Rock music has dozens of great guitar players, and it is impossible to narrow that down to a list of ten which everyone will agree on. In that regard, this blog comes with the following disclaimer;
a. This is a blog about the greatest rock guitarists. So by definition, it will exclude many legendary players because they were not rockers. The most notable example of this would be Les Paul, the godfather of the electric guitar. Likewise, Chet Atkins is not here even he is one of the greatest pickers ever.
b. Also missing are the early bluesmen like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Albert Collins. Although technically not rock artists, we would not even be having this conversation without them. Their influence was so great, they deserve their own blog — which I intend to write.
There are very few sure things in life, but it is a safe bet I left someone major of this list. With that in mind, here are my Top 10 rock guitarists;
1. James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (Seattle): Anyone who wants to argue about Hendrix's place on the top of this list has no business reading this blog. He revolutionized the art of playing the electric guitar. A lefty, he played a right-handed Fender Strat upside down.