Rick Beato has created a landmark YouTube series discussing the greatest guitarists between 1929 and 1989. No easy feat. The first part spotlights guitarists from 1929-1969, which includes such players as Andres Segovia, Julian Green, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, BB King, Albert King, Django Reinhardt, Jim Hall, Dick Dale, George Harrison, Steve Cropper, Chet Atkins, Glen Campbell, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Peter Green.
The second part encompasses the decade of the 1970s and watch for Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Jerry Reed, Duane Allman, Terry Kath, Peter Frampton, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Tommy Iommi, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Eddie Van Halen, Mark Knopfler and Randy Rhoads.
The third part focuses on real-life guitar heroes from 1980-1989 Rick divides up into innovators shredders, blues and super shredders. The super shredders category includes Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, Tony MacAlpine and Buckethead. In the blues category were guitarists Brian Setzer, Gary Moore and Richie Sambora. The shredders include Phil Collen, Dimebag Darrell, Adrian Vandenberg, Vito Britta, George Lynch and Jake E. Lee. The innovators included Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, David Gilmour and Joe Satriani.