Eric Clapton is one of the best "rock guitarists" ever! He was born on this day in 1945.
Clapton's career goes back to The Yardbirds, Cream, and his own solo work.
My favorite Clapton guitar performance is "White Room" recorded by Cream, i.e. Clapton, Ginger Baker & Jack Bruce.
According to Songfacts, Eric Clapton used a Wah-Wah pedal on his guitar. It was great: