The Guitars are More Than Just a Brand Name
The best part of top 10 lists is seeing if you agree with them or not. So do you agree that these are the top 10 most iconic guitars in rock history? Some of them have names and others made names for themselves. Check out these pics and watch some videos of the best of the best in action.
The guitar has always been at the center of rock ‘n’ roll, ever since its roots in blues music. Musically, visually, physically, it’s the single backbone of modern music’s most famous genre, although some are more recognizable than others.
Among the millions of guitars that’ve seen the lights of a rock show in the last several decades, here are 10 that stand out from the crowd.Check out full list at phoenixnewtimes.com
8. Jackson Randy Rhoads – Randy Rhoads
When Jackson Guitars first introduced the signature model for one of Ozzy’s most famous guitarists, it’s unlikely that either the company or the musician thought the angular V-shaped guitar would become every bit the hard rock staple of the only popular guitar with a similar body, Gibson’s Flying V. These days, the models (yes, there’s more than one) are some of Jackson’s most popular guitars, and some of the most common among metal shredders. As if Rhoads wasn’t enough of an influence, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett can often be seen playing one.
3. Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck – Jimmy Page
Along with Hendrix and Eric Clapton (who primarily played excellent, but slightly unremarkable Strats), Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist is almost always considered one of the best to ever pluck at strings. Though many of his most memorable riffs were played on a Les Paul, Page’s most legendary (and overplayed) guitar lick came out of the 18-string instrument that inspired so many terrible copycats. At least the dude from Cheap Trick knew his axe was ridiculous, but Page is to thank for every garage metal band out there playing a dual-neck guitar.