L.A. Guns’ Tracii Guns Lists The Top 5 Greatest Rock Guitarists Ever

L.A. Guns co-founder Tracii Guns recently took to Twitter to pick the five rock guitarists who have impressed him a lot with their playing techniques upon a question that came from one of his followers.

The Twitter user asked Guns for his personal ranking, and the frontman shared his favorites by also explaining why he chose those specific names:

“1. Chuck Berry (Because without him, there’s no real link.)

2. Link Wray (Because without him, there are no real balls.)

3. Page (Knew exactly what to do with everyone else’s ideas.)

4. Hendrix (Forced his contemporaries to re-exam the electric guitar.)

5. Van Halen (Bingo! Still rock music but pushed it to the limit in a palatable way where the song was still the most important aspect of the music.)”

Although he was asked to list five guitarists, the rocker added a sixth name, writing:

“6. David Gilmour (Definition of basic but deadly.)

In an interview with Guitar World a few weeks ago, Tracii Guns also listed the guitarists who shaped his sound. Next to the same names like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Eddie Van Halen he listed on Twitter, the vocalist this time also included Tony Iommi, Randy Rhoads, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, Michael Schenker, Keith Richards, Joe Perry, and lastly Dimebag Darrell in his choices.

You can check out Guns’ tweet below.