Top 10 Best Australian GuitaristsFrom AC/DC's iconic riffs to the intricate fingerpicking of Tommy Emmanuel, Australia has produced some of the greatest guitarists in music history. These virtuosos have not only conquered stages across the globe but also inspired generations of guitar players to follow in their footsteps. But who are the best of the best?
From the pioneers of rock 'n' roll to the modern shredders, these guitarists have left their mark on music and continue to influence and inspire guitar players of all levels. So, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting to strum, come join us as we celebrate the best of Australia's guitar heroes.
The Scotisch-Australian guitar legend. He should be and stay the number one.
Everybody else sucks, compared to Angus...
Angus is the best
Angus Young is probably the most famous guitarist on this list
I listen to all kinds of guitar from classical through to screaming, raging metal guitar & also violin... and dobro. One guitarist constantly leaves me gob-smacked. Emmanuel. Such extraordinary skills! ! The comment is correct. It's not a matter of opinion. Emmanuel is a national treasure who continues to display skills well past the peak performing ages of other guitarists. I have been privileged to live in his lifetime. He is a reason for being alive. Thank you, Tommy.
If Tommy isn't the one and only... He loves all styles of music, humble and modest person. He would be embarrassed that people even hold him in such high regard. Aside from that watch him on you tube especially the interview with Rick Beato. Molten Lava playin!
This is not a matter of opinion. For skill and guitar mastery, composition and technique, not to mention just serious ability, Tommy Emmanuel is chosen as the very best in the world every time.
Of course, if one loves to see someone sweat and play music more with his hair than his hands, then Young is your guy.
I have had the opportunity to see and hear Tommy Emmanuel play solo and with orchestral backup on several different occasions and I thoroughly enjoyed it each and every time. If he was in the area today I would drop everything and go see him. Truely a wonderful musician and guitarist.
His song closing in is one of the most advanced aussie guitar masterpieces I have ever heard.
This guy would dump on Angus Youngs chest!
Awesome live best ever
By far the best
Ian Moss is talented to a crazy level, he was perfect as a musician. The sound he achieved was always fantastic and his stage presence was just amazing. The way he moved and the amount of passion he showed while playing is so intense.
Moss's guitar work, electric, and acoustic (his Six Strings CD is quite breathtaking) is second to none in terms of Aussie guitarists, in my view. The fact that his musical talent is not so well known outside of Australia is the rest of the rock music world's loss.
There's no question in my mind that Mossy is up there with the better-known guitar greats. Distinctive style, whether on electric or acoustic, alone/with Chisel, lead breaks/solo or rhythm playing. A rare gem.
He can rock it with the best of them and then captivate you with his soulful sound. Mossy is a true entertainer that should have been an international superstar.
So complex in his writing it takes someone of equal brilliance to play. Jim and martin rotsey an amazing combination
I haven't seen anyone play guitar like him. His style is unique and versatile
Where Eagles Have Been solo is one of the best I've heard. And don't get me started on Back Round.
You are kidding
Great guitarist who as inspired children from a young age to play guitar. The Wiggles show is the first exposure that many children have to music and instruments,
A really good guitarist
It's remarkable that he's 18 on this list. One of the greatest electric guitarists that ever lived in the world, not just Australia. He never sought fame and never found it. Rest in peace Wiz.
Just as good as his brother.
Its spelt ling but regardless, he's still a fantastic guitarist
John Farnham guitarist is amazing talented guitarist.. Garsed has been with Farnham Band since the massive Whispering Jack album.