All those who know to play the guitar are well aware of the fact that the guitar is not an easy instrument to master. And then, on the other side, we have these musicians, who play the guitar as if it’s a child’s play! Watching them play the instrument so effortlessly is indeed a treat to both eyes and ears! Let’s take a look at the top five guitarists that the world ever witnessed!
Undoubtedly, the greatest guitarists of all times! Prince played many instruments, but the magic that he created with the guitar was unmatchable. Early on in his life, Prince had the opportunity to play the guitar, and his talent was noticed by the age of 17 when he signed up for his first contract. And then there was no turning back. Prince went on to become one of the few guitarists of all times, who managed to leave a mark on fans around the world with the quality and beauty of their guitar sound. Not only was he a performer and singer, but also a fashion icon with a whacky dressing sense. Of course, his loss was incomprehensible – the world had lost a guitar legend.
Stevie Ray Vaughan:
With a short spanned career of seven years, Stevie Ray Vaughan still managed to stun the world with his impressive electric guitar playing skills. He played the electric guitar like no other, and his sudden death at an early age shocked the world. Stevie was effortlessly fluid with the guitar. This Dallas-born guitarist had his own band, but his real talent was noticed when he played the 1983 hit song – Let’s Dance. And there’s no denial in the fact that Stevie, in the short span of his career pioneered a revolution in the musical world.
The mere mention of his name reminds us all of the beautiful, soul-filled song – Wonderful Tonight. Eric Clapton was not only blessed with a soft melodious voice but also with a great skill in playing the guitar. Eric Clapton himself considers Prince to be the greatest guitarist of all times; little does he know that today, his name too, features in the list of the world’s best guitarists. Magic descended on stage when Eric Clapton would play the guitar – his vocals only magnified the effect!
This Metallica guitarist mesmerised the world with his precision with the guitar. The way he played the guitar left fans and others longing for that kind of accuracy and passion which reflected in the music he played. And the James Hetfield has to be given his share of credit for the immense success of Metallica all over the world – they change the face of heavy metal music across the globe. Apart from his exceptional guitar playing skills, James is also known for his remarkably down-to-earth nature.