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Great Rock Guitar Solos
Inspired by a line in Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing", here is a quiz dedicated to ten of the greatest guitar solos in classic rock and the guitarists behind them. Can you match the guitarist (or guitarists) with the song in which the solo appears?
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Feb 14 24
LadyNym gold member
Feb 14 24
421 plays
  I Will Follow   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Rhythm Guitarists Rock Our World
While the lead guitar may get all of the solos as well as the glamour, the song falls apart without the rhythm guitar. So, although these ten guitarists had to follow, they are the lead in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Feb 14 24
LeoDaVinci editor
Feb 14 24
275 plays
  I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band (Again)   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some guitarists have had success with multiple bands and as solo artists. Simply match the guitarist to the correct career trajectory.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Feb 03 24
Snowman gold member
Feb 03 24
341 plays
  Let Me Introduce My Guitar   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some guitar players name their guitars. Some of them have become as well-known as the guitarists themselves. Match the guitarist on the left to the name of his guitar on the right.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Feb 27 24
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Feb 27 24
214 plays
  Three Men and a Strat    
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz features three of my favorite electric guitarists, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Rory Gallagher -- all masters of the Fender Stratocaster. Simply match each song to the correct player.
Easier, 10 Qns, cardsfan_027, Sep 01 23
cardsfan_027 gold member
Sep 01 23
218 plays
  It's Only Rock 'n' Roll! editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
2004 saw the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. In those 50 years the "Strat" has been in the hands of many great rock stars. This quiz features the stars - the guitar - and the music so-far.
Average, 10 Qns, musicmonkeyman, Sep 27 15
14425 plays
  Legends Of Rock Guitar   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The fifteen guitar legends in this quiz have paved a road on which hundreds of other rock guitarists could follow. Each one has a distinctive sound. Some are long since gone but none of them forgotten. Note: This quiz is pre 80's guitarists.
Average, 15 Qns, Bertho, Jul 17 12
10473 plays
  Let's Have a Duel   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Alopeesha can usually be found in the Beeronian bar, his Fender Stratocaster at hand. But, his reputation has grown to the point where even the best guitarists feel the need to challenge his prowess. Let's see who drops in to challenge him.
Easier, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, May 03 13
691 plays
  Great Guitarists: Part II editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers great guitarists from a number of styles. Soul, blues, classical, you name it. If you think you know great guitar players, try this on for size. I dare you.
Difficult, 10 Qns, wmshipman, Sep 29 22
Sep 29 22
4916 plays
  Lesser Known Guitar Greats   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everyone knows all about Clapton, Beck and Page. How much do you know about some of these lesser known guitarists?
Average, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Feb 23 08
ralzzz gold member
4299 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In what band have the guitarists Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, and Ron Wood all played?

From Quiz "You Know the Band, But Do You Know the Guitarists"

