Greatest Living Guitarists


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41Pata (X Japan)
42Neal SchonNeal Joseph Schon is an American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English. He is Journey's last original constant member, having participated in every album and tour to date.

Don't vote for Chuck Berry cause he'll probably die the next day after you vote

43John PetrucciJohn Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

The guitarist and often composer for Dream Theater, Petrucci knows how to play. He pours emotion into everything he does, and is incredibly technically gifted. Considering Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher are no longer with us; Petrucci is my pick for best living guitarist (closely followed by Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson and the original JP, Jimmy Page).

It was a tie between him and Tom Morello for me

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44Marty FriedmanMartin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted more.

Tornado Of Souls, Hanger 18, Holy Wars, listen to them.

This is insane that he is this low

45Angus 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.
46Mark Tremonti
47Orianthi Panagaris

Insanely talented young guitarist

48Pat Metheny

The list seemed so much incomplete without him

49Sungha Jung
50Paul Gilbert

Are you serious that he wasn't even on this list... Come on people!

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51Ace FrehleyPaul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss.

No list is complete without the Spaceman... Should have been in the top 1010

Should not be on this list---he sucks!

52Alex LifesonAleksandar Živojinović, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.

As usual, no respect. One of the greatest guitarists alive. Easily Top 20. Real musicianship, not pseudo/mimicry.

53Mike McCready

Unbelievably underrated because he isn't the only guitarist in Pearl Jam. The things he does in a live show are incredible. Yes Eddie Veder is the face and voice of the group but McCready is the soul of the sound.

54Richard Z. Kruspe

He is just the best Guitarist from ALL TIME.

56Doyle Bramhall II
57Jim RootJames Donald "Jim" Root, also known by his number #4, is an American musician known for being the rhythm/lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former lead guitarist for alternative metal band Stone Sour.
58Billie Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
59Ronald Laster
60Steve Cropper
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