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The Top 10 Best Classic Rock Guitarists

Who are some of the greatest guitarists from the world of Classic Rock.
Well, let’s open that discussion.

Skill, influence, originality and creativity are some of the criteria to be one of the best.
When these rockers take the stage, they take command and produce one hell of a show.
During a solo, these musicians can make that guitar come alive.

Check this list of my 10 favorite (in no particular order of greatness) and tell me who else you think deserves to be considered one of the best Classic Rock guitarists of all time! list is intended for those musicians whose primary instrument throughout their careers has been or is now the acoustic guitar. It is based upon their individual originality, innovation, technique & influence within this genre. It does NOT include the Pioneers of Blues, Jazz, Classical, or the Latin acoustic influenced genre’s such as Flamenco, or those modern guitarists who have recorded or performed their music in an occaisonal “unplugged” setting.


Larry Busacca /Getty Imgaes
Larry Busacca /Getty Imgaes
1

Eric Clapton

 
 
 
Feng Li /Getty Images
Feng Li /Getty Images
2

Brain May

 
 
 
Jimi Hendrix
George Stroud, Getty Images
3

Jimmy Hendrix

 
 
 
Joe Satriani
Paul Kane, Getty Images
4

Joe Satriani

 
 
 
Jeff Beck
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
5

Jeff Beck

 
 
 
Frazer Harrison /Getty Images
Frazer Harrison /Getty Images
6

Tommi Iommi

 
 
 
Jimmy Page
Ben Pruchnie, Getty Images
7

Jimmy Page

 
 
 
Frank Micelotta /Getty Images
Frank Micelotta /Getty Images
8

Pete Townsend

 
 
 
Jo Hale /Getty Images
Jo Hale /Getty Images
9

Gary Moore

 
 
 
Eddie Van Halen
Larry Marano, Getty Images
10

Eddie Van Halen

 
 
 

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