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.
When John Mayer first burst on the scene as an extremely talented and tempered singer-songwriter, he was deemed a refreshing change from the pop saturation of the early ’00s. Even with his fast rise, he seemingly maintained an authentic modesty and even a self-effacing goofiness.
The singer-songwriter sometimes gets a bad rap in the world of music. You think of someone moping with a guitar in a coffee shop, but the 30 sexy singer-songwriters on our list wrote the love songs that became our songs of lust.
John Mayer‘s new album Paradise Valley features a duet with girlfriend Katy Perry, which sort of eliminates the question of whether or not he’ll reference her in one of his songs after the fact–or does it? Mayer himself has said that all songwriting comes from relationships, and with his stable of high-profile exes and current loves, it’s become an unofficial guessing game as to who has inspired each track. Sound familiar? Read more…