Greatest Guitar Solos


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41 Hot for Teacher - Eddie Van Halen V 1 Comment
42 La Grange - Billy Gibbons

Best Texas blues boogie song and guitar solo ever!

43 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

This is the live version from their show at the Earls Court on 25 May 1975. It isn't that great because Jimmy Page was totally wasted.

The Dual-neck red gibson is my dream guitar.

Jimmy Page as always, the best

This is already at number 1,

44 Goodbye to Romance - Randy Rhoads
45 Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads

Agree mr crowley is weak compared to this

The best randy Rhoads Solo hands down

48? Are you phucking kidding me

Should be switched with mr crowley

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46 Reelin' in the Years - Elliott Randall

Played lying down on a couch with every know on the Fender Twin at 10. A miracle of talent that will never be repeated by him or anyone.

Just glad he's on the list!

This deserves to be higher!

This is in my top 3 and l have been around for awhile!

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47 Muffin Man - Frank Zappa

A true master, conductor, and exceptional person. We will all, and have missed him. I saw Frank, only once, At the Palladium in NYC, on a Halloween night in the 80's, when I was in college. Before that, I bought everything he ever put out. Pure genius, he was. Rest in Peace, Frank. Your music influenced my life, and now I'm playing it for my 18 year old son. He, too, is amazed. Rest in Peace.

Frank was a genius! Better than any solo on this list.

Smooth and ragged at the same time

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48 Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen

A masterpiece - speed, accuracy, melody! One of the best ever. Deserves to be way higher - this solo is mindblowing! - Metal_Treasure

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49 Freeway Jam - Jeff Beck

Beck the most under appreciated guitarist out of the Yardbirds, hands down better than Page or Clapton

50 Dazed and Confused - Jimmy Page

I think this solo lives in the shadow of Stairway to Heaven. Stairway is an all around better song than Dazed, but the solo in Dazed is just so extraordinary, as it keeps on building up until the climax immediately after the solo. Then it connects back into the theme and begins to wind down. Amazing.

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51 Blind Leader - Antti Kokko

For a guitarist not popular enough to be on the 20th spot this solo shows how EPIC the solo is and how skilled the guitarist must be.

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52 Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck

For true lovers of guitar music, any ranking is simply a fool's errand. The guitarists weighing in here will attest to the absurdity of comparing the tears brought from Jeff Beck's "Cause We've Ended as Lovers" to those brought by so many artistic masters - including the most simple one note solo by Neil Young in "Cinnamon Girl." All the tears brought by music are wet, salty and deeply personal and life affirming. I love so, so, many.

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53 Blue Sky - Duane Allman V 1 Comment
54 The Sails of Charon - Uli Jon Roth

Definitely one of the best solos I've heard in my whole life. Sadly very few people know about this song. And Kirk Hammett said that this was one of his favorite solos of all time and that it changed his life.

55 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
56 Child In Time - Ritchie Blackmore

118 seriously what this solo I's about 3 min. Or close to it anyways

People just don't want to know this incredible song and solo it seems

Light years ahead of his time amazing guitar runs

One of the most epic and emotional solos in music. - Metal_Treasure

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57 Estranged - Slash

One of the most underrated solos of all time, the intro the first solo and the second are amazing solos

Maybe not the best solo ever but it's definitely top 20 material at least!
This song has 4 amazing solos and if you put them together it's for sure top ten material!
I think that Slash is for sure the best guitarist ever! - dovjacobs

This song should be number 1


58 Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

Likely the slowest-burning solo on this list, lord of the electric guitar Jimi Hendrix's solo on Little Wing is also consequentially one of the most passionate. The solo really helps you to visualize the imagery of walking in the clouds and other such things the lyrics describe, even if drugs are probably going to be necessary to take (and should not be taken for health reasons, kiddies) if those images are to be fully visualized.

Stevie Ray's version is the best studio recorded guitar song these ears have ever heard. It's literally one big solo played by one of the masters. If you don't own it, go buy it. It's worth the fifteen dollars you'll have to pay for the disc. Hell, I'd pay a lot more than that.

Poetic. And it also spawned Stevie Ray Vaughn's magnificent rendition. Both are truly GREAT.

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59 Child In Time - Deep Purple

It should've been in the first place

60 Stranger In This Town - Richie Sambora
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1. Highway Star - Deep Purple
2. Mr Crowley - Randy Rhoads
3. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour
1. Something - George Harrison
2. Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix
3. White Room - Eric Clapton
1. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Dogs - Pink Floyd
3. Sultans of Swing - Mark Knopfler

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