The Greatest Guitarists of All Time

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A simple chord progression or an epic guitar solo can make a song memorable. But it takes a truly gifted guitarist to develop a sound that’s uniquely their own.

These guitar prodigies stand out for pioneering or exemplifying the power that a guitar can give a genre. Music wouldn’t be the same without these talented artists, and in some cases, the world wouldn’t be the same without their artistic achievements.