Guitar Player Names The 50 Greatest Rhythm Guitarists

Oftentimes, rhythm guitarists are overshadowed by their lead partners, but October’s issue of Guitar Player magazine makes them front and center by naming the 50 greatest players in that role.

An obvious choice making the cut is Jimi Hendrix, a legend behind endless contributions to music (and a guitarist with a chord nicknamed after him!).

“A school unto itself, Hendrix’s rhythm playing in many ways feels like an even deeper ocean than his astounding soloing,” said Guitar Player.

Another rhythm guitar master on the list is Telecaster-armed Keith Richards, whom the magazine named “rock and roll’s high priest of groove.” Rightfully so — you can’t help but to get your groove on with jams like “Happy,” or mellower tunes like “Angie.”

Other honorable mentions made by Guitar Player include punk-rock rhythm guitar goddess Chrissie Hynde and funk master Tony Maiden.

Check out who else made it on the list by getting your copy of Guitar Player here.


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