Favorite Guitar Solos

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  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Cliff Gallup - Race with the Devil

    Amos Garrett on Maria Muldaur's Midnight at the Oasis

    Rick Zito on Like a Rock
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner

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  3. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd on this classic. Although the main solo is Verlaine's, Lloyd provides the glue that holds it all together. When I finally saw Television on one of their reunion tours in the early 2000's, I was surprised at how many parts I'd assumed were Verlaine were in fact Lloyd. Two brilliant players in one band.

    Just my opinion, but I think this is one of the greatest guitar pieces ever recorded. Lloyd plays the melodic stuff in the song's first half. Tom's solo kicks in at about the 4:30 mark.

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  4. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Steve Hackett's solo on Genesis's "Firth of Fifth" will always be #1 for me. The solo starts at 5:40.

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  5. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Danny Kortchmar's solos on Warren Zevon's "Excitable Boy" album.
  6. Benturner83

    Benturner83 Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2019
    Hastings, UK

    I remember hearing this when I was relatively early into my life with guitar and couldn't believe it, I listened to it over and over. It's not the style of music I play (although I love Deep Purple) but I absolutely need to attempt learning that solo one day ... Or more likely, one year!
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  7. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    John Entwistle on My Generation. :)
  8. Howitt

    Howitt Electromatic

    Oct 16, 2020
    Huntington Station, NY
    Married Man's A Fool by Ry Cooder.

    The way he interweaves and syncopates off of his 'rhythm' track with his bottleneck track is alchemy.

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  9. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    That's true! I always think of the Ox as a "Lead Bass Player". He's carrying the melody more often than not, especially on their earlier stuff.
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  10. thunder58

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    Dec 23, 2010
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  11. tmcq65

    tmcq65 Electromatic

    Nov 10, 2021
    There's so many!
    Well - some obvious ones...Sultans of Swing - both the middle and the play-out
    Deep Purple's Lazy - I love how this song totally jams instrumentally before the verses.
    Some less obvious solos that I really love:
    My Sharona
    Jessie's Girl
  12. THS3171

    THS3171 Electromatic

    Jan 20, 2020
    You're right, I'm left, she's gone - Scotty Moore
    Blue Days, Black nights - Buddy Holly (DECCA?)
    Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy

    ...and a great number of others... it's very hard to give everyone the recognition they deserve
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  13. Scamp

    Scamp Gretschie

    Feb 22, 2018
    Joe Walsh "Turn to Stone"
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  14. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Too many for me to choose. There are thousands of them.
    Lots have already been mentioned here.
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  15. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    I also fancy SRV solo on Couldn't Stand The Weather. He's not The Ox, but he's OK. :D
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  16. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    I always liked Mark Knopfler's So Far Away.

    I know he played it on a Strat, but that bark is perfect for a Gretsch. Years ago in the Band days, we used to play it on a Chet, and it was always a crowd favorite.
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  17. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Gretschie

    Dec 22, 2018
    Robin Trower has always kind of amazed me. He can take elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk and soul.....throw em all in a blender....and come up with tasty solos with bits of all of them. My favorite example is middle solo on Fool And Me.

    Also like Evan Johns and H Bombs, "Madhouse"

    Matk Knopfler/Dire Straits- Not a solo per se but all the fills and swells he does on Wild West End knocks me out.
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  18. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    George Harrison in “She’s A Woman.” Simple, but perfect for the song.
  19. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
    Elvin Bishop: “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”.

    Jimi Hendrix: “Room Full of Mirrors”.
  20. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
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