View our list of the Best Guitarists of All Time to grace the concert stage. These musicians were ahead of their time and played guitar like they were in another world. Their skills and talent for playing guitar put them in the top of the rock world hall of fame and leave them with their mark as the best guitarists of all time. While these guitarists didn’t just have the ability to hold down a rhythm, they also had a unique technique and lead guitar style that soared their notes from the electric guitar or the acoustic guitar into the mind of the their listeners. They were famous for their bends, their guitar riffs, their knowledge of musical theory and guitar scales and their ability to add vibrato, pull offs, hammer ons, triplets, sound effects, and more amazing guitar riffs and techniques to their music their guitar sound unique and special.
What also make someone one of the best guitarists of all time is is their guitar tone. Finding a long lasting and original guitar tone is one of the toughest parts of creating a unique guitar sound, and these guitars found their unique guitar sound and guitar tone through their mixture of their type of guitar, their guitar strings, and then combine that with their pre-amps, sound board, and guitar amps. Some of these guitarists definitely need guitar techs to help them with their guitar technology and patch together their guitar wires and guitar rig to make it their own and stand out among the other guitar players.
Best Rock Guitarist of All Time
Best Blues Guitarists of All Time
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Best Jazz Guitarists of All Time
Best Guitarists Use of Melody and Scales
Best Jamming and Improvising Guitarist of All Time
Best Hard Rock Guitarist of All Time
Eddie Van Halen
- Best Rock Guitar Player of All Time
- Best Guitar Brands
- Best Acoustic Guitar Brands
- Best Rock Male Frontman
- Greatest Rockstar of All Time