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    Updated on Sep 17, 2018. Posted on Sep 17, 2018

    The Top Ten Australian Guitarists In 2018.

    During 2018, and the way the Australian music scene is at present, aussie guitarists are often the headliners. They have huge amounts of fan followers, going to festivals and concerts across Australia, while buying their albums and memorabilia. Here is a Top 10 list of the most popular.

    01. Angus Young.

    AC/DC

    Angus Young is often cited as Australia's best lead guitarist, while his older brother, Malcolm Young (who passed away in 2017) is best know for those solid rock riffs of AC/DC. The iconic oz band has platinum status with the albums: Highway to Hell, and Back in Black.

    02. Malcolm Young.

    AC/DC

    03. Martin Rotsy.

    Midnight Oil

    Martin Rotsy is the lead guitarist for another world famous band from down under, Midnight Oil. Diesel and Dust, and the 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, are among their best records.

    04. John Butler.

    John Butler Trio

    John Butler created the roots and blues style that is so popular in Australia these days. His discs: Grand National, and Three, have made several charts.

    05. Tommy Emmanuel.

    Tommy Emmanuel

    Tommy Emmanuel is an extraordinary fast and melodic guitarist, with world status. One should check out his, Classical Gas, and Endless Road albums.

    06. Ian Moss.

    Cold Chisel

    Ian Moss is the lead guitarist of Cold Chisel fame, with famous singer Jimmy Barnes. Their notable records have been Circus Animals, and East.

    07. Chris Cheney.

    The Living End

    Chris Cheney the rockabilly guitarist from the psychobilly The Living End, have produced chart toppers, such as White Noise, and Roll On.

    08. Gerry Joe Weise.

    Gerry Joe Weise

    Gerry Joe Weise is a Sydney blues guitarist, with several world tours, that have included Jimi Hendrix musicians as guest band members. Outstanding albums are his Blues Gone Wild, and Blues Down Under.

    09. Kevin Borich.

    Kevin Borich

    Kevin Borich, Australia's living legend from the 1970s, has played with a host of aussie stars. Check out his solo records, Celebration, and Totem.

    10. Dom Turner.

    Backsliders

    Dom Turner, last but not least, is part of the Backsliders, featuring Rob Hirst on drums (Midnight Oil). Another blues guitarist with interesting discs, Heathen Songbook, and Starvation Box.

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