Here's what you voted the best guitar solo of the 21st century

Jake Kiszka performs with Greta Van Fleet at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California on March 28, 2023
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Last month, we asked you to cast a ballot for your favorite guitar solo of the 21st century.

The responses that came in were numerous, and stylistically all over the map, but ultimately, a clear winner emerged – and it was released more recently than you might think.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.