Greatest 21st Century Guitarists

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The Top Ten

1
Synyster Gates
His string work is phenomenal, his solos are gripping, he shreds like no other and no Avenged song would be nearly as phenomenal without him.
Synyster Gates is one of the most talented musical geniuses of the last 30 years.
This is the best guitar player I have ever seen. I am now doing him on my guitar class project. Awesome!
He is the best guitaris I've ever see

2Matthew Bellamy
Watch him live. He puts on a show like no-one else, strutting around the stage, owning every member of the audience. There's a reason Muse are the best live band of today.
Bellamy was ranked #19 on Gigwise's list of The 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever
. Total Guitar readers voted Bellamy #29 on a list of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time. Bellamy's riff from "Plug In Baby" was #13 in Total Guitar's poll of the Top 100 Riffs of All Time

Bellamy named "Guitarist of the Decade" and proclaimed to be "the Hendrix of his generation"
Hey... I came from outer space and from the year 3013 and we are still listening to muse.. About lead guitarist and singer matt?... Man... He is way better than many successful guitarist.. Even rolling stone magazine honored him with the title of best guitarist of 21st century... And the way and variety of guitars matt uses... Hez the guitarist of your futute guys! :D
[Newest]Matt how could you be beaten by avenged "sighs"

3Brian Welch

4James Shaffer

5Frank Iero
Proves that short people rock the hardest!
Oh my days this list is so wrong

6Matthew Tuck
heart burst into fire was great!
Bullet for my valentine sucks it is the worst band ever their voices are like girls and I think they don't even know how to tune their guitars

7Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz is just amazing at everything from singing to playing his guitar you should vote for him because he is the best!

8Josh Homme
Josh has great versatility playing on drums in EODM and keyboard and singing in QOTSA but its his guitar skills that really demonstrate the musician he is!

9Richard Z. Kruspe
most original guitarist of this time. cool guy and great guitar play
One badass guitar player who proves you don't have to be fast to be the best.
Mein Herz brennt is The Song


10Jamie Cook

The Contenders

11Michael Joseph Keneally
Thunder Horse is The Song


12Jonny Greenwood
This guy can play the guitar like nobody else! His aggressive play style is woven into Radiohead's songs seamlessly. Every solo and every riff is a defining part of the song, and he can really improve the sound of music. He even plays the guitar with a viola bow.
The best guitarist on the best band of the last 15-20 years should be higher than 14
Incredible guitar player. I have never seen anything like him. ever!

13Terry Roadcase

14Alexi Laiho
Children of bodom is one of my favourite bands now. Listen to "Was it worth it" or "Needled 24/7" and you will definitely agree!
The most amazing guitar work out of any band I've ever heard has come from Children of Bodom. I just can't get enough!
Alexi laiho is the best... No one can be compared to him... He is god... He is king!

15Steve Brown
Dynasty Damnation is The Song


16John Gallagher
Shepherds Commandment is The Song


17Christopher Bradley

18Rob Barrett

19St. Vincent

20Jake Pitts
He can play solos and chords he hopefully will one day be listened to not just by 12 year old girls

21Jack Johnson

22Mark Tremonti
Creed restricted Tremonti's guitar ability with their use of only one guitar tune and their lack of solos, but on just about any Alter Bridge song, Mark and Myles Kennedy five headlong into a unique, beautiful, befitting solo and catchy riffs that almost speak as much as Myles' lyrics. Also, Mark's solo band, Tremonti, uses some great solos. I would recommend people listen to "Blackbird" by Alter Bridge and "You Waste Your Time" by Tremonti to familiarize themselves with Mark Tremonti's talent.
What is wrong with everybody?! Perhaps they are unfamiliar with Mark's guitaring but he shreds the axe better than anyone else this century except, perhaps, Synyster Gates. Mark is a great guitarist and his solo on "Blackbird" by Alter Bridge may be the best solo of the 21st century.
Guys I've heard all these guitarist play and some more that deserve to be on this list like Joe satriani n carlos santana but honestly from all these mentioned here it comes down to two guys:Mark tremonti and Synaster Gates from Alter Bridge and Avenged Sevenfold respectively so its up to you to choose what you'l want as number 1 from these two

23Dan Donegan

24Robb Flynn

25Slash

26Chris Howorth
Forever is the best!

27Billie Joe Armstrong

28Brad Delson
He is the best Guitarist! Listen to the hunting party

Paree


29Dan Auerbach
Hell he's better that Frank Iero you can give him that

30John Mayer
Its not just what he plays, but it's the way that he plays it. His style is one-of-a-kind and his solos, especially live, make him the best in the business. This guy is the new Hendrix, and in 20 years or so, he'll too have legendary status.
His guitar playing is mind blowingly good! Could listen to him just playing guitar for hours it would never get old! Can't wait for his new album this year!
he's the best... the best among all of them... he's the best, leave out all the rest,... the guy got the voice ti make your booty go... the guy got the music to make your booty go... the got the crowd of his fans to make your booty go straight... love him
[newest]
He is a real genius. Incredible guitar player. A true musician. He can literall y make out with the guitar and god knows how he compose those finger twisting melodies which soung very good. He is even better on a live performance

31John Frusciante
John Frusciante is an absolute musical genius. His work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers is fantastic, but I think his solo stuff is the decisive factor, that he's the best guitarist of 21st century.
I don't know which song is the best of him, because all of them are great, but if you want to hear real guitar songs listen to "Before The Beginning", "Murderes", "Central" or "Another" from his band project Ataxia with Josh Klinghoffer. Listen to "Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt"... Fantastic.
John frusciante is the best. And so are the rhcp
The 21st century Hendrix.

32Jack White
My top 5 would be:
Jack white,
Brad delson,
Synster gates,
Matthew Bellamy,
John frusciante...

But Jack white wins by a great margin with all others... He's the one who defined some greatest guitar riffs and solos...
29, I hope this list is joking
Top 5 at least

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