What is your favorite guitar solo of all time?

It's a difficult question,maybe your top 2 or 3 that year after year blow you away and raise the hair on your head and move your soul inside.
Tiny Tim's uke solo on "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips"
Hard to top Tiny Tim's uke...Add Neil Young's Cinnamin Girl..The Carpenter's Goodbye To Love...the 'bass guitar'solo on The Sopwith Camel's Hello Hello..The Records' Starry Eyes..Larry Coryell channeling Hendrix in his cover of Jimmy Webb's All My Love's Laughter. The refrain in Let's Live For Today..Creed Taylor (now in The Office) nailed this live with the Grassroots live in '67.
Hendrix "all along the watchtower".
Yes' Live album "Yessongs."
Steve Howe's solo on "Yours is No Disgrace," is the one that comes to my mind first.
Billy Corgan's solo on Zwan's 'Honestly.'
Carlos Santana on "Black Magic Woman". Iconic creativity.
Mark Knopfler's solo in "Sultans of Swing" on the "Night in London" video - VHS version only; Amazing and mesmerizing chord progressions!
This cut was foolishly left off of the DVD version.
All on youtube.com:
Andres Segovia: Asturias
Sabicas: Arabian Dance
Carlos Montoya: Farruca
Roland Dyens: Tango en Skai
Jimi Hendrix "Little Wing" from "Hendrix in the West" UK Polydor 1971.
Blind Willie Johnson "Dark was the night cold was the ground" (1928)
Dicky Betts, "Blue Sky"
David Gilmour, The wall live(is there anybody out there)
Way to many great ones to list them all...
Guitar gods live!!!!
Way to many great ones to list them all...
Guitar gods live!!!!

I agree ith Elizabeth,however; my favorite is Hughie Thomasson and Billie Jones alternating leads on The Outlaws Green Grass and High Tides!!!

I just saw Dave Mason live and still prefer his watchtower to Hendrix.
David Gilmour - most of his solos are my favorites.
Voodoo Child...Slight Return
indeed too many to list, but some of my fav's not already mentioned that come to mind are:

Duane Allman on Boz Scagg's "Loan Me a Dime"; and Scagg's rythm on the same is perfect.

Andy Latimer of Camel - "Ice" (several other Latimer solo's are also up there)

David Gilmour - "Comfortably Numb" - especially the version on "Pulse" DVD.

Steve Hackett - "Supper's Ready", and others
Steve Hackett (Genesis) Firth of Fifth. From Selling England By The Pound.
Ronnie Earl - Amazing Grace
Stevie Ray Vaughan - all of them.
Funkadelics' Eddie Hazel doing his 10 minute+ solo on Maggot Brain. Truly sublime!

Jimi Hendrix on Dylans' "All Along The Watchtower".


Stevie Ray Vaugh playing Jimi Hendrix's: "Little Wing".
Mine is watermelon in easter hay,Zappa. There's better players but that blows me away.
Hard to pick one, but this morning I enjoyed Zappa's Muffin Man solo quite a bit. I always thought that if I played guitar it would be like Zappa :)
Yes, truely too many to have just one. Zappa is genius. Check out the album "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" and in particular, the track, "Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich". His solo is a model of lyricism and economy. Got no argument with the Hendrix and SRV posts, either. Anybody got a favorite, Jeff Beck? How about "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"?
David Gilmour did not play on, "The Wall Live In Berlin", is there another live Wall?

Oh, and I pick Ten Years After doing "Goin' Home" live at Woodstock. Alvin Lee shreads.
One? no way..
Jeff Beck, Because We Ended as Lovers
Christopher Parkening, Laudate from Mozart Vespers
Terry Kath, 25 or 6 to 4
-I agree with Audiofeil on Hendrix's Voodoo Child,although Stevie Ray's version from the box set is mighty fine.
-Blowin' Free by Wishbone Ash
-Europa by Santana
-One Way Out- Allman Bros. Eat a Peach version
-Sweet Jane- Lou Reed Rock and Roll Animal version
-Cruise Control Dixie Dregs
-Because we ended as lovers-Jeff Beck
-anything by Danny Gatton

