I am surprised that this piece of guitar art was not on the list until now. The solo was co-written by Gabriel, Banks and master guitarist Steve Hackett and is played at various points througout the song but the best moment by far is when Steve Hackett starts building the solo.

Perhaps Progressive Rock has no place in this list? I tend to disagree. Feel free to YouTube for this song, it is magnificent. Just play it very very loud...

320 Walk Away - Jake Pitts
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