10 Most Influential Guitaristsphunkjunkie Please note that these are the guitarists that had the most influence on music and not just the best guitarists. Comments that do not reference a particular guitarist's influence will not be approved.
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Has taken style and technique to a new level.V 1 Comment
Steve Lukather should count as 10 of your favorite guitar players, given the number of artists and bands he has backed with his instant-classic solos and stand-out licks. One of those darn guys of guitar we all want to play like.
He is so prolific can play whatever you want. Used to play on so many record as a session musician and also as a lead guitarist of the great TOTO band. Has many solo albums! - zee_ma
Definitely one of the best!
How could such a list not include Luke? From the session player to te Toto soloist, he's simply one of the most sought-after guitarist...
Blue Oyster Cult
By far the best..the cretor of Memphis soul..ooke T and the MG's..Otis..Sam and Dave..Wilson Pickett..Eddie Floyd and on th the Blues Brothers..no one like him
Really? # 98 and 1 comment? Holdsworth is the greatest guitarist who has ever lived and has influenced countless inferior imitators. Not a rock star but a towering giant on the same exalted level as Coltrane. Nobody touches Allan Holdsworth.
Prooves that you can play any note and make it sound good
Absolute unique sound he created and he made The Police happen with his guitar playing.
He's written some of the best riffs ever written. He has an unique sound!
From the late 50's on The Shadows and Hank Marvin inspired thousands of kids to play guitar and buy a red Stratocaster. That is influential. Ask Mark Knopfler, The Beatles, whoever, why they play guitar.
Influenced the Beatles, Clapton, Neil Young, Pete Townsend, Brian May and Mark Knopfler to name but a few. So in the top five as far as most influential
The first British guitar hero and still going, based in Perth Australia.
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!
Inventive licks, unique sound, deep groove, iconic writer. Musical voice of one of the great rock bands with a little bit of an R&B pocket.
He's not a bad singer either. And I love Aerosmith. I don't see Aerosmith without Joe Perry and Steven Tyler.
The best guitarist underrated
The epicenter of Motley Crue, licks to kill
Underrated! He has it all: technique, sound, melody, solos and songwriting skills.
This guy is just awesome...easy top 10V 1 Comment
Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Need I say more. Double Dose!
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