Greatest Guitar Solos


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321 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
322 Money - David Gilmour V 1 Comment
323 Angry Again - Marty Friedman
324 Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci

Greatest guitar solo ever

325 Hearts Burst Into Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
326 Welcome Home - Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever

Coheed and Cambria's greatest hit, and for a good reason.

327 Roy's Toy (Cars) - Jeff Beck
328 Darkness Within - Machine Head Darkness Within - Machine Head
329 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) - Jimi Hendrix
330 Play With Me - Nuno Bettencourt

How did this solo not make the list?

331 Pennyroyal Tea - Kurt Cobain
332 Basket Case - Billie Joe Armstrong
333 Tears Don't Fall - Michael Padge

One of the best and good solos..solo sounds too good and pretty difficult

334 Exuberant - Aekkus
335 Am I Evil - Brian Tatler

Awesome guitar solo by Diamond head. Got to be one of the best. Metallica did a decent version too!

336 The Prophet's Song - Brian May
337 Stockholm Syndrome - Matt Bellamy
338 Master Exploder - Jack Black
339 Save Me - Synyster Gates
340 My Back Pages - Roger McGuinn

Most of the rest listed here are hard and fast, which is great.
However, McGuinn's "ringing Rickenbacker" offered one of the most distinctive sounds in rock history.
His solo on this number is sweet, plaintive, and achingly beautiful.
Anybody from back then who hears it now is literally riveted in place while they listen, and the young lions need to understand it is not always about who plays the loudest.

A little too much emphasis here on speed and loudness; why not some beauty?
McGuinn's "Ringing Rickenbaker" is the sweetest and most distinctive guitar sound in rock history.
Plaintive and nostalgic, this solo brings forth the memory of summers long past.

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