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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
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
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
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
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
Rock music, Industrial rock, Progressive rock

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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
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
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
Rock music, Heavy metal
Band Name: Loudness

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Al Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
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
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
Blues-rock, Blues

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

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

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Alex Kapranos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
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
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
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
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
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
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
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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

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Allison Robertson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
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
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
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
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Gothic rock
Band Name: Katatonia, Bloodbath