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

1 For the Love of God - Steve Vai

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

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.

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

My favourites..

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4 Soothsayer - Buckethead

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

Far better than everything else on this list!

This is something that changes your life.

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

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

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

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9 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson UListen to Sample
10 Voice of the Soul - Death

This should be in the top 5 at least.

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The Contenders

11 Apache - The Shadows

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

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

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12 Technical Difficulties - Paul Gilbert

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

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

My favorite instrumental

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14 Classical Gas - Mason Williams

Acoustic guitar no less!

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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

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17 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures UListen to Sample
18 Ocean - John Butler UListen to Sample
19 The Voice of Soul - Death

How come this isn't in the top 10?

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20 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

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21 Forbidden City - Marty Friedman UListen to Sample
22 Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band UListen to Sample
23 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.

Greatest music ever created

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

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24 The Journey - Tommy Emmanuel

So glad to see this on the list. - truckturner

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

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25 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica

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

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26 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

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

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27 Pipeline - The Ventures

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

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28 Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan UListen to Sample
29 The Extremist - Joe Satriani

It is perfect

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30 Miles of Machines - Jeff Loomis UListen to Sample
31 Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
32 Black or White - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
33 Cry for You - Andy Timmons

Most passionate guitar instrumental song ever.

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34 The Loner - Gary Moore UListen to Sample
35 Leyenda - Andres Segovia

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

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36 Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck UListen to Sample
37 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

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38 Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

This isn't an instrumental. - truckturner

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39 The Fire and the Fury - Firewind
40 The Quest - Gus G UListen to Sample
41 Rumble - Link Wray UListen to Sample
42 Circles - Red
43 Horizons - Genesis

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

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44 The Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix

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

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45 The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan UListen to Sample
46 Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
47 Watermelon in Easter Hay - Frank Zappa UListen to Sample
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