The Best Female Guitarists Of All Time

Female rock stars, specifically guitarists, are some of the greatest in the industry. Many of these ladies paved the way for modern female rockers, creating a solid foundation of style and tracks for them to work off.

From nine-time Grammy Award winner Joni Mitchell to The Bangles secret weapon Vicki Peterson, these ladies shred on the guitar like no tomorrow.

Peggy Jones

Sometimes called the Queen Mother of Guitar, Peggy Jones was a pioneer of rock and roll, playing rhythm guitar in the Bo Diddley’s band from the late 1950s to the early 1960s.


The first female guitarist in a major rock and roll band, Jones was only 16 when she began playing on some of Bo’s hit singles, “Crackin Up,” “Mona,” and “Road Runner.”