Jimi Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Hendrix is considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. After initial success in England, he achieved worldwide fame following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival. Jimi Hendrix helped pioneer the technique of guitar feedback with overdriven amplifiers, incorporating into his music what was previously an undesirable sound. Hendrix is also widely thought to be influenced by Pete Townshend of The Who, who performed in London when Hendrix started his career there in 1966.
Jimi Hendrix's Guitar: Fender 60s Reverse Headstock Stratocaster
Jimmy Page is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of The Yardbirds, from late 1966 to 1968, before founding the English rock band Led Zeppelin. Page has been described as one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Page #9 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Jimmy Page's Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Classic, Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Double Neck Electric
Yngwie Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. Widely recognised for his expert guitar skills, Malmsteen achieved widespread acclaim in the 1980s for his technical fluency and his use of the shred guitar technique, and neo-classical metal genre.
Yngwie Malmsteen's Guitar: Yngwie Malmsteen Artist Signature Stratocaster
Eric Clapton, nicknamed "Slowhand", is a Grammy Award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st century, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream).
Eric Clapton's Guitar: Eric Clapton Artist Signature Stratocaster
Joe Satriani is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. His self-released debut album, Not of This Earth in 1986, opened the way to a world of instrumental rock music in what was then a pop-dominated world. Influenced heavily by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, Satriani often incorporates a warm sound of guitar with a dominant blues and rock tone. Since 1990, he has used his own signature guitar, the Ibanez JS Series, which is widely sold in stores.
Joe Satriani's Guitars: Ibanez JS100, Ibanez JS1000, Ibanez JS1200
Slash is an English-American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. He is regarded by some as one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time.
Slash's Guitar: Gibson Custom Shop Slash Les Paul Signature
Carlos Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, the Santana Blues Band, going mostly under the title "Santana", which created a highly successful blend of salsa, rock, blues, and jazz fusion. Their sound featured his melodic, blues based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades.
Santana's Guitar: PRS Santana II, Gibson SG
Angus Young is a guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Young is known for his hard-edge style lead (and signature vibrato), wild stage energy, and schoolboy-uniform stage outfits. He was ranked 96th on Rolling Stone's list the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Angus Young's Guitar: Gibson Angus Young Signature SG
Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist in the band Metallica. Hammett has written and contributed riffs for Metallica songs since the mid-1980s. One of these riffs, used in "Enter Sandman", was written in a hotel room at 3:00 am, and became one of Metallica's most popular songs. In 2003, he was ranked 11th in the Rolling Stone's The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Kirk Hammett's Guitar: ESP KH-2 and KH-3 Signature models
Keith Richards is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer and founding member of The Rolling Stones. With songwriting partner and Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger, he has written and recorded hundreds of songs. As a guitarist Richards is mostly known for his innovative rhythm playing. In 2003 Richards ranked 10th on Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"
Keith Richard's Guitar: Fender 1950s Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul Classic