Figuring out who the top guitar player of all time is can be an arduous task. After all, our memories only go back so far. A person is more likely to choose someone from their own generation just because they are limited in hearing what other guitar players can do from the past. After all, Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads and in return, he was to become the greatest guitar player of all time. Still, how many of you have heard any of the rare recordings of Robert Johnson from back in the early 1900s? With that in mind, here are the top modern guitar players that are always mentioned as some of the greatest of all time.
Part of the infamous 27 club, Hendrix died way too early. His incredible guitar playing was just literally beginning and it would have been amazing to see what else he could have accomplished. He was inspired by so many artists before him and it wasn’t just for guitar playing. Hendrix was a huge Elvis Presley fan and it would have been interesting to see the two of them together. If only Hendrix did not die in 1970 from what some say was an overdose but many realize was murder.
Chuck Berry is often overlooked as one of the greatest guitar players of all time simply because he didn’t make a huge deal out of it and approached everything in a matter of fact way. Plus, his songwriting ability and singing was focused on more than what he could do with his guitar. But to say Berry was a one-man band is an understatement. There are very few complete musicians as talented as Chuck Berry.
There are enough Keith Richards jokes out there to last a lifetime. Keith Richards himself already seems to have lived about five lifetimes. To say he looks a bit worn out is putting it nicely. Still, he is one of the best guitar players of all time. Take a listen to Satisfaction sometime and sit back in awe at his greatness.
If these guitar players have you inspired to pick up the ax yourself, it would be the perfect time to take advantage of guitar lessons in Montreal. You may just surprise yourself in what you can do!