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25 famous guitars and their rockstar owners

Yardbarker Logo By From Yardbarker of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 26: <p>Ever since Chuck Berry hot-wired the "jump blues" sound in the 1950s, the electric guitar has been the soul of rock-and-roll. The plugged-in, amplified twang and squeal sounded like noise to adults, but for kids all over the world, it was the sound of rebellion. Sixty years later, "the axe" is still the defining instrument of the genre. Once mastered, it becomes more than just an instrument; it's like an old friend or a spouse. Over the years, certain guitars have taken on a mythic quality; in some cases, they're as coveted and beloved as the musicians who play them. Let's take a look back, and celebrate some of the most iconic guitars to ever preach the gospel of rock.</p>

An axe to grind

Ever since Chuck Berry hot-wired the "jump blues" sound in the 1950s, the electric guitar has been the soul of rock-and-roll. The plugged-in, amplified twang and squeal sounded like noise to adults, but for kids all over the world, it was the sound of rebellion. Sixty years later, "the axe" is still the defining instrument of the genre. Once mastered, it becomes more than just an instrument; it's like an old friend or a spouse. Over the years, certain guitars have taken on a mythic quality; in some cases, they're as coveted and beloved as the musicians who play them. Let's take a look back, and celebrate some of the most iconic guitars to ever preach the gospel of rock.

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