Now that our #MyGuitarFace contest is in full swing, we’ve put together a list of the 10 artists with the best Guitar Faces. Maybe you will find some inspiration to help you craft your own Guitar Face!
Without further ado, here are 10 guitarists with faces that run the gamut from passionate, angry, silly, or outright terrifying:
10. Rob Trujillo
Kicking off the list of top 10 guitar faces is Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo. You aren’t a true heavy metal rocker until you’ve perfected a guitar face so intense it would give small children nightmares.
9. Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani has taught some of the best, one can only wonder if he also taught them the art of GuitarFace?
8. Steve Vai
Steve Vai’s guitar faces are almost as unique as his guitar performance. It’s only natural for his intense playing style to be matched with an equally intense guitar face.
Carlos Santana is widely regarded as one of the most talented and passionate guitarists of all time. His playing expressions demonstrate the undeniable raw passion that he has for music.
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan gave us the blues revival of the 80’s and brought with him some of the sickest guitar faces we’ve seen.
5. B.B. King
Blues legend B.B. King exemplifies how blues were meant to be played – his guitar face says it all.
4. Gary Moore
Irish Blues Rocker Gary Moore shows the passionate and emotionally charged nature of blues through his guitar faces. You can feel feel the music without hearing it just by watching his playing expressions.
Slash is a controversial addition to our list, but after a heated intra-office debate we decided to include him at number three. While his look hasn’t changed much through the years, Slash has kept an intense playing style and equally intense guitar face.
Prince will forever be known as one of the most flamboyant performers in music history, and his guitar face is no exception.
1. John Mayer
Do a quick google search and you will find countless pages of images-gone-meme of Mayer’s infamous performance faces. Despite producing such calm and mellow songs, Mayer has the habit of letting his emotions pour out in the form of awkward guitar faces.
Now we want to see yours! You have plenty of inspiration to get you started. If you haven’t already, be sure to upload a picture of your own Guitar Face to Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #MyGuitarFace – You’ll get $5 TrueFire Cash automatically and a chance to win $500 TrueFire Cash if we pick yours as our favorite!