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A List of Famous Lead Guitarists with photos! These are musicians who are masters of their craft. While it is often the singers who claim all the fame, these musicians are famous in their own right. As time has past and music evolved, the list of musical instruments available has grown, especially with the advent of the digital age. While the vocalist may have his lyrics, it is the musicians behind him, who truly make the sound. After all, instrumentals are as popular as ever, but acappellas are few and far between. Best of all, with our modern recording technology, we will be able to enjoy these artists for centuries if not millennia!

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Aaron Barrett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Aaron Barrett Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska - Band Name: Reel Big Fish

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Aaron Fincke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Aaron Fincke Post-grunge, Alternative metal - Band Name: Breaking Benjamin

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Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Ace Frehley Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock - Band Name: Kiss

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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Adam Jones Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock - Band Name: Tool

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Adrian Belew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Adrian Belew Rock music, Industrial rock, Progressive rock

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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Adrian Smith Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock - Band Name: Iron Maiden

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Adrian Vandenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Adrian Vandenberg Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music - Band Name: Vandenberg, Whitesnake, Manic Eden

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Akira Takasaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Akira Takasaki Rock music, Heavy metal - Band Name: Loudness

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Al Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Al Anderson Rock music, Country - Band Name: Bob Marley and The Wailers

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Al Di Meola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Al Di Meola Chicano rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock - Band Name: Go

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Albert Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Albert Collins Blues-rock, Blues

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Albert Hammond, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Albert Hammond, Jr. Indie pop, Rock music, Garage rock

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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Albert King Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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Alex Kapranos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alex Kapranos Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock - Band Name: Franz Ferdinand

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Alex Lifeson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alex Lifeson Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock - Band Name: Rush

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Alex Skolnick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alex Skolnick Thrash metal, World music, Heavy metal - Band Name: Testament, Trans Siberian Orchestra

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Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alex Turner Spoken word, Garage rock, Experimental rock - Band Name: Arctic Monkeys

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Alex Westaway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alex Westaway Metalcore, Alternative rock, Post-hardcore - Band Name: Fightstar

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Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alexi Laiho Heavy metal, Power metal, Thrash metal - Band Name: Children of Bodom

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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Allan Holdsworth Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Allen Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Allen Collins Southern rock - Band Name: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Allison Robertson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Allison Robertson Rock music, Garage punk - Band Name: The Donnas

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Alvin Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alvin Lee Blues-rock, Rock music, Swing music - Band Name: Ten Years After

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Anders Björler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Anders Björler Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal - Band Name: At the Gates, The Haunted

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Anders Nyström is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Anders Nyström Doom metal, Thrash metal, Gothic rock - Band Name: Katatonia, Bloodbath

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André Olbrich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
André Olbrich Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal - Band Name: Blind Guardian

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Andreas Kisser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andreas Kisser Thrash metal, Goregrind, Groove metal - Band Name: Sepultura

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Andrew Latimer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andrew Latimer Progressive rock, Canterbury scene, Symphonic rock - Band Name: Camel

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Andrew Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andrew Stockdale Neo-psychedelia, Heavy metal, Stoner rock - Band Name: Wolfmother

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Andrew White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andrew White Alternative rock, Indie rock - Band Name: Kaiser Chiefs

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Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andy Bell Shoegazing, Rock music, Heavy metal - Band Name: Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis, Beady Eye

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Andy Larocque is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andy Larocque Band Name: King Diamond

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Andy McCoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andy McCoy Glam metal, Blues-rock, Garage rock - Band Name: Hanoi Rocks

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Andy Powell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andy Powell Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock - Band Name: Wishbone Ash

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Andy Summers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andy Summers New Wave, Pop music, Rock music - Band Name: The Police

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Andy Timmons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Andy Timmons Glam metal, Rock music, Instrumental rock - Band Name: Danger Danger

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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Angus Young Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal - Band Name: AC/DC

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Arjen Anthony Lucassen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Progressive metal, Rock opera, Space rock

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Arpad Kollanyi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Arpad Kollanyi Blues-rock, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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Art Alexakis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Art Alexakis Rock music, Acoustic music, Post-grunge - Band Name: Everclear

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Arthur Rhames is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Arthur Rhames Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Free jazz

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Axel Rudi Pell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Axel Rudi Pell Instrumental rock, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Ayub Bachchu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Ayub Bachchu Blues-rock, Soft rock, Alternative rock - Band Name: Love Runs Blind

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B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
B. B. King Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

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Baz Warne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Baz Warne Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, World music - Band Name: The Stranglers

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Ben Kasica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Ben Kasica Christian music, Nu metal, Post-grunge - Band Name: Skillet

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Ben King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Ben King Blues-rock, Psychedelic rock, Blues - Band Name: The Yardbirds

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Ben Moody is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Ben Moody Nu metal, Rock music, Gothic metal - Band Name: Evanescence

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Ben Weinman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Ben Weinman Mathcore, Metalcore, Experimental metal

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Benji Madden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Benji Madden Pop punk, Ska punk, Pop rock