The guitar remains one of the most popularly played instruments in the world. No matter what the genre of choice and preference, musicians are somehow always drawn to this string instrument and often take their first steps into the world of music-making and playing through it. Many continue to hone their skills and talents over the years and become exceptional at their art, and go down in history as the best of the best.
Many have come and gone, and continue to follow the blazing trails carved out for them by the greats, but some names never lose their place due to their sheer talent, skill, and power. Among the most famous guitarists in the world—there are plenty of noteworthy names—here are a select few.