All the great guitarists came to fame in the second half of the twentieth century.
With the introduction of electric guitars, these innovative musicians created new sounds and invented new playing techniques.
Over the past six decades they have made a huge impact on popular music.
There are plenty of other musicians who could appear in a list of guitar greats. The five guitarists featured here are outstanding musicians who have always been an inspiration.
Each of them is also celebrated for having created a unique new sound and style of playing the guitar.