A todo el mundo le gusta un solo de guitarra, ya sea un riff, una exhibición de dominio técnico o un pasaje instrumental que resuma la vida. Los mejores solos de guitarra a menudo completan una canción y, la mayoría de las veces, trascienden la canción por completo.

El problema es que hay muchos para elegir…

En el año 2006, la revista Guitar World realizó una encuesta para que sus lectores opinaran qué solos de guitarra consideraban los mejores de todos los tiempos. Los resultados seguramente reflejan la demografía de la revista (sin solos de guitarra de jazz, por ejemplo).

Lista

N.º Guitarrista Canción Álbum Banda
01 Jimmy Page "Stairway to Heaven" Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin
02 Eddie Van Halen "Eruption" Van Halen Van Halen
03 Allen Collins/Gary Rossington "Free Bird" (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) Lynyrd Skynyrd
04 David Gilmour "Comfortably Numb" The Wall Pink Floyd
05 Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower" Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience
06 Slash "November Rain" Use Your Illusion I Guns N' Roses
07 Kirk Hammett "One" ...And Justice For All Metallica
08 Don Felder / Joe Walsh "Hotel California" Hotel California The Eagles
09 Randy Rhoads "Crazy Train" Blizzard of Ozz Ozzy Osbourne
10 Eric Clapton "Crossroads" Wheels of Fire Cream
11 Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience
12 Chuck Berry "Johnny B. Goode" Chuck Berry Is on Top Chuck Berry
13 Stevie Ray Vaughan "Texas Flood" Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan
14 Eric Clapton / Duane Allman "Layla" Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Derek and the Dominos
15 Ritchie Blackmore "Highway Star" Machine Head Deep Purple
16 Jimmy Page "Heartbreaker" Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin
17 Eric Johnson "Cliffs of Dover" Ah Via Musicom Eric Johnson
18 Jimi Hendrix "Little Wing" Axis: Bold as Love The Jimi Hendrix Experience
19 Dimebag Darrell "Floods" The Great Southern Trendkill Pantera
20 Brian May "Bohemian Rhapsody" A Night at the Opera Queen
21 David Gilmour "Time" The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
22 Mark Knopfler "Sultans of Swing" Dire Straits Dire Straits
23 Tom Morello "Bulls on Parade" Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine
24 Kirk Hammett "Fade to Black" Ride the Lightning Metallica
25 Martin Barre "Aqualung" Aqualung Jethro Tull
26 Kurt Cobain "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nevermind Nirvana
27 Stevie Ray Vaughan "Pride & Joy" Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan
28 Randy Rhoads "Mr. Crowley" Blizzard of Ozz Ozzy Osbourne
29 Steve Vai "For the Love of God" Passion and Warfare Steve Vai
30 Joe Satriani "Surfing with the Alien" Surfing With the Alien Joe Satriani
31 Ted Nugent "Stranglehold" Ted Nugent Ted Nugent
32 Jimi Hendrix "Machine Gun" Band of Gypsys Jimi Hendrix
33 B. B. King "The Thrill Is Gone" Completely Well B. B. King
34 Jonny Greenwood "Paranoid Android" OK Computer Radiohead
35 Dimebag Darrell "Cemetery Gates" Cowboys from Hell Pantera
36 Yngwie Malmsteen "Black Star" Rising Force Yngwie Malmsteen
37 Slash "Sweet Child o' Mine" Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses
38 Jimmy Page "Whole Lotta Love" Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin
39 Neil Young "Cortez the Killer" Zuma Neil Young & Crazy Horse
40 Elliott Randall "Reelin' in the Years" Can't Buy a Thrill Steely Dan
41 Brian May "Brighton Rock" Sheer Heart Attack Queen
42 Eric Clapton "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" The White Album The Beatles
43 Billy Gibbons "Sharp Dressed Man" Eliminator ZZ Top
44 Mike McCready "Alive" Ten Pearl Jam
