Best Instrumental Guitarists


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt V 1 Comment
22 Dick Dale
23 Marty Friedman Marty Friedman Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted more. V 1 Comment
24 Gary Hoey

Gary Hoey is a guitar god. He can play any tune and rock it!

25 Andres Segovia Andres Segovia
26 Shawn Lane

Just listen to 'Get You Back' or 'The Way it Has to Be' and you'll understand why he is the best. The amount of emotion the man put in his work was unreal. You'll be missed.R.I.P.

The best guitarist who has ever lived! Buckethead's hero. Seriously, listen to Get You Back or Gray Pianos Flying.

27 Nokie Edwards
28 Ewan Dobson

Ewan are one of the best contemporánean guitar player. Are far of the commercial traders, tends to independence and have one of the best in YouTube whit millions plays. The albums are a evolution and different styles, from pure fingerstyle to dark metal, also 12 strings guitar and classical... by EA1EF

29 Gary Moore Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

The best instrumental guitarist ever, listen to The Loner, the emotion that he portrays with his guitar is surreal, incredible guitarist

30 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.

Surprised that he is so down below. He has more instrumental pieces that I can count. Angus Young is anything but instrumental what is he doing ahead of David Gilmour? - RalphSaad

31 Al Di Meola Al Di Meola

There have probably not been 5 guitar players ever with more talent

32 Greg Howe
33 Jack Thammarat

This guy ROCKS. Really FANTASTIC; check him out, for sure! He'll make his way to the States for sure.

34 Steve Morse Steve Morse Steven J. "Steve" Morse is an American guitarist and composer, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs; and since 1994, the guitar player of Deep Purple.

How can Steve Morse not be high on this list? The Dregs, SMB, Deep Purple...incredible writer and player!

35 Jeff Loomis Jeff Loomis Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.
36 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. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.
37 Tosin Abasi Tosin Abasi
38 Sergei Tabachnikov

A really amazing guitarist from Russia. His instrumental project called "nobody. One" shows you an awesome technics, great sound quality and interesting unusual arrangements. He deserves place in this list.

39 Jerry Donahue

A great guitarist with a very indvidual style and sound especially, when is comes down to the sting bending! Check him out when you get a chance.

40 Galen Weston
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