Top 10 Innovative Guitarists
Here we are not only showing skill, but innovation. Ever player on here left a mark, a new one that is, in guitar history.
10. Yngwie Malmsteen
This man singlehandedly brought neo-classical guitar on to the rock scene. He shred his way into our hearts.
9. Steve Vai
He made his guitar talk, and he played and fought through the grunge years. He made everything look easy through every style he has tried.
8. Jimmy Page
He could play anything with strings. He would even solo with a violin bow.
7. Tom Morello
Always finding a new way to manipulate sounds with his pedals and switches on his guitar.
6. Eddie Van Halen
Eddie tapped his way into our hearts and into rock and roll history.
5. Michael Angelo Batio
Shedding from the bottom or the top, the left or the right, it was an incredibly sight either way. He has been playing some double and 4-way guitars lately…
4. Peter Frampton
Mr. Talkbox. That song, that solo, that brand new way to play it.
3. Jimi Hendrix
He created and popularized the fuzz or distortion sound we hear to day in rock. Thank you Jimi!
2. Jack White
So many new sounds were created by this man, nay, new guitar god.
1. Jeff Healey
Blind since he was an infant, he learned to play a completely different way, sitting down and over top the guitar neck. Sadly, Healy passed away just over a year ago and he is already dearly missed. If you want a touching song you can search for “when a blind man cries” on youtube. I prefer to remember the happy times.
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