  Guitar Man   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Elvis recorded Jerry Reed's "Guitar Man" in 1967 and the remixed version topped the U.S. Country chart in 1981. Here we focus on the ten guitarists who earned the top places in "Guitar World" magazine's poll of "100 Greatest Guitar Solos".
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Aug 13 14
EnglishJedi gold member
465 plays
  Test yourself! Guitar Heroes Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are ten of the greatest guitar players of all time. Hope you enjoy the quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, Aug 01 22
Aug 01 22
1104 plays
  Great Guitarists: Part III   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about great guitarists, with a focus on rock n' roll -- though there are a couple of exceptions.
Average, 10 Qns, wmshipman, Feb 23 08
2397 plays
  Guitar Gods    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you are an amateur guitarist like me, this quiz should prove to be simple.
Average, 10 Qns, msd1199, Sep 14 23
Sep 14 23
5031 plays
  Bend Them Strings! My Personal Guitar Heroes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Because of arthritis in my hand I can no longer play guitar skillfully. But I have lots of heroes! This quiz pays tribute to some of them! Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Oct 10 16
569 plays
  The Slide Area    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a list of ten of my favorite songs that feature a prominent slide guitar. I will give you the name of the song, and you need to match it up with the guitar player who played slide on the track.
Average, 10 Qns, cardsfan_027, Jun 23 23
cardsfan_027 gold member
Jun 23 23
56 plays
  10 Guitar Heroes Questions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a review of my Top Ten favorite guitar players, with a preponderance of some great blues musicians.
Average, 10 Qns, elmo7, Mar 30 17
301 plays
  Rock Guitar Heroes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is meant for fans of the guitar "Gods".
Tough, 10 Qns, themick1968, Sep 10 12
3566 plays
  Guitar Gods of 80s Metal   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you love 80's metal like I do, here is a quiz to test your true metal knowledge.
Average, 15 Qns, Devils15, Feb 26 11
735 plays
  Guitar Brain-Buster    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Test your knowledge of the guitar, its history and some of its most famous exponents.
Tough, 25 Qns, Duncan76, Feb 22 19
Feb 22 19
3459 plays
  Rock Guitarists   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how many of these rock guitarists you know. Some are easy, some not so easy.
Average, 10 Qns, youngmade, Aug 24 15
280 plays
  You Know the Band, But Do You Know the Guitarists   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you name the band these guitarists are from?
Tough, 10 Qns, drinkboron, Feb 18 20
Feb 18 20
793 plays
  Average Name The Guitarist! Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ok, here's the deal: I describe the guitarist as if he's talking in first-person, you guess who I'm talking about. Ready? Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Gispepfu, Jan 05 19
Gispepfu gold member
Jan 05 19
247 plays
  Classic Rock Guitarists and Their Bands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Match the following guitarists with the band they were in.
Average, 10 Qns, dan180dan180, Nov 23 22
Nov 23 22
718 plays
  Kings of Shred Guitar    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Fifteen questions to determine how much you know about the 'Kings' of Shred Guitar.
Tough, 15 Qns, Duncan76, Feb 23 08
2543 plays
  Odd Man Rockin' - The Guitarists Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some guitarists have had the luxury of playing with several great musicians in a variety of bands. But can you guess who these guys didn't play for?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Oct 11 11
Very Difficult
ralzzz gold member
273 plays
  What Guitar Am I Known For?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many guitarists are known for a specific guitar. Do you know them?
Average, 10 Qns, tombo2004, Mar 20 11
2614 plays
  The Ultimate Name the Guitarist! Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
These are just 15 multiple choice questions about some well-known guitarists. They should be easy for the average guitarist historian. (Mostly Rock Guitarists, but there are a few others)
Difficult, 15 Qns, Berkshire12, Dec 13 10
1871 plays
  Guitar masters    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about guitar heroes!
Average, 15 Qns, RitchyHerinx, Mar 13 22
Mar 13 22
1251 plays
  Guitar Players and Their Guitars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try and see if you can match the legendary guitarists to their legendary guitars.
Average, 10 Qns, MetalLicker, Mar 12 19
Mar 12 19
1050 plays
  Guitarists of the 80s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a little quiz to see how much you remember about the 80s hair band guitarists. This is also my first quiz. Hope you enjoy! =)
Tough, 10 Qns, scottykinsley, Nov 01 11
2065 plays
  Great Guitarists: Part I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These players may not all be guitar gods -- but they have helped shape the face of modern music.
Difficult, 10 Qns, wmshipman, Feb 23 08
1141 plays
  Name That Guitar Player    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Identify these pickers if you can.
Tough, 10 Qns, tncvols, Oct 11 10
632 plays
  Real Guitar Heroes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a brief quiz for all you axe-slingers.
Tough, 10 Qns, bogside, Feb 11 12
3137 plays
  Son of Guitar Gods    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the second installment of Guitar Gods, and hopefully a little tougher.
Average, 10 Qns, msd1199, Feb 23 08
1324 plays
  Famous Axes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I name the artist.. you name the brand/model.. or nickname of the guitar.
Tough, 10 Qns, bocephuz, Nov 21 12
271 plays
  Legendary Guitarists    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my quiz on legendary guitarists of rock, metal, blues and more. Question will range from easy to very tough. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, nqsq57, Jun 14 12
1027 plays
  Guitar God Inquizition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about guitar gods and their guitars. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, Frankm, Aug 13 22
Aug 13 22
2326 plays
  Birth Years Of Guitar Players    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I'll give you the guitar player, and you give me the year of birth (all questions are multiple choice).
Tough, 25 Qns, Lost_Player, Jun 29 13
535 plays
  Legendary Guitarists 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My second quiz on legendary guitarists. Should be harder than the first. Enjoy.
Difficult, 10 Qns, nqsq57, Feb 23 08
713 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Random trivia on some of music's greatest guitarists.
Tough, 10 Qns, guitarninja90, Mar 12 15
647 plays

Guitarists Trivia Questions

1. Who was the guitarist who has played on all albums by Bon Jovi?

From Quiz
Rock Guitarists

Answer: Richie Sambora

Richie replaced Bon Jovi's original guitarist Dave Sarbo after attending a concert and becoming friends with Jon Bon Giovi a.k.a Jon Bon Jovi. He attended a band rehearsal and when Jon heard the band decided it sounded better than ever and hired Richie Sambora.

2. One of my heroes was the leader of the popular 80s band Dire Straits. Who is he?

From Quiz Bend Them Strings! My Personal Guitar Heroes

Answer: Mark Knopfler

In addition to being one of the most respected guitarists in the music business, Mark Knopfler has used his success to fuel his hobby--collecting classic cars. Among his prized possessions are a Maserati 300S and an Austin Healey 100S.

