Michael Monarch (born July 5, 1950 in Los Angeles) is an American guitarist. He is best known for his work with the band Steppenwolf.
As the original lead guitarist with Steppenwolf (until 1969), he played on all their hits, including Born to Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, and Rock Me, while still in high school. He also played on Janis Joplins album I Got Dem Ol Kozmic Blues Again Mama! and was a member of the Michael Des Barres-fronted band Detective.
Monarch performs with other 1960s and 1970s rockers in the supergroup World Classic Rockers.