Do you know your favorite guitarist’s gear? What about their amp and guitar combo? While some guitarists are more low-key when it comes to their gear, others love to show off their prized possessions. Whether they’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, every guitarist needs the right equipment to create their desired tone.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the Top 100 Guitarists and Their Gear. From Jimmy Page to Kurt Cobain, these guitar gods have inspired legions of fans with their music and distinctive sounds. So sit back and get ready to rock!
Each week we will be adding to our list of the top 100 guitarists but this week we’ll start with guitarists 91-100 on our list.
100. Michael Schenker (UFO, the Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions)
German rock guitarist Michael Schenker founded and led the Michael Schenker Group in addition to performing with UFO. He joined Scorpions early on; his older brother Rudolf Schenker co-founded the band with him. Playing lead and rhythm guitar, Schenker joined UFO in the mid 1970s.
Guitar Maker of Choice: Ernie Ball Music Man
99. T-Bone Walker
American blues musician, composer, songwriter, and bandleader Aaron Thibeaux “T-Bone” Walker is credited with inventing the jump blues, West Coast blues, and electric blues genres. He was listed among “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine in 2018.
T-Bone Walker played a lot of different Gibsons but Gibson guitars were his guitar of choice.
98. George Thorogood
American musician, singer, and composer George Lawrence Thorogood hails from Wilmington, Delaware. With hits like his original songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” he helped establish the “high-energy boogie-blues” sound that dominated 1980s rock radio.
George Thorogood plays an Epiphone Hollowbody
97. Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is most known for being the band Alice in Chains’ founder, primary songwriter, lead guitarist, and co-lead vocalist.
96. Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
American guitarist Gary Robert Rossington plays the guitar. He plays lead and rhythm guitar for the southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, of which he is the sole surviving original member. He joined the group as the final original member left standing in 2009, and in 2019 he passed away.
Gary Rossington plays a Gibson Solid Body
95. Roy Buchanan
Leroy “Roy” Buchanan was an American blues guitarist from the United States. In his early career, Buchanan, a forerunner of the Telecaster sound, released two gold albums. Later in his career, he released two solo albums that reached the Billboard chart.
Roy Buchanan played: Fender
94. Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, Flying Colors)
American musician Steve J. Morse is well known for founding the Dixie Dregs and serving as Deep Purple’s lead guitarist from 1994 until 2022. In addition to his successful solo career, Morse spent a brief period of time with the band Kansas in the middle of the 1980s.
Steve Morse plays an Ernie Ball Music Man
93. Brian Setzer (the Brian Setzer Orchestra)
An American guitarist, singer, and songwriter by the name of Brian Robert Setzer. With the 1950s rockabilly band Stray Cats, he had global success in the early 1980s. With his swing revival band, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, he made a comeback to the music scene in the early 1990s.
92. Tom Scholz (Boston)
American musician Donald Thomas Scholz is the only surviving founding member of the rock band Boston as well as its primary guitarist, chief songwriter, and founder. He has been a part of every record by Boston.
Tom Scholz: Gibson Les Paul
91. Steve Lukather (Toto)
American guitarist, singer, composer, arranger, and record producer Steven Lee Lukather is most known for being the only constant founding member of the rock group Toto.
Steve Lukather plays: Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HSS
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