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

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.

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

My favourites..

4 Soothsayer - Buckethead

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

This is something that changes your life.

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

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

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

This should be in the top 5 at least.

The Contenders

11 Technical Difficulties - Paul Gilbert

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

12 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...

13 Classical Gas - Mason Williams

Acoustic guitar no less!

14 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) - Santana
15 The Godfather Theme - Slash
16 Ocean - John Butler
17 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
18 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

19 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

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

20 The Voice of Soul - Death

How come this isn't in the top 10?

21 Forbidden City - Marty Friedman
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 Pipeline - The Ventures

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

24 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

25 Miles of Machines - Jeff Loomis
26 Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
27 Cry for You - Andy Timmons

Most passionate guitar instrumental song ever.

28 The Extremist - Joe Satriani
29 Leyenda - Andres Segovia

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

30 Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
31 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

32 Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd
33 Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

This isn't an instrumental. - truckturner

34 Altitudes - Jason Becker

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

35 The Fire and the Fury - Firewind
36 The Quest - Gus G
37 Rumble - Link Wray
38 Black or White - Michael Jackson
39 Circles - Red
40 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica
41 Horizons - Genesis

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

42 The Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix

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

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