6 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
These are our picks for greatest guitarists of all time and why they stand out.
6. David Gilmour
- David Gilmour is a guitarist and member of the rock band Pink Floyd. His style is very different and much brighter than the other guitarists on this list. In addition to his part in Pink Floyd, Gilmour has produced other artists and also has created a solo career with multiple albums.
5. Saul Hudson
- More commonly known as Slash, he is a British-American musician and lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses. He was always in/around the rock industry. His mother designed costumes for people such as John Lennon, and his father designed album covers for artists like Neil Young and David Bowie. It is no surprise he went on to having a *very successful* career in the business.
4. Jimmy Page
- Internationally recognized successful guitarist and founder of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page began his career along side one of the most sought-after guitarists in Britain at the time. He then soon became a member of the Yardbirds, then later forming Led Zeppelin. In the 90s, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame twice, once as a member of the Yardbirds and another as a member of Led Zeppelin.
3. Eddie Van Halen
- Eddie is a Dutch-American musician best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. He has become an extremely influential guitarist because of his very distinctive components; two-handed tapping, tremolo picking, etc.
2. Keith Richards
- Keith Richards is an English musician best known as the founding member and guitarist for the Rolling Stones. Most famous for his incredible riffs and his ability to build off other guitarists to create a unique sound.
1. Jimi Hendrix
- Hendrix was an American rock musician, commonly referred to as one of the most influential electric and guitarists and one of the most celebrated musicians. He started playing the guitar at 15 years old and played with many groups/musicians over the years before going solo and building his reputation.