Top Ten Best Female Guitarists

The Top Ten

1 Orianthi

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?

I agree there are about 3 real guitar players on the list

2 Nancy Wilson Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.

Crazy on you is crazy is you

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 should be number one (tied with Bonnie Raitt. )

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

3 Lita Ford Lita 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

4 Joan Jett Joan 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".

I love rock n roll. Keep on rocking.

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!

Its Joan Jett people what doesn't scream BAD REPUTATION down the road

She's also one of the top punk guitarists.

5 Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country.

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.

One of the best guitarists, period.

6 Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

She does it good.

7 Chrissie 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.

And an excellent, engaging vocalist and performer. - Billyv

8 Joni Mitchell Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy.


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.

Should be Top 5

9 Nita Strauss

She really rocks. Control chaos look forward to new stuff. Hope to see her again soon solo uk tour or with Alice Cooper

Number 1


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

10 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. more.


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The Contenders

11 Melissa Etheridge Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success.

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.

12 Jennifer Batten

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

Flight of the bumblebee is impossibly hard - GtrShredder

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...

13 Shania Twain Shania Twain is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.
14 Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)

OHMYGOD She's the queen of everything

15 Colbie Caillat Colbie Marie Caillat is an American singer-songwriter. Caillat rose to fame through social networking website Myspace.
16 Jan Kuehnemund
17 Tina S.

Breath taking!

18 Aiza Seguerra
19 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.
20 Lzzy Hale Elizabeth 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.
21 Shekaina Valdehueza
22 Kelly Johnson

She was as Good if not better then tom petty one of the greatest he even Said she was amazing and lemmy once Said that the nights when she was in the zone then she was one of the greatest guitarists Ever I mean I can understand how Joan jett or lita ford could get more votes but the rest of the list is a joke then again Most of the lists here are inaccurate

People forgot to put kelley johnson from girlschool what a shame

23 Mami Sasazaki
24 Ayla Tesler-Mabe

The best!

Anyone who thinks Ayla is anything less than #1 just hasn't experienced her yet. This girl masters the masters in hours what had taken those master guitarists years. Ayla is destined for greatness. - Buggy01

25 Poison Ivy - The Cramps

Should be top ten. Also the sexiest guitarist ever.

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