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.

  • 1

    Eric Clapton

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  • 2

    Brain May

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  • 3

    Jimmy Hendrix

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  • 4

    Joe Satriani

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  • 5

    Jeff Beck

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  • 6

    Tommi Iommi

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  • 7

    Jimmy Page

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  • 8

    Pete Townsend

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  • 9

    Gary Moore

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  • 10

    Eddie Van Halen

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