This is a hotly contested field, and it might ultimately come down to personal taste for many people, but some of the world’s best known guitarists have such impressive back catalogues and track records for live performance skills that they simply had to make our top 9 list. Here are all of our top picks, although we wouldn’t go so far as to rank them in order – we leave that to the audience.
An honourable mention to begin with, Prince was known for his incredible range of musical and artistic sensibilities, but some of his guitar performances are up there with the most special moments of his long career that sadly ended with his recent passing.
Everything about Hendrix’s performance style reinforced the fact that he knew exactly what he was doing when it came to entertaining a crowd. His natural musical talent was unstoppable and carried him through all his performances without
As part of one of the most original and iconic bands of all time, Brian May shares credit for some of the songs that defined the peak era of Queen. His guitar talents certainly enabled the band to reach the level of success they did, along with Freddie Mercury’s unique influence.Read more: Top 9 Guitarists of All Time