Greatest Guitar Solos


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381 Stockholm Syndrome - Matt Bellamy
382 Master Exploder - Jack Black
383 Save Me - Synyster Gates
384 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.

385 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.

386 Double Talkin' Jive - Slash
387 Undone (The Sweater Song) - Rivers Cuomo
388 Every Rose Has Its Thorn - C.C. DeVille

Such a beautiful solo. The highlight of a great song. Both solos are good, but it's the second one that's just pure awesomeness - Shake_n_Bake13

389 Ancestral - Guthrie Govan

Should be in top 10 at least

390 Who's Crying Now - Neal Schon
391 Stream of Consciousness - John Petrucci
392 A Fine Day to Die - Quorthon
393 Wrapped Around Your Finger - Michael Gordon Clifford
394 Kiss Me Kiss Me - Michael Gordon Clifford
395 Killing in the Name - Tom Morello
396 Bad Boy Boogie - Angus Young V 1 Comment
397 Riff Raff - Angus Young V 1 Comment
398 Ride On - Angus Young

Most soulful solo ever, should be higher - ACDC-

399 Show Business - Angus and Malcolm Young V 1 Comment
400 Soul Stripper - Angus and Malcolm Young V 2 Comments
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