1 Johnny Ramone
John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
Another guitarist I tend to look up to. - BeatlesFan1964
Well he is mainly a rhythm guitarist, and playing rhythm guitar is easier than lead guitar. so it would be a great practice of rhythm guitar before moving into lead guitar for a guitar player. - zxm
2 John Vesely
Almost same as Bob Dylan, good choice for acoustic guitar. - zxm
3 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
Will be a great choice if you are trying to play acoustic guitar. especially for the beginners - zxm
4 Jimmy Page
James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
5 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
Real idol, one of mine - waldo
6 David Gilmour
David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
Well good if you are interested in lead guitar, cause he is a good lead guitarist, and his solos sound very good - zxm
7 Dave Mustaine
David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
He is nowhere near the best metal guitarist. If anything, people should look up to Jimi Hendrix or Ritchie Blackmore.
8 Jeff Waters
Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator . He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos . Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band . Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, ...read more.
9 Noel Gallagher
Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.
One of the reason that many people started to play guitar. for his riff of "Wonderwalls" - zxm
10 Neil Young
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Greatest of all time
12 Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
As a guitar player myself, I tend to look up to Hendrix, Clapton, and Chuck Berry. - BeatlesFan1964
Jimi Hendrix was that guitarist whose guitar solos changed rock forever. A must-listen to for guitar players.
13 Izzy Stradlin
Jeffrey Dean Isbell, better known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.
14 Eddie Van Halen
Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
15 Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
I look forward destroying my very first guitar! - waldo
16 D.J. Ashba
Dj Ashba is super talented and amazing guitarist! I love his work in Sixx:A.M.! He is incredible on stage, always full of energy and brights the stage! He is an inspiration for many! Not only as a guitarist but as the man full of positive energy! He deserves more attention and to be on the top of this list!
His music touches my soul, his energie on the stage is inpiring and above that he always pays attention to his fans and seems grateful and sincere.
17 Brian May
Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
18 Jeff Loomis
Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.
Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.
20 Kirk Hammett
Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.