My Top 10 Favorite Strat Players

1. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha D28 Acoustic Electric, Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Rhinoceros (1991), Mayonnaise (1993), Cherub Rock (1993), Ava Adore (1998).

Greatest Riffs: Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995), Luna (1993), 1979 (1995), Tonight Tonight (1995).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Gish” era (91)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Shoegazing, Dream-pop, Art Rock, Gothic-alternative, Psychedelic Rock, Indie-alternative, Progressive Rock.

2. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Mustang, American Standard Fender Jaguar.

Greatest Solos: In Bloom (1991), Heart-Shaped Box (1993), Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991).

Greatest Riffs: Lithium (1991), All Apologies (1993), Come As You Are (1991).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “In Utero” era (93)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge, Punk Rock, Post-punk, Indie-alternative.

3. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Jr, Yamaha D28 Acoustic Electric.

Greatest Solos: American Idiot (2004), When I Come Around (1994), Waiting (2000).

Greatest Riffs: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (2004), Wake Me Up When September Ends (2004), Brain Stew (1996).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “American Idiot” era (04)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop-punk, Punk Rock.

4. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, American Standard Fender Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Alive (1991), Yellow Ledbetter (1992), Porch (1991), Daughter (1993).

Greatest Riffs: Black (1991), Jeremey (1991), Better Man (1994), Garden (1991), Do The Evolution (1996).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Ten” era (91)

Genre: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, General Rock.

5. Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)

Most Used Guitars: Standard Kiesel Carvin, Jerry Cantrell Signature Fender Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Nutshell (1994), Would? (1992), Heaven Beside You (1995).

Greatest Riffs: Them Bones (1992), Again (1990), Man In The Box (1990), Rooster (1992), No Excuses (1994).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Dirt” era (92)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge, Traditional Heavy Metal, Sludge Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock.

6. The Edge (U2)

Most Used Guitars: Vintage 1973 American Standard Fender Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983), I Will Follow (1980), Bullet The Blue Sky (1987).

Greatest Riffs: The Miracle Of Joey Ramone (2014), Mysterious Ways (1992), With Or Without You (1987).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: The Joshua Tree (1987)

Genre: Classic Rock, General Rock, Garage Rock, Post-punk, Christian Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Alternative, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock.

7. Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul, Martin D28 Acoustic Electric.

Greatest Solos: Shake Me Like a Monkey (2008), Samurai Cop (2018), Why I Am (2008).

Greatest Riffs: Funny The Way It Is (2008), Mercy (2012), That Girl Is You (2018).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: Big Whiskey and The Gru Grux King (2008)

Genre: Jam Rock, General Rock, Alternative Rock, Jazz fusion, Neo-orchestra, Neo-classical, Instrumental Rock, Instrumental music, Funk Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Rock, Adult Alternative.

8. Andy Summers (The Police)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: So Lonely (1978), King Of Pain (1983), Synchronicity (1983).

Greatest Riffs: Every Breath You Take (1983), Message In a Bottle (1978), Roxanne (1980), Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (1980).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: Synchronicity (1983)

Genre: Classic Rock, Post-punk, Reggae Rock, New Wave.

9. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, Martin D42 Acoustic Electric, Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Comfortably Numb (1979), Anther Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (1979), Money (1973), Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), The Wall (1973).

Greatest Riffs: Wish You Were Here (1975), Learning To Fly (1985), The Division Bell (1994).

Genre: Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock.

10. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Most Used Guitars: 60’s Relic Vintage Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Californiacation (1999), Scar Tissue (1999), Can’t Stop (2002).

Greatest Riffs: Under The Bridge (1991), Give It Away (1991), By The Way (2001).

Genre: Alternative Rock, Funk Rock, Post-punk, Rap Rock.

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