Greatest Guitar Solos


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361 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
362 Money - David Gilmour V 1 Comment
363 Angry Again - Marty Friedman
364 Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci

Greatest guitar solo ever

365 Hearts Burst Into Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
366 Welcome Home - Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever

Coheed and Cambria's greatest hit, and for a good reason.

367 Roy's Toy (Cars) - Jeff Beck
368 Darkness Within - Machine Head
369 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) - Jimi Hendrix
370 Play With Me - Nuno Bettencourt

How did this solo not make the list?

371 Basket Case - Billie Joe Armstrong
372 Tears Don't Fall - Michael Padge

One of the best and good solos..solo sounds too good and pretty difficult

373 Exuberant - Aekkus
374 Am I Evil - Brian Tatler

Awesome guitar solo by Diamond head. Got to be one of the best. Metallica did a decent version too!

375 The Prophet's Song - Brian May
376 Stockholm Syndrome - Matt Bellamy
377 Master Exploder - Jack Black
378 Save Me - Synyster Gates
379 My Back Pages - Roger McGuinn

Most of the rest listed here are hard and fast, which is great.
However, McGuinn's "ringing Rickenbacker" offered one of the most distinctive sounds in rock history.
His solo on this number is sweet, plaintive, and achingly beautiful.
Anybody from back then who hears it now is literally riveted in place while they listen, and the young lions need to understand it is not always about who plays the loudest.

A little too much emphasis here on speed and loudness; why not some beauty?
McGuinn's "Ringing Rickenbaker" is the sweetest and most distinctive guitar sound in rock history.
Plaintive and nostalgic, this solo brings forth the memory of summers long past.

380 The Analog Kid - Alex Lifeson

The way this solo is executed��" especially on the band's 2012 Clockwork Angels Tour��" is unmistakably brilliant. It's fast-paced, psychedelic, incorporates a variety of note progressions and tones, and is simply gut-wrenchingly otherworldly.

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