Greatest Guitar Solos


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141 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Prince

Prince's guitar solo is one of the greatest things I have ever seen. Truly magnificent.

Everyone bow down. Greatest solo ever!

This is #1! Falling off the stage while worshiping Dhari Harrison - and never missed a beat - sorry Eric the world has never seen a great guitar solo and never will.

142 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

Best solo ever!


143 Let It Rock - Richie Sambora

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

144 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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145 Alive - Mike McCready

This might not be the fastest, flashiest solo out there, but damn McCready plays this solo like a true master. This guy can seriously shred a guitar, but he stays calm and collected to bring a high energy and just all round amazing solo that fits perfectly with the song.

2 minutes of some of the best guitar lines ever played

So epic!

This solo is f***ing amazing, why are Free Bird, Back in Black, and Smells like Teen Spirit above this? Angus, Kurt, and whoever those clowns from Skynerd are wake up and cry over the fact that they couldn't write or play a solo half this amazing. Except Kurt, cause he's dead.

146 Dani California - John Frusciante

Impossible to play solo.


147 Open Your Eyes - Mark Tremonti
148 Bad Medicine - Richie Sambora
149 Wet Sand - John Frusciante

There's no better solo that I've ever heard! He plays the guitar in this solo as though he's dying, and may never play again. John Frusciante=God

The emotions that Frusciante puts in that solo, it's just incredible. I wouldn't know why you shouldn't vote for a solo like this.

This is a really under rated song! I urge everyone to listen to it once!
You'll be stunned to see how someone can express so much emotions just through a guitar solo! I'm sure everyone will change their mind after listning to this song
Every time I listen this song it sends shivers down my spine!
Amazing solo

150 You Shook Me All Night Long - Angus Young

A fast, but with soul and style played, bluesy solo

Love this solo so much! Should be WAY higher!

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151 Keep The Faith - Richie Sambora

very underrated solo!
the whole song with the tremolo parts is really difficult - richie4life

152 Lay Your Hands On Me - Richie Sambora
153 Born to Lose - Michael Schenker

Slow beautiful Song, Schenker adds another perfect solo. -

154 Bat Country - Synyster Gates

I prefer many other solos but this is really underrated

This should not be as low as it is. Syn is awesome

Why so low? Just because they aren't old doesn't mean A7X can't compare or easily beat most old bands. come on, people! Grow some ears and listen to bat country! You won't regret it.

Amazing solo! - Jado1234

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155 Brothers In Arms - Mark Knopfler

I've listened to all sorts of guitar music, and this should be ranked number one in my opinion. There is just so much heart, soul, and feeling put into the composition of the guitar solo. It's just so tasteful. But perhaps as someone said of Knopfler's playing on this song, calling it a "solo" demeans the quality of the guitar writing and playing, and it blends so subtly into the song.

For me this is the best guitar song ever (above 'Sultans of Swing' and 'Hotel California' - though the live acoustic version on the 'Hell Feezes Over' disc is beautifully played by Felder and Walsh).

Brings tears to my eyes every time

Really really great should be in the top ten

Really really great, should be in the top ten

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156 Jerry Was a Race Car Driver - Larry Lalonde

Great solo-LaLonde plays the heck out of his guitar

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157 Killer Queen - Brian May
158 Raining Blood - Slayer V 1 Comment
159 Cult of Personality - Living Colour
160 Black Sabbath - Tony Iommi
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