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Musicians The Best Guitar Teams  

Clark Benson
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Typical Best Guitarist rankings are not usually fair to the "team players" of great guitar bands. This list is for them - usually duos, but sometimes even triple-threat guitar teams. Some of these teams are "dual lead" guitars (they are all going to be Metal bands, often with Flying V's in the mix of course), others a more traditional lead/rhythm guitar approach, and still others are fluid. Most of the greatest rock guitar duos are on here, but I'm sure I've forgotten a few and will keep adding to this list. Note that given how fluid the lineups of some of the great hard rock bands have been (Thin Lizzy, anyone?), I've went with bandnames vs the names of the specific players.

This list is very hard to "rank" - everyone on this list is deserving, plus it's hard to compare Metal to Experimental to Rock in one ranking. But these are the cream of the crop for guitar playing duos.
list ordered by

1
The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

2
Television is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
New Wave, Rock music, Protopunk

3
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

5
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

6
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7
Built to Spill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Indie rock

8
Lynyrd Skynyrd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

9
Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

10
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

11
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

12
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

13
Wilco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock

14
Phil Lesh and Friends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Rock music, Folk rock, Jam band

15
Drive-By Truckers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country

16
Grateful Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

17
Molly Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

18
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

20
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

21
Queensrÿche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Progressive metal, Rock music, Power metal

22
Accept is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

23
Mercyful Fate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

24
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guitar Teams
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music