Eddie Van Halen and more of the world's greatest rock guitarists
The most influential guitar players in rock music history
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Eddie Van Halen was considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His passing sees rock music deprived of one of its most original and dazzling exponents, a musician whose virtuoso guitar technique prompted his contemporaries to call him a modern-day Mozart. Indeed, he was one of a select group of guitarists whose creative clout and amazing technical ability has inspired thousands to pick up the instrument and learn to play. But who else can strike such a resonating chord with rock music fans?
Click through the following gallery and take a look at some of the world's most influential guitarists.
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