Who Are the Great Lead Guitar Players of Our Time?
You can Google world's best guitar players, and you will get a sizable list. You can restrict it to the top 10 guitar players, or the top 10 lead guitar players, and the list is still pretty big. The same guitar players generally appear on the lists of great guitar players. I went through the lists and picked out my top 10 list for the purpose of this article.
If I failed to mention your favorite guitarist, just leave me a comment and I will try to include that lead guitar player if possible in future revisions. This article will attempt to show a correlation between the best guitarists and their choices of lead guitars. These guitars are almost as famous as the people who play them.
Star Guitar Players and Their Guitars
The Most Expensive Guitar Ever Sold
1968 Fender Stratocaster similar to the one played by Jimi Hendrix that sold for $2.0 Million Dollars
Reach Out to Asia Stratocaster sold for over Two Million Dollars!
In 2005, this guitar was sold in an auction in Qatar to raise funds for Reach Out to Asia, a charity formed to help tsunami victims. The instrument is signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Tony Iommi, Angus and Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams" (this information is from The Telegraph.co.uk)
How To Choose a Lead Guitar For Yourself
Does the guitar player make the guitar sound better, or does the guitar make the player sound better? Perhaps it is a bit of both.
Great guitar players practice for years to find their perfect instrument. They try many brands, many styles and many configurations before getting a feel for their own perfect guitar. Eventually, a musician will come across a guitar that fits his hands, his weight preference, his configuration ideal, and his preferred string sizes and tuning.
The most widely sold and played guitars are:
A new guitarist will try as many brands and models as possible before settling on his or her guitar of preference.
Guitar Features to Look For
Visit a lot of music stores, check out pawn shops, go to the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. Check out Craigslist. Use your favorite guitar tune to play a lot of different guitars and you will learn which one has the best features for you.
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