The best guitarists in history
These are the top 20 of the 100 guitarists in history published by Rolling Stone, who have been chosen for their creativity, style, technique, etc.
He is a pioneer American guitarist in the use of electric guitar in rock and roll and a companion to numerous singers and groups of this genre since 1957 is a self-taught guitarist who plays the instrument since childhood. Its style that is characterized by the use of both the pick and the fingers reminds of the country's own steel guitar
He is a British composer guitarist and musician of recordings and concerts. Highly recognized for his guitar techniques Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991.
He is a guitarist especially known for his work with the slide guitar. Cooder has worked as a studio musician and has also performed the soundtrack of many films.
He was a leading American musician for Grateful Dead. Grateful Dead was a rock group influenced by psychedelia founded in San Francisco in 1965 and that for decades has represented for many of its fans an authentic example of alternative band
He is a multi-instrumentalist musician producer and American actor known for being the guitarist and singer of the rock band The White Stripes and for his live improvisation skills. He is also a member of the rock bands The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.
He was a guitarist famous for his slide guitar works. Important session guitarist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.
He was an American blues songwriter and guitarist known as "The King of Delta blues." His recordings from 1936 to 1937 show a remarkable combination of singing guitar skills and compositional talent that influenced generations of musicians despite only having left a record of 29 songs.
He is an English rock / blues guitarist who has played in several influential bands in the 60s and 70s. Beck has experimented with blues rock heavy metal and jazz fusion and currently has absorbed techno influences creating an innovative mix of heavy rock music and electronic music.
He was the co-founder and sole guitarist of the punkrock band The Ramones from his training in 1974 until his final concert in 1996.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
He was a guitarist and singer who fused the genres of blues and rock in the 80s. He developed a sound and style based on artists such as Albert King Jimi Hendrix Freddie King or Otis Rush.
He is a singer-songwriter, singer-songwriter and British producer. From the mid-60s, he became, together with Jagger, the creative engine of the Stones, composing since that time almost all of the group's songs and sometimes interpreting the lead voice as "You Got the Silver" or " Happy "
He is an American composer and producer singer guitarist. Frusciante has developed an active solo musical career as he has released nine albums. Frusciante joined Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988 after the overdose death of Hillel Slovak.
Better known as Chuck Berry is one of the most influential rock and roll composers and guitarists in history. He is an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock and roll.
He is a famous blues jazz guitarist and composer. He is known for calling his guitars "Lucille" a tradition that began in the 1950s and even composed a song with that title referring to the way his guitar changed his life.
Guitarist of the thrash metal band Metallica is one of the best known students of the legendary guitarist and instructor Joe Satriani. He began playing at age 15 and his first guitar was a Montgomery Ward and an amplifier. After having his first Stratocaster in 1978 Hammett tried to personalize his sound with parts of several guitars.
Kurt Donald Cobain
He was the singer-songwriter and guitarist of the prominent grunge band Nirvana. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home officially by suicide. There are several theories about the death of Kurt Cobain.
He is a Mexican jazz rock and Latin rock guitarist multi-player of the Grammy. His father was a violinist in a mariachi band in his native Autlán Jalisco. As a young man Carlos learned to play the violin but he changed it for the guitar when he was eight years old.
He is a rock and blues singer and songwriter known for his mastery of the electric guitar in particular with his Stratocaster. His musical style has undergone multiple changes throughout his career but his roots have always been deeply linked with the blues.
He is a famous guitarist known for having been one of the leaders of the Led Zeppelin rock group from 1968 until its dissolution in 1980 and is considered one of the greatest influential and versatile guitarists of all time
James Marshall «Jimi» Hendrix
He was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist and is frequently cited by several artists by various magazines specialized in music by various critics and the press in general and by the admiration and love of the people10 11 12 13 as the greatest guitarist in history of rock and roll