Best Guitar Instrumental Songs

All the awesome guitar heroes' solo instrumentals are right here, because music does not need words! Your favorite's not there? Then add what is missing!

The Top Ten Best Guitar Instrumental Songs

1 For the Love of God - Steve Vai

This song is so many emotions at the same time. So powerful, so enlightening. I never get tired of hearing it. - LizardKing99

Not only the best guitar instrumental, this has to be one of the best songs of all time

So much emotion and technical difficulty at the same time. Only steve can do that.

My my my it deserves the number one spot...even my fingers are type less...ha.

2 Eruption - Van Halen
3 Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani

My favourites..

4 Soothsayer - Buckethead

Its buckethead, listen to pike 65 if you have not as well, mind blown

No Song gives you the same vibes as Soothsayer does - Giiggle

This is something that changes your life.

Far better than everything else on this list!

5 Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci
6 Tender Surrender - Steve Vai
7 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen
8 Guitars Suck - Bumblefoot

People who can play this song, do let me know... Waiting! - ameentheguitarist23

9 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

I like melodic solos and this happens to be of of them... Better than most.


10 Voice of the Soul - Death

This should be in the top 5 at least.

The Contenders

11 Apache - The Shadows

Not quite the original version of the tune but the coolest. And the one that sold more Fenders in the UK than anything before or since

Like the best tunes...clean and simple...

12 Technical Difficulties - Paul Gilbert

The best Paul gilbert instrumental song with scarified... - BenTouthang

13 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) - Santana

My favorite instrumental

14 Classical Gas - Mason Williams

Acoustic guitar no less!

15 The Godfather Theme - Slash
16 Always With Me, Always With You - Joe Satriani

This track should be higher than where it is now... This track simply floats you away to a peaceful Bliss

17 The Voice of Soul - Death

How come this isn't in the top 10?

18 Altitudes - Jason Becker

This should already be number one. But he'd definitely be at the number one spot with an even stronger master piece if it weren't for ALS.

Listen to it if u haven't its one of best song with emotion that has no vocals!

Greatest music ever created

19 Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
20 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
21 Ocean - John Butler
22 The Journey - Tommy Emmanuel

Sheer awesomeness by the one and only Tommy Emmanuel. So melodic but it rocks!

So glad to see this on the list. - truckturner

23 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica

Such a great Metallica song, one of my favorites - Cornnipples

24 Misirlou - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones

It is the best of its kind... There is a voice of yelling... Other than that, it is fully instrumental and it should be at least in top 5 instead of 12...

Better known as the theme from Pulp Fiction

25 Forbidden City - Marty Friedman
26 Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
27 Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Just as good if not better than Hendrix in my humble opinion.

28 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

This song does have vocals, therefore, it is not an instrumental song. - ameentheguitarist23

29 Pipeline - The Ventures

So expressive, you can almost feel the ocean waves breaking over your head.

30 Black or White - Michael Jackson
31 The Extremist - Joe Satriani

It is perfect

32 Miles of Machines - Jeff Loomis
33 Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd
34 Rumble - Link Wray
35 Cry for You - Andy Timmons

Most passionate guitar instrumental song ever.

36 Watermelon in Easter Hay - Frank Zappa
37 The Loner - Gary Moore
38 Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
39 Leyenda - Andres Segovia

Better than Hendrix, better than Clapton, and both of them would quickly agree; this guy essentially invented guitar virtuosity.

40 Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
41 Misirlou - Dick Dale

It is the best of its kind... There is a voice of yelling... Other than that, it is fully instrumental and it should be at least in top 5

42 Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

This isn't an instrumental. - truckturner

43 The Fire and the Fury - Firewind
44 The Quest - Gus G
45 Circles - Red
46 Horizons - Genesis

It's a solo acoustic piece by Steve Hackett. It's beautiful. - Gg2000

47 The Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi's unique and incendiary take on the American National Anthem. - truckturner

48 The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan
49 Morning Star - Vinnie Moore
50 SRV - Eric Johnson
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