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Top 10 Guitarists of All Time

Top 10 Guitarists of All TimeMusicians are a gifted source of inspiration for one and all. There are many musicians that come and go but some just establish a legacy in the world. Playing a guitar is not a hard task, but becoming a professional and that too an inspirational professional is hell hard of a task.

The music world has seen the upsurge and the breakdown of many artists over the time but there are only a few who are hailed as the top artists of all time. Artists like Slash and Jimi Hendrix among the others set an inspiration for the music lovers to follow.

Top 10 Guitarists of All Time

Jimi Hendrix

If there is any music artist that is the most talked about in the world, its none other than Jimi Hendrix to say the least. Jimi was born on 27 November 1942 and his legacy needs no sorts of intro. He was very young when he died. When he passed away at the age of 28, he had already become a legend in the music industry. Jimi Hendrix is considered to be one of the best guitarists of all time. The use of Wah Wah pedal in the Rock music was started by none other than Jimi Hendrix. His albums scored great repute with the music lovers all around the world. Some of those albums like “Are you experienced”, Axis: Bold as Love” and “Electric Ladyland” have been rated as one of the best 100 albums in Rolling stones.

Jimmy Page

After Jimi Hendrix, if there is any artist that is so popular all around the world, it’s Jimmy Page. He was born in 1944 in England. Apart from being a guitarist, he also jotted down the songs that he sang in concerts. After gaining some popularity in England, he went on to become the lead guitarist for the acclaimed band, Led Zeppelin. He was actually the founder of Led Zeppelin. After finding Led Zeppelin, he never looked back and kept setting records for the sale of his albums worldwide.


Known for his unorthodox looks, Slash is one of the best guitarists of all time. Guns and Roses had its nerves in Slash as he was the lead guitarist for the band. After getting popular with the fame of “Guns and Roses”, Slash also released some of the solo albums in his name. One of them is apocalyptic love, which garnered huge critical applause upon release. He is the best ranked guitarists of the modern era.

Eddie Van Halen

He is a Dutch musician. Eddie Van Halen is currently living in the United States of America. Apart from sprinkling his guitar talent across the world, he also produced the songs and wrote them. He specialized in hard rock music and there was no one that competed in his league in the genre. According to Rolling stones, Eddie Van Halen is the 8th best guitarist in all world.

Eric Clapton

When we talk about guitar and musicians, we cannot skip the name of very popular guitarist, Eric Clapton. He is English and has recorded some of the greatest songs of the century. He remains to be an inspiration for many young aspirants looking to pursue a career as guitarist. He had magic fingers as recalled by some of the music experts. Eric Clapton has 17 Grammy awards to his pocket until now.

Synyster Gates

Born on 7 July 1981, Synyster Gates is one of the youngest guitarists of  the modern era who has influenced one and all with his talent. Gates has adopted the name “Syn’ for the stage performances. His stage conduct and performance is known to be very energetic. He is lead guitarist of the band “Avenged Sevenfold”. He is quite handy among the ladies, thanks to his good looks.

Kirk Hammett

“Metallica” fame, Kirk Hammett is the lead guitar player of this popular band. Since the formation of the band “Metallica”, Kirk Hammett has concretely remained to be its part. In the rolling stone’s list of top 100 guitarists of all time, Kirk Hammett ranked at the 11th position.

David Gilmour

He is from English descent and by far one of the best musicians that has ever grown up in the counties of England. Progressive rock was the genre of his band, Pink Floyd. This band has broken a lot of sales records with its albums. In the rolling stones list of top guitarists of all time, he ranks at the 14th position.

Brian May

Another English musician, Brian May is known to be the lead player of the band “Queen”. This is one band that was very popular for its stage performances and Brian May contributed largely to the success of the band.

Joe Satriani

He is an American citizen and a well known artist around the world. He was pouched by Mick Jagger for his band after seeing his talent. Joe Satriani remains to be the top guitarists of all time.

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