Greatest Guitar Solos


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121 Seasons in the Abyss - King/Hanneman
122 Let It Be - Beatles Let It Be - Beatles
123 To Live is to Die - Kirk Hammet

Melodically locked in, the dual guitar combo between James and Kirk is an instant classic

124 Symphony of Destruction - Dave Mustaine
125 Down by the River - Neil Young Down by the River - Neil Young
126 Burn - Ritchie Blackmore Burn - Ritchie Blackmore

This solo just gets better and better as it progresses and the climax is unbelievable.

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127 Don't Stop Me Now - Brian May
128 A Kind Of Magic - Brian May
129 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
130 Xanadu - Rush Xanadu - Rush
131 Mr Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Mr Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

This song is already on the list - ACDC-

132 Working Man - Alex Lifeson

Amazing song with an amazing solo

Yes la villa strangiato should be in this list alex lifeson is an amazing underrated guitar player

La villa should be on here, and probably at least top 20

Alex... WAAAY underrated. Working Man is an early one for him... there are so many more just as good in the Rush epic universe.

133 Paradise City - Slash

The solo just blows me away every time, just watch him play it live and its insane. its sounds like a mess and it is but its amazing

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134 Pieces - Ken Kitamura
135 Crossroads - Eric Clapton

The mighty Eric Clapton never ceases to amaze with his sheer power and precision, but a formidable contender for his absolute best guitar work, especially his best solo, is the semi-cover of a Robert Johnson song that he did with Cream, Crossroads. The solo is great technically, but the best part is definitely how it feels like a direct extrension of the natural rhythm of the song as well as the devil myths described by the song's lyrics.

136 Stay Away - Ken Kitamura
137 Tunnel of Love - Mark Knoplfer

Subtle and emocional, one of the most beautiful solo I've ever heard.

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138 Let It Rock - Richie Sambora

from the best bon jovi album slippery when wet that has really rocked - richie4life

139 25 or 6 to 4 - Terry Kath

97 no no no no! Please listen if you are a REAL guitar fan! If you are you know that TERRY KATH belongs in the top ten. For example free from guitar. And Jimmy Hendrix is a fan!

The best guitar solo, no exercises induced licks, just plain expression and virtuoso playing, cannot read notes guitar player, My hero

Best guitar solo of all time - because it is technically amazing but also integrates with the piece perfectly

This is like one of the top 7 guitar solos ever there is no way it should be at 122

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140 Achilles Last Stand - Jimmy Page Achilles Last Stand - Jimmy Page

Strange one, but geat. Is an epic style solo, wich normally are really boring or repetitive, but in this case is really fresh. I think this started a new type of solo. He normally doesn't do this type of solos

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