The second half of the 20th century saw huge changes in the world of music. People were pretty much divided with their views on the whole thing – for some, it was a huge leap forward. For others, though, it was a step backward. But despite what their stance on the whole thing was, barely anyone was indifferent when they witnessed the technical mastery and virtuosity of some guitar players over the years. And this was, indeed, something worthy of respect. And still is when you get the chance to see a guitarist perform a piece that barely anyone on this planet is capable of. With this in mind, we’ll use the opportunity to go through the history of the 20th and the 21st century and check out some of the guitar players that shocked the audiences with their technical skills and approach to playing at the time they appeared.