Taylor Swift Listed As The 8th Best Guitarist Of The Last 20 Years

In a surprising turn of events for music aficionados, Taylor Swift has been recognized among the top guitarists of the past two decades, securing the 8th spot in a recent poll conducted by UK-based guitar retailer guitarguitar. This acknowledgment marks a significant milestone in Swift‘s career, known predominantly for her prowess as a singer-songwriter rather than her guitar skills.

Although Swift isn’t renowned for her technical guitar proficiency, her consistent performances with the instrument during her record-breaking global Eras tour have exposed millions of fans worldwide to her guitar skills, which is noteworthy.

The poll attracted considerable interest from music enthusiasts and industry insiders, resulting in John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers securing the top position. Frusciante‘s virtuosity and groundbreaking style have garnered longstanding admiration within the guitar community, firmly establishing his position at the forefront of guitarguitar’s rankings.

After Frusciante, Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys holds the second position, followed by John Mayer in third. Sam Fender and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead occupy the fourth and fifth spots. The list also includes Chris Shiflett, Tom DeLonge, H.E.R., and several others.

Below, you’ll find the full list of all 20 rankings:

  1. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  2. Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)
  3. John Mayer
  4. Sam Fender
  5. Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
  6. Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters)
  7. Ed O’Brien (Radiohead)
  8. Taylor Swift
  9. Tom DeLonge (Blink-182)
  10. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
  11. Jim Root (Slipknot)
  12. Keith Urban
  13. John 5 (Mötley Crüe)
  14. Brad Paisley
  15. Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  16. Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes)
  17. H.E.R.
  18. Adam Hann (The 1975)
  19. Ed Sheeran
  20. Julien Baker