Guitar Girl’d: The Top 10 Hot Male Guitarists, 2013 Edition
What? Has another year gone by already? Yes, indeed.
And to mark this momentous passing of time, I present to you my annual list of the "Top 10 Hot Male Guitarists." With tongue firmly planted in cheek, I have scoured the globe to find the hottest, beefiest and most darling male guitar players out there.
Has my sardonic, turn-the-tables column stemmed the unending flow of “Hot Female Guitarist” lists? Nah. But it sure is fun to research!
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So, without further ado …
09. Rusty Cooley
I met Rusty at Winter NAMM in January and let me just say, his physique is as well toned as his guitar chops. And what a cool guy! Yes, he’s on the list!
08. Daniele Gottardo
This Italian guitarist has played with a who’s who of great guitarists including Greg Howe, Ritchie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan, Rudy Sarzo and more. Those Italians ... fine wine, beautiful countryside, hot guitarists. They have all the good stuff. (Photo: Marco Manocchio)
07. John 5
I don’t usually go for crazy, serial killer clown makeup, or painful-looking garb, but when John 5 cleans up, well, hello! Here’s a photo of him at the Golden Gods looking gentrified. Yes, he won Best Guitarist, plus he wins the best-dressed award in my book! Here he is with his lovely wife, Rita.
06. Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy
How has Patrick Stump gone from just OK to wowza?! I dunno, but whatever he’s done, it’s working. And with a comeback album, Save Rock and Roll, that's turning heads (and ears), 2013 is his year!
05. John Mayer
He doesn’t have the best reputation for sincerity with the ladies, but so what? We’re not looking for a long-term commitment, just a fabulous view from afar. Mayer’s doe eyes and lilting coo might make any woman think he’d be worth the heartache.
04. Andreas Öberg
This Swedish virtuoso guitarist and songwriter looks like he walked straight out of a romance novel. And yeah, he can play too! Sigh …
03. Phillip Phillips
He’s sweet. His name is easy to remember. And his song, "Home," is eternally stuck in my head. PP (as I call him for short) has got it going on!
02. Marcelo Barbosa
Not only is this Brazil-based guitarist an amazing player, but he’s also a music teacher. I think I need some lessons right now. In Brazil.
01. Adam Levine of Maroon 5
Levine may be a bit, shall we say, overexposed, what with his regular presence on The Voice and all. But there’s no denying there’s some hotness going on here. And he’s certainly not shy!
10. Shimon Moore of Sick Puppies
I was turned on to Sick Puppies when I interviewed their fabulous bassist, Emma Anzai. Little did I know how scruffily hot guitarist Shim is! And an Australian accent is the icing on the cake. Wow. Their new album, Connect, is one of my faves of 2013.