Top 100 Guitarists and Their Guitars (71-80)  

In the latest installment of our series on the Top 100 Guitarists and Their Guitars, we take a look at guitarists 71-80 on the list. These guitarists are all incredibly talented, and their gear reflects that. From iconic guitars to essential effects pedals, these guitarists have it all. Keep reading to find out more about their gear setups!

If you haven’t already seen our lists from 81-100 check them out:
81-90 , 91-100.

80. Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucía (Francisco Sánchez Gómez) is the famous Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and record producer. A leading proponent of the new flamenco style, he was one of the first flamenco guitarists to branch into classical and jazz.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Conde

79. Carl Perkins

Carl Lee Perkins was a man with an excellent understanding of music who could belt out hits like no one else. He recorded at the Sun Studio, in Memphis – and among some other well known songs are “Blue Suede Shoes”, ‘Honey Don’t”, Matchbox” or Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”.

Guitar Maker of Choice: G&L

78. Robert Cray

Five time Grammy Award winning Robert William Cray is a classic American blues guitarist and singer.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Fender

77. Neal Schon (Journey)

Neal George Joseph Schon is best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English, he is an American rock guitarist, composer, and vocalist. Before starting Journey, he played in the rock group Santana and was a founding member of Hardline.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Paul Reed Smith, Fender, GIbson

76. Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

One of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s original members and guitarist, Larkin Allen Collins Jr. co-wrote many of the group’s songs with the late leader Ronnie Van Zant. In Florida’s Jacksonville, he was born.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Gibson

75. Malcolm Young (AC/DC)

Malcolm Mitchell Young, an Australian musician, co-founded AC/DC and served as the band’s rhythm guitarist, backup singer, and composer. He remained with the band from its founding in 1973 until his retirement in 2014 owing to health issues, with the exception of a brief hiatus in 1988.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Gretsch

74. Bonnie Raitt

American blues guitarist and singer Bonnie Lynn Raitt. Raitt released her debut record under her own name in 1971. After that, she put out a string of albums with rootsy influences that were well received, including blues, rock, folk, and country.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Fender

73. Wes Montgomery

Jazz guitarist John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery was from the United States. Montgomery’s particular sound came from his odd method of picking the strings with the side of his thumb and from his wide use of octaves. Montgomery frequently collaborated with the organist Melvin Rhyne as well as his brothers Buddy and Monk.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Gibson

72. Buddy Holly

American singer-songwriter Charles Hardin Holley, better known by his stage name Buddy Holly, was a key and innovative character in mid-1950s rock & roll. During the Great Depression, he was raised in a musical household and learnt to play the guitar and sing with his siblings in Lubbock, Texas.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Fender, Gibson

71. Derek Trucks (The Derek Trucks Band)

The Derek Trucks Band was started by American guitarist and songwriter Derek Trucks. In 1999, he joined The Allman Brothers Band as a legitimate member. In 2010, he and his wife, blues guitarist and singer Susan Tedeschi, founded the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Guitar Maker of Choice: Gibson

We’re almost there! In the next few weeks, we’ll be adding more to our series on the top 100 guitarists and their guitar. If you want to be the first to know when new posts are up, make sure to subscribe so you can get notified. In the meantime, let us know who your favorite guitarist is in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!

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