As a guitar player myself, I know how much time and effort goes into becoming an acceptable musician – let alone one who makes a top 10 list. It’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. There are A LOT of good guitarists out there – and that means it’s gonna be a little difficult to narrow it down to a list of 10, but I’m gonna do my very best.

Although there are plenty of great musicians in other genres, the rock guitarists have always been my favorite, so that’s what we’re looking at today. In my personal opinion, here are the top 10 guitarists in rock-n-roll.

  1. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  2. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  3. Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
  4. Jimi Hendrix
  5. Brian May (Queen)
  6. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  7. Slash (Guns-N-Roses)
  8. Adam Jones (Tool)
  9. Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  10. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)