3. At number ten in the poll is Eric Clapton for "Crossroads", recorded live at Winterland in San Francisco in March 1968 and released later that year on Cream's "Wheels of Fire" album. What, though, is Clapton's middle name?

From Quiz Guitar Man

Answer: Patrick

Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey on the outskirts of London in 1945. Nicknamed "Slowhand", he was awarded a C.B.E. for services to music in 2004. He is the first (and 15 years later still the only) person to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame three times: he first entered the Hall as a member of The Yardbirds in 1992, earned a second induction a year later as a member of Cream, and was then honored for the third time as a solo artist in 2000. Clapton was voted number two on "Rolling Stone" magazine's poll of the "100 Greatest Guitarists".

4. What group did guitarists Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Larry Carlton both play for?

From Quiz You Know the Band, But Do You Know the Guitarists

Answer: Steely Dan

Some popular songs by Steely Dan are "Kid Charlemagne", "Peg", "Reeling in the Years" and "Do It Again".

5. John Sykes has played with some of the best musicians over his long and storied career. Which drummer did he never get a chance to play with?

From Quiz Odd Man Rockin' - The Guitarists Edition

Answer: Lee Kerslake

John Sykes, born in the UK in 1959, has had the privilege of playing with many great drummers. He played with Brian Downey in Thin Lizzy, he got a chance to shred with Carmine Appice in Blue Murder and his work with Whitesnake allowed him play with Cozy Powell. Lee Kerslake is the long time drummer for Uriah Heep and even logged time with Ozzy Osbourne while Randy Rhoads was his guitarist. John Sykes has announced his plan to play with another phenomenal drummer, Mike Portnoy, of Dream Theater fame.

6. Waylon Jennings "saw the world with a five piece band". His signature guitar was this model...

From Quiz Famous Axes

Answer: Fender Broadcaster

His most famous axe is a floral patterned black and white 1953 Fender Broadcaster... an early version of the model that was later renamed Telecaster. Waylon was also the bass player for Buddy Holly and famously traded places with him taking the bus instead of the plane to the next show..avoiding the fatal plane crash that killed Holly as well as Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.

7. This guitar icon started out as a session musician. He was a member of the Yardbirds, then formed the supergroup Led Zeppelin. Who was this?

From Quiz Guitar Heroes

Answer: Jimmy Page

Page also formed the 1980s supergroup, the Firm. He was also ranked ninth in Rolling stones' list of greatest guitarists of all time. Many of his favorite guitars which he performed with were Gibson Les Paul, Gibson EDS-1275 or Fender Telecaster. Page was also known to have influenced several well-known guitarists, such as Joe Satriani, James Hetfield, Ace Frehley and Angus Young.

8. Who is the Swedish guitar giant known as "The King of Shred Guitar"?

From Quiz Guitar Gods of 80s Metal

Answer: Yngwie Malmsteen

Malmsteen started his music career with the band Steeler that featured singer Ron Keel on vocals. His current singer is former Judas Priest/Iced Earth screamer Tim "Ripper" Owens.

9. Who is the now-accomplished acoustic player who was originally a keyboard player for Al Stewart?

From Quiz Name That Guitar Player

Answer: Peter White

He had to borrow a guitar for his first guitar work with Al Stewart. The song he played on for Al was "On the Border".

10. Which band was Eric Clapton a member of early in his career?

From Quiz Classic Rock Guitarists and Their Bands

Answer: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers

Eric joined them in 1965. Prior to that, he was a member of the Yardbirds.

11. What nickname (colour) was given to Eric Clapton's Fender Stratocaster?

From Quiz Guitar Players and Their Guitars

Answer: Blackie

Yes, it was Blackie, of which Fender recently released a copy of.

12. This guitar player is famous for using his two-handed tapping, natural and artificial harmonics and speedpicking?

From Quiz Guitar masters

Answer: Eddie Van Halen

Eddie is the lead guitarist for the American rock band, Van Halen.

13. Which guitarist was arrested for threatening his accountant, Cliff Davis?

From Quiz Legendary Guitarists 2

Answer: Peter Green

The original guitarist for Fleetwood Mac and a one time member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Green was institutionalized on a couple of occasions, including the accountant incident in 1977.

14. What guitarist started out playing banjo in bluegrass acts before finding fame with the Grateful Dead?

From Quiz Great Guitarists: Part III

Answer: Jerry Garcia

Jerry was an excellent banjo player, and recorded a great album as part of the band Old And In The Way -- which also included mandolinist David Grisman. He continued recording bluegrass and traditional music with Grisman until just before he died.

15. System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian is of what descent?

From Quiz Guitarists

Answer: Armenian

The entire band is of Armenian descent.

16. The audience went wild - the tortured Fender Stratocaster screeched as it was set ablaze on-stage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Who was responsible for this act of pyromania?

From Quiz It's Only Rock 'n' Roll!

