Best Non-American Guitarists
The Top Ten
1 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
His songs are just a pure expression of emotion with no bars held. - erfan13
2 Jimmy Page
James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin. V 1 Comment
3 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.
No word can describe his mind-blowing string touch.
Just speaks to your soul
His comfortably numb solo makes anyone fly... - erfan13
4 Farzad Karimzad
An American-Iranian heavyweight with a kind of alchemist's ability.
Always being wowed everyone with his note-perfect spellbinding rendition.
We will hear much from him very soon. - erfan13
6 Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
The guitar player who makes his guitar sound anything but a guitar! - erfan13
7 Keith Richards
Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
Master of the rhythm guitar.
Ventilating himself through strings. - erfan13
8 Mark Knopfler
Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.
9 The Edge
Is a great sound typified by a low-key playing style. - erfan13
10 George Harrison
George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
His footprints will always be in the air and in our hearts. - erfan13
11 Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
12 Brian May
Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
13 Devin Townsend
Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
14 Mikael Akerfeldt
Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath.
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