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100 Greatest Guitar Solos

Featuring guitar tab for the top 100 guitar solos ever


Every guitarist has an opinion on the greatest recorded guitar solos. The editors of Guitar World magazine put together a poll to find out what their readers considered to be the best guitar solos of all time. The results reflect the magazine's demographic (all rock solos), but the 100 winners clearly boast great guitar work.

What follows is the list of all 100 top guitar solos selected, including details on the guitarist who played the solo, album name, plus links to guitar tab and audio.

1. Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

guitarist: Jimmy Page
band: Led Zeppelin
album: Led Zeppelin IV

2. Eruption


guitarist: Eddie Van Halen
band: Van Halen
album: Van Halen

3. Freebird


guitarist: Collins/Rossington
band: Lynyrd Skynyrd
album: Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd

4. Comfortably Numb

Comfortably Numb

guitarist: David Gilmour
band: Pink Floyd
album: The Wall

5. All Along the Watchtower

All Along the Watchtower

guitarist: Jimi Hendrix
band: Jimi Hendrix Experience
album: Electric Ladyland
guitar tab: All Along the Watchtower tab

6. November Rain

November Rain

guitarist: Slash
band: Guns n' Roses
album: Use Your Illusion I
guitar tab: November Rain tab

7. One


guitarist: Kirk Hammet
band: Metallica
album: And Justice for All
guitar tab: One tab

8. Hotel California

Hotel California

guitarist: Don Felder/Joe Walsh
band: The Eagles
album: Hotel California
guitar tab: Hotel California tab

9. Crazy Train

Crazy Train

guitarist: Randy Rhoads
band: Ozzy Ozbourne
album: Blizzard of Ozz
guitar tab: Crazy Train tab

10. Crossroads


guitarist: Eric Clapton
band: Cream
album: Wheels of Fire
guitar tab: Crossroads tab

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