Guitar Players at Their Best

An open list of the best guitar recordings ever made.

Album   Guitarist

AC/DC

Back in Black

Angus Young

The Allman Brothers

At Fillmore East (Live)

Duane Allman

Dickey Betts

Jeff Beck

Blow By Blow

Jeff Beck

Jason Becker

Perpetual Burn

Jason Becker

Cream

Live

Eric Clapton

Deep Purple

Made in Japan (Live)

Ritchie Blackmore

Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Mark Knopfler

Extreme

Pornograffitti

Nuno Bettencourt

Peter Frampton

Frampton Comes Alive

Peter Frampton

Rory Gallagher

Irish Tour (Live)

Rory Gallagher

Scott Henderson

Dog Party

Scott Henderson

Jimi Hendrix

Band of Gypsys (Live)

Jimi Hendrix

Eric Johnson

Ah Via Musicom

Eric Johnson

King Crimson

Red

Robert Fripp

Mahavishnu Orchestra

Between Nothingness and Eternity (Live)

John McLaughlin

Yngwie Malmsteen

Double Live!

Yngwie Malmsteen

Al di Meola

Tour de Force (Live)

Al di Meola

Gary Moore

Blues Alive

Gary Moore

Pantera

Official Live

Dimebag Darrell

Petrucci, Rudess

An Evening with John Petrucci &

Jordan Rudess

John Petrucci

Pink Floyd

Animals

David Gilmour

Queen

A Night at the Opera

Brian May

Joe Satriani

Time Machine

Joe Satriani

Santana

Abraxas

Carlos Santana

Mike Stern

Standards (and Other Songs)

Mike Stern

Ten Years After

Recorded Live

Alvin Lee

Robin Trower

Live

Robin Trower

Steve Vai

Passion & Warfare

Steve Vai

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Live at Montreux 1982 and 1985

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Van Halen

Van Halen

Eddie van Halen

Yes

Yessongs (Live)

Steve Howe

Frank Zappa

The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (Live)

Frank Zappa

Led Zeppelin

 

The Song Remains The Same (Live)

Jimmy Page