As far as acoustic goes, anything by Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel, and as mentioned above, "Blue Sky" is the reason God invented the guitar.
Ted Nugent....Stranglehold is one that comes to mind. Sooo many others though....
Steely Dan - Show Biz Kids (Countdown to Ecstasy)
Joe Satriani - Circles (Surfing with the Alien)
Wishbone Ash - Sometime World (Argus)

There are many more that have caused me to horripilate over the years these three...
Calvary Cross live by Richard Thompson
Harlem Nocturne. Danny Gatton
Come live by Lindsey Buckingham
Among others

Ooh. I forgot Bon Temps Roulet live by Sonny Landreth for Zachary Richard
In steady rotation for about 30 years now

And acoustically there's a few from Leo Kottke, Django's Nuahes, and Lindsey Buckingham's Big Love.
"The End" from Abbey Road with John, Paul, and George trading solos. This is my pick for its significance as well as its beauty.
I always liked Andy Summers' solo on Driven To Tears (on The Police Zenyatta Mondatta lp) especially after reading it was the sonic manifestation of Sting having Andy so pissed off at his constant telling the others exactly what to play and how to play it. You can almost hear Andy strangling Sting's pompous neck on that short solo.
Almost forgot - another of my favorite solos has always been George's solo on 'Taxman' ... even after I learned it was actually Sir Paul playing that solo - doh! So good they pasted it onto the end of the song for a second time.
"Spoonful"/Eric Clapton Cream/Wheels of Fire

Been listening to this since its release.
I'm convinced this is one of the most profound expressions of human emotion in the history of recorded music (any genre).

The first time I heard it I literally could not stand.
It was like a tractor beam or gravity fault dragging me down.
It sort of felt like I was having a mild stroke.

While I don't condone the message the lyrics imply,
I find Mr. Clapton's performance overwhelming (Jack & Ginger as well).

Music? Oh yes...

Artist: Pink Floyd
Album: Animals
Track: Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Stevie Ray Vaughan plays Jimi Hendrix/Little Wing
Robert Fripp going completely crazy on Brian Eno's "Baby's on Fire" from the album Here Come the Warm Jets." When I first heard it nearly 35 years ago, I stood in complete awe -- and laughed, too. Had the same reaction when I listened to it a few months back.
Jim Hall "My Funny Valentine" in dazzling duet with Bill Evans from the album "Undercurrents".
Was going to comment, but after reading the above choices, I find I have no favorite. The ones above just scratch the surface. All great!
Not The Wall live in Berlin. That was a Roger Waters flop. "Is There Anybody Out there" is the live Wall disc with all of Pink Floyd performing.
Hodu has it right after all. Just crazy guitar.
Steve Howe's little bridge piece on "Sound Chaser" from "Relayer"
...but there are SOOO many
Jethro Tull - Aqualung - Martin Barr
Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla - Buck Dharma
I'm Just a Singer in A Rock and Roll Band - Moody Blues - Justin Hayward
Pink Floyd - Time, Another Brick in the Wall - David Gilmour
Eric Johnson - Trademark
Jimmy Page, hmm, there seems to be a memorable lead or two, or ten, or 50 or....
David Gilmore many songs from "Remember that night"
Dire Straits/Martk Knopfler many from "On the night"
Eric Clpaton "same old blues" on music for Montseratt
many have been listed above...Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray, Michael Hedges, 3 of which left us far too soon.....Jallen
Dicky Betts on the Live at the Filmore East Album!Duh!Coltrane lovers,Can you spot the Coltrane inspired Solo in the middle of W Post?Starts out lick for lick from Mr.Coltrane.Mr.Betts was the best at putting you down on the killing floor as well as Eddie on Maggot Brain one of the druggiest songs of them all.Warren Hayes on "No Need to Suffer",A 9 minute soaring gem on GOV'T MULE - LIFE BEFORE INSANITY ..Andy on "Ice" as mentioned by BDGregory as well as all mentioned in this thread except for T Tim's.Glad most of the great Prog Rock Solo's are mentioned.This could be an endless thread,So many.JD
Tuck Andress (Tuck & Patti) "Europa"