A list of 15 world-class virtuoso guitarists whose names are known to all

By Jurassic JennApr 5, 2024 17:33 PMMusic
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A list of 15 world-class virtuoso guitarists
A list of 15 world-class virtuoso guitarists. Source: guitarmetrics.com

In the vast world of contemporary music, the guitar has a special place. It is a symbol of virtuosity, rebellion and creative expression. From bluesy soulful melodies to incendiary solos that brought stadiums of thousands to their feet in an instant, this instrument has created a pantheon of masters whose talents have left an indelible mark on the annals of musical history. 

Paying tribute to the best masters who have ever taken the stage with this instrument, SSPDaily has ranked the 15 best guitarists of all time. With every string they touched and every sound they extracted, these legendary performers set new boundaries for human capabilities and what could be played on six strings.

Spanning genres and generations, from classic rock icons to improvisers who defied all canons, this list celebrates the unparalleled skill, innovation, and passion that made these guitarists paragons of their craft.

So, here are the names of the virtuosos who wielded guitars like the gods and left their names on the musical Olympus of the world forever.

  1. Jimi Hendrix
  2. Eric Clapton
  3. Jimmy Page
  4. Keith Richards
  5. Jeff Beck
  6. Chuck Berry
  7. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  8. B.B. King
  9. Duane Allman
  10. Eddie Van Halen
  11. Slash
  12. Angus Young
  13. Ritchie Blackmore
  14. Brian May
  15. Pete Townshend
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