The Best Rock Guitarists Who Ever Lived

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Ever since people figured how to plug a guitar into a box that makes it louder, guitar playing has evolved to a state where some consider it has peaked. Here is a collection of some individuals that helped bring guitar playing to where it is today.

Brian May (Queen)

Brian May helped carve out a consistent sound for Queen. Freddie Mercury held most of the stage attention, but Brian’s playing always shined through. His use of complex yet catchy minors is still being applied today.

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Pete Townshend (The Who)

Pete Townshend had a laid back style of playing that almost undermined his actual work with the guitar. He was an incredibly talented guitarist who had a great feel for constructing songs around tones.

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