You may well associate Alex Lifeson with an ES-355 (thanks in part to his signature model) as much, if not more than with a Les Paul. And that’s one of the reasons the founding member of prog legends Rush didn’t make our original countdown.
But like many guitarists of his ilk, Lifeson refuses to be tied down to just one model, having dabbled with Strats, PRS Guitars, mandolins and bouzoukis over the years. The top two, however, remain the ES-355 and the Les Paul - and Alex Lifeson deserves a nod for both.
You can read MusicRadar’s interview with Alex Lifeson here.
“Alex Lifeson.” (Thanks, bbcoz)
"Rush are an inspiration for me, especially Alex Lifeson's guitar work. That's what got me started!" (From David via email, thanks)