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Most Iconic Guitars

Trumpets, violins and flutes are all well and nice but, really, every kid grows up dreaming of being an axe-wielding guitar god on stage in front of thousands, shredding their way into oblivion.

And designer Federico Mauro fully understands this, having created this brilliant set of images of the instrument of choice for a series of guitar legends. The twin classics of Gibson's Les Paul and Fender's Stratocaster naturally feature prominently, but there's plenty of other extremely cool axes to observe.

Choose yours and get practising your solo face.

(Images: Federico Mauro)

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    Brian May

    Axe with Acts: Queen

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    Angus Young

    Axe with Acts: AC/DC

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    B.B. King

    Axe with Acts: Solo

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    Eddie Van Halen

    Axe with Acts: Van Halen

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    Jimi Hendrix

    Axe with Acts: The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Band of Gypsies

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    David Gilmour

    Axe with Acts: Pink Floyd/Solo

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    Django Reinhardt

    Axe with Acts: Solo

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    James Hetfield

    Axe with Acts: Metallica

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    Al Di Meola

    Axe with Acts: Return to Forever/Solo

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    Kurt Cobain

    Axe with Acts: Nirvana

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    Slash

    Axe with Acts: Guns N' Roses/Slash's Snakepit/Velvet Revolver/Solo

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    Bo Diddley

    Axe with Acts: Solo

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    Bruce Springsteen

    Axe with Acts: Solo/The E Street Band

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    Carlos Santana

    Axe with Acts: Santana

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    Jimmy Page

    Axe with Acts: The Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin

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    Chuck Berry

    Axe with Acts: Solo

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    Ritchie Blackmore

    Axe with Acts: Deep Purple/Rainbow

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    George Benson

    Axe with Acts: Solo

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    Eric Clapton

    Axe with Acts: The Yardbirds/The Bluesbreakers/Cream/Blind Faith/Derek & The Dominoes/Solo

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    George Harrison

    Axe with Acts: The Beatles/Solo

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    Mark Knopfler

    Axe with Acts: Dire Straits/Solo

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    Paco De Lucia

    Axe with Acts: Solo

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    Randy Rhoads

    Axe with Acts: Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne

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    Pat Metheny

    Axe with Acts: Pat Metheny Group

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