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Famous Lead Guitarists 

Steve Jackson
Updated October 13, 2018 30k views 632 items
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
Genre: Pop punk, Ska punk & Third-wave of ska; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: Reel Big Fish
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Aaron Fink is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Post-grunge and Alternative metal; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: Breaking Benjamin
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Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Glam metal, Heavy metal & Glam rock; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: Kiss
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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Progressive metal, Heavy metal & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: Tool
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Adrian Belew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Rock music, Industrial rock & Progressive rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Heavy metal, Progressive rock & Hard rock; Nationality: England
Band Name: Iron Maiden
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Adrian Vandenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music; Nationality: Netherlands
Band Name: Vandenberg, Whitesnake, Manic Eden
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Akira Takasaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Rock music and Heavy metal; Nationality: Japan
Band Name: Loudness
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Al Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
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 Genre: Chicano rock, Rock music & Instrumental rock; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: Go
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Albert Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Blues-rock and Blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Albert Hammond, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Indie pop, Rock music & Garage rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Soul blues, Electric blues & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Alex Kapranos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Indie pop, Alternative rock & Art rock; Nationality: Scotland
Band Name: Franz Ferdinand
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Alex Lifeson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Heavy metal, Progressive rock & Hard rock; Nationality: Canada
Band Name: Rush
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Alex Skolnick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Thrash metal, World music & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: Testament, Trans Siberian Orchestra
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Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Spoken word, Garage rock & Experimental rock; Nationality: England
Band Name: Arctic Monkeys
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Alex Westaway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Metalcore, Alternative rock & Post-hardcore; Nationality: United Kingdom
Band Name: Fightstar
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Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Alexi Laiho Genre: Heavy metal, Power metal & Thrash metal; Nationality: Finland
Band Name: Children of Bodom
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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion & Jazz; Nationality: England
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Allen Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Allen Collins Genre: Southern rock; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Allison Robertson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Rock music and Garage punk; Nationality: United States of America
Band Name: The Donnas
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Alvin Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Swing music; Nationality: United Kingdom
Band Name: Ten Years After
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Anders Björler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Band Name: At the Gates, The Haunted
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Anders Nyström is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lead Guitarists
Genre: Doom metal, Thrash metal & Gothic rock; Nationality: Sweden
Band Name: Katatonia, Bloodbath