If you're gonna talk Rock and Roll, and particularly guitar players, here is a group of guys that need to be included in the discussion. From the screaming guitar of Eddie Van Halen, to the heavy riffs and powerful playing of Angus Young's Gibson SG, to the roots of the blues with B.B. King & lucille. It is likely that anyone playing guitar today has been influenced in one way or another by someone on this page.
Would love to see more names added.
Blues Rock / Psychedelic rock
Fender Stratocaster, Gibson "Flying V"
The Jimmy Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun and the Rainbows.
Probably one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Hendrix usually played a Fender Stratocaster upside down and re-strung. He was an early pioneer, paving the way to Hard Rock, and eventually heavy Metal. Jimmy Hendrix was found dead in a London Hotel on September 18, 1970. Hendrix will always be number 1.
Famous for the Gibson EDS1275 used in Stairway to heaven, but more often played Gibson standards, named No.1 and No.2, and a host of Fenders and other guitars.
The Yardbirds, Led Zepellin, Page and Plant.
Rock, R&B, Blues.
Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster. (brownie and blackie) Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, Gibson ES-335
The Yardbirds, John Mayhall and the bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos
Nicknamed "Slowhand", has been inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame 3 times !
Formed AC/DC at age 18 with brother malcolm who plays rhythm guitar. AC/DC would later become one of the most influential Rock bands of all time.
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal.
Jackson Flying V. Jackson Randy Rhoads signature model. Gibson Les Paul Custom.
Quiet Riot, Ozzy Ozbourne
"Mr. Crowley" and "Crazy Train" are two of the more well known songs he worked on. Randy Rhoads died in a small plane crash in 1982 while the pilot of the plane was buzzing Ozzy's tour bus. RIP Randy.
Eddie Van Halen
"Frankenstien" a modified stratocaster type guitar, usually a Kramer.
Probably most famous for "Eruption", the guitar solo intro to "you really got me."
Stevie Ray Vaughan
One of the most influential blues guitarists in america during his life and since his death. Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash in the early morning of August 27, 1990. His is sorely missed.
Instrumental Rock, Jazz Fusion, Hard Rock
Ibanez Joe Satriani Signature model
Joe Satriani, G3
Joe Satriani is a former guitar instructor who taught the likes of Kirk Hammet (Metallica) and Steve Vai. He started playing guitar at the age of 14 after learning of Jimmy Hendrix' death. Satch as his fans call him has been totally shredding ever since.
Lucille, a black Gibson ES-335
The most widely respected blues guitarist in the world. "Lucille" is his trademark guitar. B.B. King is the fictional mayor of XM Satellite's "Bluesville" radio channel.
Rock, Hard Rock.
David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Alcatrazz, Frank Zappa, G3.
Taught by Joe Satriani, Steve Vai is a virtuoso of guitar, and considered to be one of the more technically perfect rock guitarists.