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circa 1972: Mexican guitarist and singer-songwriter Carlos Santana playing live on stage with his seven piece band. Collectively known as Santana, they play a fusion of rock with latin and jazz elements. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

All month long, it’s the MGK Top 20, counting down Classic Rock’s Greatest Guitarists.  This weekend is the perfect chance to catch up!  Listen for hourly blocks from all guitarists revealed thus far and catch some of the finest solos from the guitarists that YOU voted into our Top 20 right here. 

We gave you a nice collection that showcases some ‘face melting’ solos from the likes of Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, as well as the more smooth, stylistic work of artists like Mark Knopfler, Steve Howe, Peter Frampton and Joe Walsh.

Our month long tribute wraps up Wednesday with the #1 Guitarist, as voted by you!

Number 5 – Carlos Santana


Santana - Soul Sacrifice 1969 "Woodstock" Live Video HQ

Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Album 1969) Woodstock Music Festival 1969, New York USA Carlos Santana - Guitar Gregg Rolie - Keyboards, Organ David Brown - Bass Michael Shrieve - Drums Michael Carabello - Percussion, Congas Jose Areas - Percussion, Congas





Number 7 – Stevie Ray Vaughn


Some great solo of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Uploaded by SRVMusicVideo on 2008-11-24.



Number 12 – Mark Knopfler


Mark Knopfler - best solo ever

Uploaded by Feko Mostar on 2014-06-26.





Number 6 – Eddie Van Halen


Craziest Eddie Van Halen solo ever!

WARNING:THIS video may cause serious injury or death, side effects may include melting of face due to awesomeness, hair falling out, and eyes and ears to explode!





Number 20 – Alex Lifeson


Alex Lifeson's Best Guitar Solo's: Part 1

Compilation of my favorite Alex Lifeson guitar solo's 5. The Analog Kid 4. Freewill 3. The Camera Eye 2. Natural Science 1. Marathon



Number 19 – Steve Howe


Steve Howe Guitar Solo ~ Yes: Live at Montreux [2003]

Steve Howe acoustic guitar solo. He starts out with "To be Over" and finishes with "Clap". Enjoy!



Number 13 – Joe Walsh


Joe Walsh Fantastic Guitar Solo.

The 8 bit audio from a Panosonic LUMIX DMC was transfered into Pro Tools. EQs and filters were applied, but it was amazing how well it recorded the guitar solo to begin with and it seemed to work quite well within the narrow confines of the camera's frequency response.



Number 10 – Peter Frampton


Peter Frampton Do You Feel Like We Do Midnight Special 1975 FULL

Peter Frampton's performance at Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special, circa 1975. This is the full version, unlike the other ones floating around, with the end missing