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.

cool song

2 Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani

My favourites..

3 Eruption - Van Halen
4 Soothsayer - Buckethead

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

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

13 Classical Gas - Mason Williams

Acoustic guitar no less!

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

18 Ocean - John Butler
19 The Voice of Soul - Death

How come this isn't in the top 10?

20 Forbidden City - Marty Friedman
21 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

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

22 Pipeline - The Ventures

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

23 Miles of Machines - Jeff Loomis
24 Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
25 The Journey - Tommy Emmanuel

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

26 The Extremist - Joe Satriani
27 Leyenda - Andres Segovia

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

28 Always With Me, Always With You - Joe Satriani
29 Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
30 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

31 Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd
32 Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
33 Altitudes - Jason Becker

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

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