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Top Ten Solo Guitarist

Eric Clapton​
Eric Clapton​

Eric Clapton. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), 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.

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George ​Harrison​
George ​Harrison​

George Harrison was a great guitarist and Beatle records are full of wonderful playing. On Abbey Road, however, George really shines and plays fabulous stuff all over the record, adding wonderful solos and breaks.

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Jimi Hendrix​
Jimi Hendrix​

Jimi Hendrix's best solo elvis007. ... Jimi Hendrix Best Solo Performance ... Jimi Hendrix - Master of Guitar Feedback - Duration: ...

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Lindsey ​Buckingham​
Lindsey ​Buckingham​

Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to 2018. Aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released six solo albums and three live albums.

Carlos ​Santana​
Carlos ​Santana​

Carlos Santana audio (help · info) (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz.

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Duane Allman​
Duane Allman​

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session musician, and co-founder and leader of the Allman Brothers Band until his death following a motorcycle crash in 1971, at the age of 24. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969.

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Jeff Beck​
Jeff Beck​

After a four-year break, Jeff made a return to instrumental music with the album Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (1989), the first album to feature Beck as a fingerstyle guitarist, leaving the plectrum playing style.

James Burton​
James Burton​

James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Dubberly, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001 (his induction speech was given by longtime fan Keith Richards), Burton has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Jimmy Page​
Jimmy Page​

One of the rarest of these is the early jam session featuring Jimmy Page and Stones guitarist Keith Richards covering Robert Johnson's "Little Queen of Spades". Several early tracks with Page were compiled on the twin album release, Jimmy Page: Session Man.

David Gilmour​
David Gilmour​

They're so many. Try Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Time, Echoes. But if you want a full experience of the Gilmour guitar sound, listen to whole album with headphones (or a good hi-fi system).

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Slash​
Slash​

In the beginning of 2013 Slash received award for "Best Guitarist Of The Year 2012" by Loudwire's readers. Slash embarked on a tour in the summer of 2014, opening for Aerosmith as part of the Let Rock Rule Tour. In May 2014, Slash revealed details of his third solo album World on Fire.

Eddie Van ​Halen​
Eddie Van ​Halen​

1982: Invited by Quincy Jones to play guitar on Michael Jackson's "Beat It" on the album Thriller; Steve Lukather of Toto played the main guitar riff and rhythm, while Van Halen played the guitar solo.

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Stevie Ray ​Vaughan​
Stevie Ray ​Vaughan​

On October 3, 1991, Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed "Stevie Ray Vaughan Commemoration Day", during which a memorial concert was held at the Texas Theatre. In 1993, a memorial statue of Vaughan was unveiled on Auditorium Shores and is the first public monument of a musician in Austin.

Keith ​Richards​
Keith ​Richards​

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as a guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones.

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Joe Satriani​
Joe Satriani​

In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his first solo tour. Satriani briefly toured with Deep Purple as the lead guitarist, joining shortly after the departure of Ritchie Blackmore in November 1993.

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Steve Vai​
Steve Vai​

This is Steve Vai playing I'm The Hell Outta Here at the Eric Clapton Crossroads ... Steve Vai (Incredible Guitar Performance ... (Slash Guitar Solo) ...

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Mark Knopfler​
Mark Knopfler​

Partly because Dire Straits are a pretty deeply unfashionable band, partly because he's not a flashy "shredder" guitarist- he doesn't set out to show off his "chops" in the way that many of the guitarists that other guitarists admire do.

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Brian May​
Brian May​

As guitarist of Queen, Brian May has recorded some of the most iconic guitar solos in the history of rock music. uDiscover picks ten of the best. As guitarist of Queen, Brian May has recorded some of the most iconic guitar solos in the history of rock music. uDiscover picks ten of the best.

Angus Young​
Angus Young​

Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian guitarist, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and only remaining original member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

B.B. King​
B.B. King​

B.B. King is considered by many to be the most influential guitarist ever. From Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gary Clark Jr., every blues-rock player of the last 50 years owes a debt of gratitude to King every time they lean into a single-note solo.

Chuck Berry​
Chuck Berry​

Chuck Berry helped shape rock and roll by mixing elements of blues and country, adding some boogie woogie piano, and kicking it all together with his own slashing shuffle rhythms.

Yngwie ​Malmsteen​
Yngwie ​Malmsteen​

Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical metal playing style in heavy metal, and has released 20 studio albums in a career spanning almost 40 years. In 2009, Time magazine rated Malmsteen as among the 10 greatest electric guitar players of all time.

Buckethead​
Buckethead​

The album features eleven of Buckethead's guitar solos. On December 30, 2008, Buckethead released two new tracks via his website to honor the 24th birthday of basketball player LeBron James. These tracks were later made available on the album, Slaughterhouse on the Prairie, which was released a month later through TDRS Music.

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Tom Morello​
Tom Morello​

A 1993 Melody Maker live review of a Rage Against The Machine gig, said "Guitarist Tom Morello wears his guitar high up to wring every sound out of it. Falling bombs, police sirens, scratching - he can do them all." To produce his guitar sounds, Morello chooses various effects pedals.

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Prince​
Prince​

The Purple One is backed by 3RDEYEGIRL and the band’s guitarist Donna Grantis unleashes a wild solo. Not to be outdone, Prince delivers two incendiary solos of his own. 3.

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Robert ​Johnson​
Robert ​Johnson​

Musician Robert Johnson was born on May 8, 1911, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. A singer and guitarist, Johnson is considered to be one of the greatest blues performers of all time. But this recognition came to him largely after his death.

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Ozzy ​Osbourne​
Ozzy ​Osbourne​

After being fired from his band Black Sabbath, English heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne began his solo career in 1979. His initial band comprised himself, guitarist Randy Rhoads (formerly of Quiet Riot), bassist Bob Daisley (formerly of Rainbow) and drummer Lee Kerslake (formerly of Uriah Heep).

Kirk Hammett​
Kirk Hammett​

Kirk Hammett performing live with Metallica at San Antonio, Texas in 2017 Hammett wanted to have guitar solos on Metallica's 2003 album, St. Anger, but drummer Lars Ulrich and producer Bob Rock thought that the solos did not sound right in the songs.

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Randy ​Rhoads​
Randy ​Rhoads​

Randall William Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne. A devoted student of classical guitar, Rhoads combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. He died in a plane accident while on tour with Osbourne in Florida in 1982. Despite his short career, Rhoads, who was a major influence on neoclassical metal, is cited as an influence by many guitarists and is included in several "Greatest Guitarist" lists.

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Pete ​Townshend​
Pete ​Townshend​

Townshend is one of my absolute favorite guitarists, but when I first heard Live At Leeds I thought I was listening to a Led Zeppelin show. Blues solo cliches, like what Page was inclined to do live with Zep in the early days.

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