Best Classic Rock/Hard Rock guitarists. NO metal guitarists allowed!
The Top Ten
1Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix ExperienceJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
2Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, RainbowRichard 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.
He played both hard rock and metal - Metal_Treasure
3Slash - Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver
4Jimmy Page - Led ZeppelinJames 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.
5Pete Townshend - The WhoPeter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .
Since this is TheTopTe ns.c om here are my Top 10 Pete Townshend guitar songs by The Who 1) Pinball Wizard �" The story goes that Pete Townshend wrote this song because he knew one of the main rock critics in England loved pinball. It turned out to be one of the most important hits The Who ever had which made the album “Tommy” a huge success and saved The Who from bankruptcy (you can only smash your instruments for so long before money becomes an issue). Pinball became a great symbol in the story of “Tommy” as well �" that we are more than just our earthly senses �" hence why the deaf, dumb and blind boy could become the pinball wizard. Pete Townshend gets the Who MVP for the song “Pinball Wizard” for his writing, guitar and vocal work and the definitive version is on the album “Tommy”.
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2) 5:15 �" As with a lot of the songs on “Quadrophenia”, this song vacillates ...more - Garjen
6Brian May - QueenBrian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
7Angus Young - AC/DCAngus 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 ...read more.
8Leslie West - Mountain
9Buck Dharma - Blue Oyster Cult
10Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds, Led ZeppelinJames 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.
He's is so legendary, he's on here twice.
11Mark Knopfler - Dire StraitsMark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He is best known for being the frontman of the British band Dire Straits.
12Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
Why is Eddie so low?
13Joe Perry - AerosmithAnthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
14Ace Frehley - KISSPaul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss.
Numero uno, melodic memorable solos
15Steve Lukather - Toto, studio
He can play whatever you want! The way he play it sounds like he has 3 hands as at the same time he sings like an angel!
16Ronnie Montrose - Montrose, Gamma
17Paul Stanley - KISSStanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
You're kidding right? Paul Stanley on a guitarist list? The guy is almost tone deaf,like the rest of Kiss. I saw them live a few times in the 70s-80s. Cause I was dumb enough to think they were cool. They played and sang so horribly out of tune it was painful to listen to. They aren't musicians and they never were.
18David Gilmour - Pink FloydDavid 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.
19Stevie Ray VaughanStephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and ...read more.
20Joe Walsh - The EaglesJoseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.