Session guitarists tend to be unheralded heroes who ply their trade behind a curtain of anonymity. Ironically, they also tend to be extremely accomplished players who possess versatility and improvisational skills necessary for accommodating a variety of styles. Some, including Duane Allman and Jimmy Page, go on to make names for themselves beyond session work. However, the following 10 players will forever be best known for their work behind the scenes.

Thanks to Daily Swarm researcher Andrew Flanagan.

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