The 10 best acoustic guitar riffs

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When it comes to the history of rock, the acoustic guitar isn't always thought of as leading the charge. Who needs it when we have 100 watt amps and distortion pedals?

But while electric guitar is certainly synonymous with rock and roll, the acoustic is undoubtedly part of its fabric as well. Here, we share 10 of some of the greatest acoustic guitar riffs of all time. 

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