David Hebeda Gives His Top Guitarists of All Time

Besides being an experienced certified personal accountant and a dedicated family man, David Hebeda also thoroughly enjoys playing guitar. He has been doing so for many years and has become quite good.

The love David Hebeda has for guitar playing has helped him appreciate others who share the same passion. David Hebeda has spent time studying and learning more about those who have perfected this craft and has come up with a list of some of the most influential guitarists of all time.

Here is who David Hebeda feels are some of the best guitarists to ever play:

Eric Clapton
Known for some of his key songs such as “Bell Bottom Blues,” “Crossroads,” and “White Room,” Eric Clapton’s simple but memorable playing style inspired and entertained many. Clapton is considered to be one of the best guitar soloists of all time.

Jimi Hendrix
Another amazing guitar soloist is Jimi Hendrix, who was able to manipulate his guitar unlike anyone else. His use of the whammy bar, studio, and stage were second-to-none and helped him produce hits such as “Machine Gun” and “Voodoo Child.” He is also known for tracks like “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” and his unique version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Keith Richards
As one of the key members of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards was able to pair his playing up to match perfectly with the singing voice of lead man Mick Jagger. Perhaps one of the most well-rounded guitarists to ever live, Richards’ ability to switch up styles from one song to the next is truly unrivaled. You might recognize his playing in popular songs such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Gimme Shelter.”

Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry was simply ahead of his time when it came to guitar playing. Berry would take regular songs and bring them to a whole new level with his vibrant guitar skills. One of the inaugural members of the Rocking Roll Hall of Fame, Berry is truly a legendary guitarist for tracks such as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” 

Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend didn’t play many guitar solos in his day, which makes him a bit underrated as a guitarist. But as a visionary for guitar playing, he was incredibly important to the evolution of rock-and-roll. His aggressive playing style is exciting and helped him perform on hit singles with The Who such as “My Generation,” “I Can See for Miles,” and “Summertime Blues.”


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