45 Robbie Krieger "Light My Fire" The Doors The Doors
46 Eddie Van Halen "Hot for Teacher" 1984 Van Halen
47 Dickey Betts "Jessica" Brothers and Sisters The Allman Brothers Band
48 Keith Richards "Sympathy for the Devil" Beggars Banquet The Rolling Stones
49 Carlos Santana "Europa" Amigos Santana
50 Ace Frehley "Shock Me" Love Gun Kiss
51 Zakk Wylde "No More Tears" No More Tears Ozzy Osbourne
52 Jimi Hendrix "The Star-Spangled Banner" The Ultimate Experience Jimi Hendrix
53 Jimmy Page "Since I've Been Loving You" Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin
54 Billy Corgan "Geek U.S.A." Siamese Dream The Smashing Pumpkins
55 Joe Satriani "Satch Boogie" Surfing With the Alien Joe Satriani
56 Tony Iommi "War Pigs" Paranoid Black Sabbath
57 Dimebag Darrell "Walk" Vulgar Display of Power Pantera
58 Eric Clapton "Cocaine" Slowhand Eric Clapton
59 Dave Davies "You Really Got Me" Kinks The Kinks
60 Frank Zappa "Zoot Allures" Zoot Allures Frank Zappa
61 Kirk Hammett "Master of Puppets" Master of Puppets Metallica
62 David Gilmour "Money" The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
63 John Frusciante "Scar Tissue" Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers
64 Dez Dickerson "Little Red Corvette" 1999 Prince
65 Duane Allman / Dickey Betts "Blue Sky" Eat a Peach The Allman Brothers Band
66 Dave Murray / Adrian Smith "The Number of the Beast" The Number of the Beast Iron Maiden
67 Eddie Van Halen "Beat It" Thriller Michael Jackson
68 Steve Howe "Starship Trooper" The Yes Album Yes
69 George Harrison "And Your Bird Can Sing" Revolver The Beatles
70 Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze" Are You Experienced? Jimi Hendrix
71 Eddie Hazel "Maggot Brain" Maggot Brain Funkadelic
72 Joe Perry "Walk This Way" Toys in the Attic Aerosmith
73 Trey Anastasio "Stash" A Picture of Nectar Phish
74 Ritchie Blackmore "Lazy" Machine Head Deep Purple
75 Pete Townshend "Won't Get Fooled Again" Who's Next The Who
76 Neil Young "Cinnamon Girl" Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young
77 Jerry Cantrell "Man in the Box" Facelift Alice In Chains
78 Jerry Garcia "Truckin'" American Beauty Grateful Dead
79 Eddie Van Halen "Mean Street" Fair Warning Van Halen
80 Angus Young "You Shook Me All Night Long" Back in Black AC/DC
81 Lou Reed "Sweet Jane" Loaded The Velvet Underground
82 Robert Fripp "21st Century Schizoid Man" In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson
83 Stevie Ray Vaughan "Scuttle Buttin'" Couldn't Stand the Weather Stevie Ray Vaughan
84 Michael Schenker "Lights Out" Lights Out UFO
85 Mick Ronson "Moonage Daydream" Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
86 Duane Allman / Dickey Betts "Whipping Post" The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band
87 Johnny Winter "Highway 61 Revisited" Second Winter Johnny Winter
88 Larry Carlton "Kid Charlemagne" The Royal Scam Steely Dan
89 Tom Morello "Killing in the Name" Rage Against the Machine Rage Against The Machine
90 Eric Clapton "Let It Rain" Eric Clapton Eric Clapton
91 John Fogerty "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Cosmo's Factory Creedence Clearwater Revival
92 Brian Setzer "Stray Cat Strut" Built for Speed Stray Cats
93 Robbie Krieger "The End" The Doors The Doors
94 Alex Lifeson "Working Man" Rush Rush
95 Mike McCready "Yellow Ledbetter" Jeremy Pearl Jam
96 Mick Taylor "Honky Tonk Women" Hot Rocks 1964-1971 The Rolling Stones
97 Glenn Tipton "Beyond the Realms of Death" Stained Class Judas Priest
98 John Petrucci "Under a Glass Moon" Images and Words Dream Theater
99 Jeff Beck "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" Blow by Blow Jeff Beck
100 Richie Sambora "Wanted Dead or Alive" Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi