Best Australian Guitarists


The Top Ten

1 Angus Young Angus Young Angus 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.

this guy is the only aussie guitarist I really know lol - rockisgood132

The Scotisch-Australian guitar legend. He should be and stay the number one.

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2 Tommy Emmanuel Tommy Emmanuel

This is not a matter of opinion. For skill and guitar mastery, composition and technique, not to mention just serious ability, Tommy Emmanuel is chosen as the very best in the world every time.

Of course, if one loves to see someone sweat and play music more with his hair than his hands, then Young is your guy.

As a technician and all round skill to play all genres of music, he rates as one of the best if not the best. Constantly overlooked on Guitarists Lists due to his lack of exposure (not being in a Band or a Singer/Guitarist), not because of his ability and talent.

A conduit through which genius and technique meet. He plays as if he's a participant in something forming in front of himself and not the sole provider that we know he is. Is genuinely joyous in what his ears purvey to him and so too are the rest of us. Cher.

I have had the opportunity to see and hear Tommy Emmanuel play solo and with orchestral backup on several different occasions and I thoroughly enjoyed it each and every time. If he was in the area today I would drop everything and go see him. Truely a wonderful musician and guitarist.

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3 Chris Cheney

I'm good mates with chris I would go around his house and have a jam with him what you guys have seen is nothing yet he has shown me some licks to play and they are too hard for me to play laugh out loud
I wish chris and emma didn't move to LA I miss them
Rock on chris you are the best

Chris Cheney us the master of all styles in my opinion. He can play every thing from heavy fat rock riffs to country twang And every thing in-between

His song closing in is one of the most advanced aussie guitar masterpieces I have ever heard.

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4 Ian Moss

Moss's guitar work, electric, and acoustic (his Six Strings CD is quite breathtaking) is second to none in terms of Aussie guitarists, in my view. The fact that his musical talent is not so well known outside of Australia is the rest of the rock music world's loss.

Ian Moss is talented to a crazy level, he was perfect as a musician. The sound he achieved was always fantastic and his stage presence was just amazing. The way he moved and the amount of passion he showed while playing is so intense.

There's no question in my mind that Mossy is up there with the better-known guitar greats. Distinctive style, whether on electric or acoustic, alone/with Chisel, lead breaks/solo or rhythm playing. A rare gem.

He can rock it with the best of them and then captivate you with his soulful sound. Mossy is a true entertainer that should have been an international superstar.

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5 Jim Moginie

So complex in his writing it takes someone of equal brilliance to play. Jim and martin rotsey an amazing combination

6 John Butler John Butler
7 Andrew Stockdale Andrew Stockdale Andrew James Stockdale is an Australian rock musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother, which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside his Wolfmother bandmates, he won 'Songwriter of the Year' at the APRA Awards.

Where Eagles Have Been solo is one of the best I've heard. And don't get me started on Back Round. - lilbullet111

8 Tim Rogers
9 Cameron Muncey
10 Mark Seymour

The Newcomers

? Michael Dolce
? Stuart Fraser

The Contenders

11 Malcolm Young

the driving force behind AC/DC - Dickey96

12 Orianthi
13 Smokin' Joe Robinson

A great Tommy Emmanuel inspired fingerpicker who has the whole world in his hands

14 Tim Farriss
15 Murray Cook

Great guitarist who as inspired children from a young age to play guitar. The Wiggles show is the first exposure that many children have to music and instruments,

16 Jeff Lang

Its spelt ling but regardless, he's still a fantastic guitarist

17 Frank Gambale
18 Keith Urban
19 Paul Kelly
20 Daniel Johns

Silverchair's Lead singer and guitarist is amazing

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