Fastest Guitarist Ever

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41Nuno Bettencourt
42Matt HeafyMatthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.
43Johnny RamoneJohn William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

All right, he is not a lead guitarist. Not that much. But he has speed. A lot good guitarists can't strum like him - zxm

44Ken Kitamura

faster than slash with the same level as ichiro takigawa - ronluna

45Kerry KingKerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

Really? 44? What is the definition of fast for this poll?

He Should be in the top 10...go n lisyen to angel of death solo...and where the heck is hanneman? He should be in the top 10 too

46Joe Stump

Used to take lessons from this guy when he was balding. Most people don't know that that's either a great toupe or he's a member of hair club for men...

Very fast player by the way...

47Matthew BellamyMatthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.
48Allan Holdsworth

Timed at 20NPS. Unbelievably fast and clean. His playing is all so smooth and legato that you don't always realize how fast it is.

49Tak Matsumoto
50Ichiro Takigawa
51Ray ToroRaymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.
52Al Di Meola

Seriously? There aren't 5 guitarists in the world faster or more accurate. I think it's time some of you open up your minds to a guitar player that can actually play

Watch this guy on YouTube
I have never seen anyone faster in my life

53Alex LifesonAleksandar Živojinović, OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.

Not only is he fast, I believe he is certainly the most under rated

Lifeson is the best... Definitely underrated...

54Angus YoungAngus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

Listen to the solo of Whole Lotta Rosie and you know what I mean!

Listen to Thunderstruck so fast - rocker1796

55Jake Pitts
56Tommy BolinThomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple; in addition to maintaining a notable solo career.
57Brian MayBrian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

Highly underrated; Comes, because Brian always plays what's best for the song, not what's best for his ego (like so many other guitar masturbators on this list); He MAY not be the fastest, but he CAN do pretty fast... Still that, fastness, - to me - is not a criterion for quality... ;-)

Listen to Dead on Time, Gimme the Prize intro and the solo of Princes of the Universe.

all the music that's not lyrics and not keeping the beat in Queen comes out of one dude with a guitar. - Queen-aholic

58Jeff LoomisJeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.
59Andy James

Yeah He's really the best guitarist I've ever seen!

All of those Guitarists in the list are all gods
But were talking about Speed then you must chekced this Guy!

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60Tiago Della Vega

I find this list quite strange, because speed is measurable. It isn't opinion. This guy holds the world record for fastest playing ever, so he literally is the fastest guitarist ever. No questions, he IS. This list is just a popularity contest.

This guy literally IS the fastest guitar player ever. He holds the Guiness World Record for playing the guitar at 750bpm! Search this on YouTube: '750 BPM - UNBELIEVABLE- The Absolut World Record - Tiago Della Vega' to see a video of him playing 'Flight Of The Bumblebee' at 750bpm.

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