7 Most Rocking Female Guitarists ...

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We usually love seeing a hot guy playing guitar, but rocking female guitarists make us feel both free and empowered.

The world of rock isn't just about guys.3

Women can shred with the best of them.

If you're ready to get your rock on, check out some of the best rock female guitarists and you'll be itching to grab your own six string.

1. Orianthi

Orianthi

Endorsements from both Michael Jackson and Santana speak volumes about this young, but talented guitarist.

From pop to rock to blues, Orianthi can make a guitar say just about anything she wants.

While she may look more like a pop star, she's one of the best and most universal female guitarists.

While she's only released a few albums, she's guested on numerous others.2

2. Joan Jett

Joan Jett

Nothing quite says rock like Joan Jett.

The moment she starts to play, crowds are hooked.

Whether you grew up with her music or not, you've likely heard and rocked out to “I Love Rock 'n' Roll” at some point.

Her musical genius has inspired countless women to pick up their own guitars and let their inner rock star out.2

She was even honored by Rolling Stone 2003 as one of the best guitarists ever.

3. Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson

Heart is one of those iconic rock bands that everyone knows.

At the heart of the band is lead guitarist Nancy Wilson.2

Her sister definitely has some killer vocal chops, but can you really imagine “Barracuda” or “What About Love” without the signature guitar riffs?

The band is still going strong, thanks in no small part to Nancy's amazing skills.

4. Jennifer Batten

Jennifer Batten

Michael Jackson definitely knew what to look for in a guitarist.

Out of hundreds of guitarists, Jennifer Batten was hand picked by Jackson to handle the iconic “Beat It” solo on three different tours.

She's played a little of everything, from rock to blues to electronica.

Her versatility led her to play in six bands, release several solo albums and pair up with other guitarists for mind-blowing duets.

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