Songs The Best Songs About Guitars  

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There are great guitar songs, and then there are great songs about guitars. Having a six string on your back will do that to any aspiring or professional musician. Because your axe is not just your passion, it's also your bread and butter, all rolled into one.

B.B. King's Gibson guitar, Lucille, was the most famous of all guitars due to a legendary story about King running into a burning building to rescue her. Many of the world's music legends also wrote amazing songs about guitars, like Chuck Berry's upbeat "Johnny B. Goode" to George Harrison's tear-jearker (with Eric Clapton on lead) "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

What do you think are the best songs about guitars? Vote with a thumbs up or down below and write about your favorites in the comment section.
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Chuck Berry

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Foreigner

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B.B. King

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John Mellencamp

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Elvis Presley

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Bryan Adams - "I got my first real six string, bought it at the five and dime."

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Neil Young

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John Lee Hooker

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Peggy Lee

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Chuck Berry

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Dwight Yoakam

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J.J. Cale

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Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Chet Atkins

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Steve Earle

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Pete Townshend

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Merle Haggard

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Taylor Swift

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Bo Diddley

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Chet Atkins

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Keith Richards

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Victor Wooten

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Talking Heads

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Emmylou Harris

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3 2
This Old Guitar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Guitars
Lucinda Williams

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Neil Diamond

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Bo Diddley

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Hank Williams, Jr.

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The Guitar, Guy Clark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Guitars
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Guitar Shopping, David Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Guitars

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Guitar Shopping, David Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Guitars

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James Taylor

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Reel Big Fish - "Everybody plays guitar."

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Wynonna Judd

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Toby Keith

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Spandau Ballet

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Kenny Chesney

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Darrell Milton added Yo-Yo Ma, India.Arie, Santana