Sure, lead singers will always have that rock star allure, drummers are indefinably seductive and bassists know just how to pluck at a girl’s heart strings, but there’s nothing sexier in rock & roll than a guitar god. Whether they’re thrashers or romantics, the 10 guitarists on this list have been wooing us with their musical talent and their their gorgeous faces for years.
If you want to get technical, you could say that the ladies’ love for guitar gods dates back to the Orphean myth. Sure, the Ancient Greek hero strummed a harp and not a six string, but he was so damn good at playing music that women fell madly in love with him and rocks literally rolled around him to get a listen. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s, when guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page redefined music that the guitarist became the sex god of our era.
Since then, every boy and girl who’s picked up a guitar and started to strum has wanted to either be one of their ’60s rock idols or get with them. Or both. Contemporary rock star and sex symbol Lenny Kravitz has clearly cribbed from Hendrix’s style over the years and we’re not going to complain.
Then there are the surprising guitar gods. Even though John Mayer might be considered a tad mainstream, there’s no denying that the guy can play a mean guitar and there’s also no denying that he’s incredibly handsome.
Some of the guitarists on our list lent their sexiness to a famous band and some have stood solo, but we’d like to get close with each of them.
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