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5 Most-Influential and Best Guitarists of All Time


The guitar is an instrument that considered as the backbone of so many genres out there, such as rock, blues, and country. To pick the best guitarists of all time is a challenge because there are just so many six-string geniuses that deserve to be included on the list.

However, here is the list of seven most ground-breaking guitarists that have made the world a better place to live in.


List of The Best Guitarists of All Time


1. Jimi Hendrix

list of best guitarists of all time
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is the revolutionary guitarist that found uncharted abilities of what guitar can do. He takes it to the next level by revealing and expanding the possibilities outside the ordinary margin. Hendrix has wandered and explored those fearlessly and as a result, he left legendary works and tracks for music enthusiasts to enjoy for long.


2. Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

If you were asked guitarists that bloom and found their enthusiasm during the 1970s, there is a high chance they were inspired to pick the instrument by Jimmy Page. His and Led Zeppelin’s albums are considered as some of the best rock albums of all time. He has created some of the most memorable music by layering and arrangement techniques.


3. Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

There’s a reason why Eric Clapton’s works are similar to a lot of guitarists nowadays: it’s because he was the one who inspired them! Having invented a lot of ways to introduce the sound to many people, he is the first to do so. Moreover, his music has an exceptionally well structure and tells the story that builds over time.


4. Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen

Van Halen’s incredible style and the tone were purely what made him known and made his career bloom a few decades later. He has undeniable influence as the guitarist of one of the biggest bands in the history of rock, as he breathed new air back in the early 1980s. The path of rock music had been changed forever by the contributions of iconic, genius, and innovator, Eddie Van Halen.


5. David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour’s distinctive style, melodic and dreamy, is what brought him to the list of best guitarists of all time. He was capable of transforming and deriving a wide range of influences into the sound that truly his own. You can hear his incredible work that was influenced a lot by blues genre such as in Time and Money, or Comfortably Numb.


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List of Best Accoustic Guitar Players



Perhaps five is too small of a number to give appreciation to the all the best guitarists of all time out there.

Nevertheless, the list above might give you a good idea of who has made history over their name by their superior works.

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