Answer: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi was born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle in 1942. His father, who had been away on military service at the time he was born, disliked the name and renamed him James Marshall Hendrix in 1946. Hendrix's scorched Monterey Festival Strat was later restored and used by Frank Zappa. Zappa's son Dweezil put the guitar up for auction in 2002, but refused to sell for the top bid of £300,000 (more than half-a-million dollars).

17. Jimmy Page is very well known for what guitar?

From Quiz What Guitar Am I Known For?

Answer: Les Paul

Jimmy Page is known as one of the greatest Les Paul players. He also was famous for his double-neck Gibson SG, and used many other guitars throughout his career.

18. This cat was an amazing songwriter, but most folks tend to forget what a wonderful guitar player he was (even though he's often shown with his guitar). Who is the soulful guitarist who had such hits as "Move On Up" and "Future Shock"?

From Quiz Great Guitarists: Part II

Answer: Curtis Mayfield

Curtis is best known for his soundtrack to the film "Superfly". Songs off of that album include "Pusherman", "Freddie's Dead" and "Superfly". Fishbone went on to record a nice version of "Freddie's Dead" on their "Truth & Soul" album. Gordon Parks, Jr., incidentally, directed the film "Superfly".

19. Who was the lead guitarist for Washington, DC's hardcore heroes Minor Threat?

From Quiz Great Guitarists: Part I

Answer: Lyle Preslar

Minor Threat, and Dischord Records, helped shape the face of the hardcore punk scene in the 1980s -- and created the "straight-edge" movement. Smalley sang for Dag Nasty, while MacKaye sang for Minor Threat and Nelson banged those drums!

20. Which guitarist was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 12th 1954?

From Quiz Name the Guitarist!

Answer: Pat Metheny

It was Pat Metheny, an innovative guitarist mainly known in the contemporary jazz genre. Steve Vai was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 6, 1960, Neal Schon was born February 27, 1954 in San Mateo, California, and Tommy Shaw was born September 11, 1953 in Montgomery, Alabama.

21. With which band are K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton associated?

From Quiz Son of Guitar Gods

Answer: Judas Priest

An easy one to get you warmed up.

22. This great guitarist from London died way too young at the age of 25. He is best known for his work in the band Free, but he also fronted a solo band called Back Street Crawler. Do you know the name of this guitar player?

From Quiz Lesser Known Guitar Greats

Answer: Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff is probably best known for his work on the song "All Right Now" by the band Free. Kossoff started Free with Simon Kirke and Paul Rodgers in 1968. After Free split, due to Kossoff's drug problems, Kirke and Rodgers formed another band called Bad Company. Kossoff died on an airplane due to a drug-induced heart attack in 1976.

23. This sorely underrated guitarist played for one of the most successful bands of the 70s. They are still knocking out albums today. He has put out one solo record called "Victor". Who is he?

From Quiz Rock Guitar Heroes

Answer: Alex Lifeson of Rush

"Victor" is a far departure from Rush's usual fare. It has a hard edged industrial sound. Lifeson joined Rush when he was 17.

24. One could say Jimi Hendrix's life was one big blast of distortion. His career at the top lasted only four years before his death in 1970. What was peculiar about his guitar that made him very difficult to emulate?

From Quiz Legends Of Rock Guitar

Answer: Nothing. He just played his strat upside-down

Jimi Hendrix learnt to play guitar on a borrowed acoustic guitar while doing national service in the U.S. Army. He was discovered by the Animals Chas Chandler while supporting the likes of Sam Cooke and Little Richard and soon moved to England to become a massive star in his own right.

25. House Of Lords covered Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home" on their SAHARA album. Who played lead guitar on that song?

From Quiz Guitarists of the 80s

Answer: Doug Aldrich

Vito Bratta played guitar for White Lion, Lanny Cordola played on House Of Lords self-titled debut, and Bray Jay played for Keel.

26. Who plays rhythm guitar in Aerosmith?

From Quiz Guitar Brain-Buster

Answer: Brad Whitford

Joe Perry plays lead.

27. Who is famous for playing the Ibanez Jem 777 series?

From Quiz Real Guitar Heroes

Answer: Steve Vai

Of course! He also was one of the first famous proponents of the 7-string.

28. What kind of guitar is Mark Tremonti of Creed known for playing?

From Quiz Guitar God Inquizition

Answer: PRS (Paul Reed Smith)

I've seen him with this company's guitars in every magazine and TV performance.

29. What's the birth year of Steve Vai?

From Quiz Birth Years Of Guitar Players

Answer: 1960

Born on June 6, 1960 in NY.

30. Who is the guitarist who famously created the guitar solo "Eruption"?

From Quiz Rock Guitarists

Answer: Eddie Van Halen

Eddie played this solo on Van Halen's self titled debut album released in 1978. It remains to this day one of the greatest solos of all time.

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