Top 5 Most Admired Guitarists

Brilliantly Designed Instrument:

Music is something which is enjoyed by everyone. There are a lot of ways in which music is created and appreciated. There are many musical instruments which give you beautiful sounds and music. The guitar is one such tool brilliantly designed to produce music. Many types of guitars available in the musical stores. There is the rhythm guitar, lead guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, etc. Some of us play the guitar for the love of music, we do it as a hobby but for some playing the guitar can be their passion. Such people play the guitar day and night and make that their occupation.


Some of such passionate guitarists admired by many all across the world are:

  • Slash.
  • Steve Vai.
  • Joe Satriani.
  • Kirk Hammet.
  • Kurt Cobain.


Slash is a British- American musician and song writer whose real name is Saul Hudson. He was a lead guitarist at the band Guns and Roses. Slash became very popular between the years of 1980 and 1990. Slash started his first band in the year 1983 and named it road crew.  Road Crew named after a Motorhead song. Slash has won so many awards and is one of the best lead guitarists the world can ever have.

Steve Vai:

The guitar world magazine rated Steve Vai as the 10th greatest guitarist. Steve Vai is an American Musician and songwriter; he has sold about 15 million records. Steve Vai has won the Grammy awards three times and nominated about 15 times. The genres played by Steve Vai are instrumental rock, hard rock, heavy rock metal, and progressive metal. Steve Vai is one of the people who dedicatedly work on his guitar. When Steve was little, he used to practice on his guitar for almost 14 to 15 hours per day.

Joe Satriani:

Joseph Satriani, popularly known as Joe Satriani is an American guitarist and has taught many people who have become very famous later on in life. Some of his students are Steve Vai, Kirk Hammet, Charlie Hunter, Andy Timmons, etc. Joe has sold about 10 million copies of his records and was nominated about 15 times in the Grammy Awards.

Kirk Hammet:

Kirk Lee Hammet is an American lead guitarist who was actively part of the band named Metallica. Kirk is one of the best guitar players on the earth. Trained by Joe Satriani and the genres played by him are heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, and speed metal. Before joining Metallica Kirk was in a band named Exodus.

Kurt Cobain:

Kurt Cobain is a brilliant guitarist, singer, musician and a song writer. Kurt has touched many people’s lives by his songs and music. He was in a band named Nirvana and has made several albums like Smells like Teen Spirit and Nevermind. The band has sold about 25 million copies of their album, and people who grew up in the nineties grew up listening to his music. Kurt died at a very young age, and it is a great loss in the world of music.