#1
These are my top 3 favourite solos:

What are yours? What touch your heart the most? Impress you with their technicality? Anything


This is the single solo that has ever made me cry, seriously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxgY9eEFiYM


Just gorgeous 3:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfAWReBmxEs


Oh god! From 6:25 on it really hits my goosebump levels up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abg4CQgCyD0
#7


Starts at about 2:52. I can think of quite a number of them, but this was the one that immediately sprung to mind.
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#8

2:25 - I love the range of the solo and how there is that tapping-esque technique


3:45. Sounds so emotional (Never thought I'd say that about a metal solo haha)

Around 2:30 - I love how it sounds aggressive yet stands out

Starts at around 3:00 - The technique is so good and the solo is just a monster

No amazing solos list would be complete without some Dimebag!

And finally some scorpions...

The intro solo blends so well with the rhythm I feel like the song isn't complete without it as they complement each other
Who needs shred when you've got rhythm guitar? :^)
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#10
I have so many it would be too hard to say which is my favourite, At a guess, in my youth i was a massive fan of Thin Lizzy and actually did a few tours with them in the UK, so it would be something by Gary Moore or maybe Scott Gorham and if i am honest it would be between Emerald and Whiskey In The Jar.
Then i get to thinking of Dire Straits, i think there is far too many to have a single favourite.
#11
Pink Floyd - High Hopes: (5m6s)


Wintersun - Beautiful Death: (4m29s)


Necrophagist - Fermented Offal Discharge: (2m59s)


Steven Wilson - Routine: (4m11s)


Steven Wilson - Regret #9: (I guess THE absolute favorite solo, and guitarist)


Black Label Society - No Other: (3m13s)


Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast: (2m43s)


Judas Priest - Beyond the Realms of Death: (3m4s)


Death - Without Judgement: (2m9s)
Last edited by Angra at Dec 1, 2016,
#12
The ending solo in "Whole Lotta Rosie" gets to me everytime. It's just simple riffs played crazy but Angus just tears it. On those early Ac/Dc albums he played so free and wild, soloing forever to the ends of the tunes. It was gold.
(3:56)
#14
I like the one where the guy is playing really really fast and then at the end his guitar ejaculates all over the crowd, because wankery.
#15
Quote by Rensa
These are my top 3 favourite solos:

What are yours? What touch your heart the most? Impress you with their technicality? Anything


This is the single solo that has ever made me cry, seriously.

IxgY9eEFiYM


Just gorgeous 3:30
PfAWReBmxEs


Oh god! From 6:25 on it really hits my goosebump levels up.
abg4CQgCyD0


Gary Moore - Still got the blues (live version)

Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb (2nd solo)

Guns n roses - Dont you cry
#16
Lynch's solo on Dokken's In My Dreams is still one of my favorites 30+ years later.

Always liked the way the solo builds to a climax on My Sharona...
#18
Tosin Abasi's solo in the Brain Dance by animals as leaders... That song makes my heart soar!!

(You can't look it up on youtube... They don't have the full song on there.)
#19
I think the solo in Marty Friedman's "Undertow" is a masterpiece because it embellishes the song in a climactic way while still being melodic. It's simple to write a solo that sounds somewhat neat and that can be forced into any song but it's quite difficult to write a solo that embellishes one song in particular by taking into account the context in which it is played in. In addition to that I think Marty's vibrato is a bit unorthodox but nonetheless superb. You've got to listen to the entire song from the beginning to fully appreciate the solo though because it's one of those songs that gradually builds up to the solo from the very beginning. I think this version 3HfQWx2_Dxc is better than the one in the official video.
#21
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Great Mary solo btw!
Edit: Marty solo
#24
Just off the top of my head
In no particular order:

War Pigs - Black Sabbath (Toni Iommi)
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (David Gilmour)
25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago (Terry Kath)
Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore
Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty (Mike Campbell)
Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
#26
Quote by bar2271
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (David Gilmour)

2 majestic solos.
Another Brick In The Wall also has a benchmark rock guitar solo.
David demonstrates that you don't have to play fast or shred to make a good solo.
#27
Marc Ribot on Jockey Full of Bourbon. Great work. Oddly, I learned it on an acoustic.



 

ETA: Bonamassa's cover, just for kicks:

“High fly ball into right field. She is… gone!" - Vin Scully
Last edited by Standard_A440 at Apr 4, 2017,
#28
Alice in Chains-Rotten Apple
Alice in Chains-It Ain't Like That
Alice in Chains-Them Bones
Alice in Chains-Man in The Box
Pearl Jam-Garden
Soundgarden-4th of July
Megadeth-Wake Up Dead
Megadeth-Peace Sells 
Metallica-Orion
Pantera-Psycho Holiday
Pantera-Hollow 
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#30
No Led Zeppelin yet, so here are some of my favourite Jimmy Page solos that really capture his melding of blues and hard rock
- No Quarter (from live album The Song Remains The Same) Very gutsy, with deep bass pedals from John Paul Jones
- Achilles Last Stand
- Since I've Been Loving You
- Rock 'N Roll
- Nobody's Fault But Mine
Last edited by gbaddeley at Apr 12, 2017,
#31
These are my top 3 favourite solos:

What are yours? What touch your heart the most? Impress you with their technicality? Anything


This is the single solo that has ever made me cry, seriously.

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Just gorgeous 3:30
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Oh god! From 6:25 on it really hits my goosebump levels up.
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Oh gosh, that's a hard one for sure! Back in the day when I was in to Nu Metal a lot, I loved the solo from Skillet's Rebirthing! My favorite would have to be Sweet Child O' Mine though. I'll never forget when I first heard that solo! It was so fast to me at the time, but it still had so much emotion! I also love Charlie Parra's Speed ***** song, it's pretty much a 3 minute solo. I also enjoyed the solo from Mr. Crowley by Black Sabbath. I could go on.
#33
One of my all time favs has to be S.I.N, I know its nothing special but both solos just fit and groove really well.

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#34
if it hasnt been said the free bird solo. I have it in my will that its to be played at my funeral because if I dont get moving to that solo im truly dead.
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#37
Stairway to Heaven- I know its cliche but still so amazing. Cant describe why though

Floods by Pantera- very emotional and the pinches in there are ridiculous