Famous Guitar Players

Famous Guitar Players

The guitar has been around for a long time, decorated with the names of the finest musicians in history. All the famous ones, from BB King to Steve Vai, have something new to show you, making the instruments the most celebrated one of our time.
Guitars are wonderful musical instruments that have inspired many music lovers to learn how to play them as much as possible. There are many guitarists who have been playing the guitar for years and are under the impression that they know much about playing the guitar. However, the fact is that even if one plays the guitar for decades, he will not reach the height that this instrument has to offer. This simply means that you can just keep learning to play the guitar and different techniques, and still keep wanting and discovering more.
Even the top world-famous guitarists say that they have still learned nothing in their lives. However, there are some guitarists who have reached a respectable level of experimenting with the guitar playing skills and techniques. These guitarists have contributed a lot to the music industry.
Famous Lead Guitarists
Yngwie Malmsteen
Eric Johnson
Mark Knopfler
Jimi Hendrix
John Norum
Doug Aldrich
Reb Beach
Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
John Petrucci
Eric Clapton
John Frusciante
Jimmy Page
Slash
Rex Carroll
Kirk Hammet
Eddie Van Halen
Kee Marcello
Richie Sambora
Zakk Wylde
Ritchie Blackmore
C. C. DeVille
The Edge
Bob Hartman
David Gilmour
Matthias Jabs
Steve Morse
George Lynch
Gary Moore
Carlos Santana
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Famous Bass Guitarists
Marco Mendoza
John Leven
Michael 'Flea' Balzary
Abraham Laboriel
Jeff Pilson
Duff McKagan
Stuart Hamm
Tony Kanal
Geezer Butler
Steve Harris
Kip Winger
Billy Sheehan
Victor Wooten
Bobby Dall
Phil Lynott
Uriah Duffy
Glenn Hughes
Rick Savage
Brian Marshall
Gene Simmons
Famous Slide Guitarists
Joe Perry
Jerry Douglas
Bryn Haworth
Mick Taylor
Terry Garland
Dean DeLeo
Roy Rogers
Bonnie Raitt
Billy Homans
Nalin Mazumdar
Debashish Bhattacharya
Jeff Lang
George Thorogood
Clifton Hyde
Sylvester Weaver
David Immergluck
Sonny Landreth
Phil Leadbetter
Billy Gibbons
Eric Sardinas
Famous Jazz Guitarists
Herb Ellis
Pat Metheny
George Benson
John Scofield
John McLaughlin
Grant Green
Pat Martino
Wes Montgomery
Mundell Lowe
Joe Pass
Duke Robillard
Stanley Jordan
Kenny Burrell
Jim Hall
Martin Taylor
Bill Frisell
Barney Kessel
Charlie Byrd
Charlie Christian
Django Reinhardt
Famous Rhythm Guitarists
Bryan Adams
Lenny Kravitz
Izzy Stradlin
Malcolm Young
John Mayer
Chad Kroeger
Willie Adler
Brian May
Bono
John Lennon
Paul Stanley
Mike Shinoda
Bruce Springsteen
James Hetfield
Johnny Ramone
Rudolf Schenker
Brad Whitford
Cat Stevens
Dave Kushner
Avril Lavigne
Roger Waters
Many a time we wonder that life is so short and there is so much to learn in music. - Stephen Rampur
There are many more which are worth a mention. If you are an aspiring guitarist, you can listen to songs of some of the above mentioned guitar players according to your genre of music. Playing what these professional musicians play is probably the best method of advancing in your skills along with encouraging yourself to learn more. An interesting point to know is that some of these guitarists are even multi-instrumentalists. It means that along with the guitar, they are proficient in playing other musical instruments such as drums, keyboards, violin, bass guitar, and many more.
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