When it comes to picking out the best guitar ever made, people have plenty of thoughts and the conversation can become heated. The truth is that it is hard to pick the best from the large collection of great guitars out there. However, there are a few guitar models that always make the lists and which a majority of guitarists and music lovers can agree upon. Here are some of the most iconic guitars ever made and their equally iconic owners.
Jimmy Page is easily among the greatest guitarists of all time, and he used to play with plenty of iconic guitars. But it must be noted that his Gibson Les Paul Standard is among the best sounding guitars out there.
The guitar model he played with was a fairly standard guitar with a sunburst finish. It isn’t as gimmicky looking as some of the guitars below, but it created some of the most iconic Led Zeppelin sounds and thus deserves a spot on this list.
One of the smaller guitar brands on the market is Jaydee Custom Guitars, and Angus Young famously liked to play with one. The guitar itself is deep red in colour and looks extremely elegant. Other notable Jaydee Custom guitar players include Tony Iommi and Roy Orbison.
The handcraft behind the Jaydee SG guitars is immense and the sound is clear and unique. It is a British product, which deserves all the hype that it gets.
Monterey Fender Stratocaster isn’t only an iconic guitar in regards to the great sound it makes, but it is also made famous by Jimi Hendrix. It isn’t that Hendrix played any specific songs with this guitar, but it’s iconic more due to the fact that he set it on fire. At the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, Hendrix decided to close the event by lighting up the guitar, producing a memorable moment in the history of guitars.
The Rolling Stones’ guitarist helped to bring fame to the Fender Telecaster and the guitar even helped influence the way Richards plays. This is because Richards removed the sixth string from the guitar and left it in an open G tuning. The unique sounds created by this fine-tuning can be heard in songs like ‘Brown Sugar’.
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There are plenty of modern guitars out there that have established an iconic status. Jack White’s Airline is definitely unique due to the sound as well as the look. The visual side of music has always been a big thing in Jack White’s career.
The Airline was originally manufactured by Falco and it used to sell for very cheap prices. The White Stripes did help to bring this guitar model out in the open and establish it as an iconic guitar.
The above are just some of the world’s iconic guitars. If you are looking to start your guitar-playing hobby, then picking the right guitar for your playing style is essential. If you are into heavy metal, then you should definitely check out our blog post on the subject.Are you a guitarist? Check out our full range of online guitar lessons