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Singer of the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers
The guitarist from all the super nintendo video games like mega man and streetfighter. although he dusnt have a band "perSay" he can still tear itup
They Call Me The Breeze, Tuesday's Gone, Gimme Three Steps. I could go on. Brilliant stuff.
He is a bad ass guitar player does noone listen to the slide on "Free Bird"
DAVE MATTHEWS IS THE MOST AMAZING GUITARIST!!! HE IS SOO TALENTED! HE SHOULD BE AT LEAST ON THE TOP 1!!
Best 1 man jam band to ever walk the earth. (Probably the only one too)
if you haven't seen him solo, you haven't lived......the way he jams with that slide, on an acoustic guitar is absolutely phenominal, he plays so fast and so all over the place......sure he's not very popular, and doesn't have the image or catchyness of hendrix, or page, or van halen, but i guarantee that he could play any of their riffs, and the only one that might be able to play his is jimmy page.......though it's doubtful
Formerly of the Sex Pistols and accompanying Iggy Pop, then with his own band, his music featured in NANA: Love for NANA Tribute album - ah, his guitar is majestic, epic!
This was a monster of a band during the 70ís. With Heartís original line up, only a few could clam to have ever had there musical talent. Ann Wilson on Lead Vocals, Michael Derosier on drums, Steve Fossen playing bass and three of the most underrated guitar players of all time Nancy Wilson, Roger Fisher and Howard Leese. HEART could play with the best of them and if they would have been able to stay together they would have easily dominated rock music well into the 21st century and for that reason alone Howard Leese should be in the top 30 on this list.
Howard leese is underated. 22 years in the super group HEART. That alone should put Leese on this list.
One of the most forgotten and def one of the best.
m/!!! well done hu ever put this up u are wise indeed
Great player, choppy rhythms and lead breaks great use of stage!
Fantastic style of playing incorporating rhythm and lead guitar in one. Dr.Feelgood weren't the same when he left them.
Can play a pretty mean slide guitar
Just listen to the song Stokin' The Neighbors, Lullaby, Baggage, and Burn That Bridge When We Get To It...
Why The Hell Isnt Euroboy even mentioned here, he is easily one of the best guitarists alive today alot of his work hasnt been tabbed because its a pain in the ass to figure out
Seen the guy twice and have all the albums. The man is the most gifted guitarist I've ever seen or heard. Admired by many of the people listed. Try listening to the song SOMETHINGS COMIN OUR WAY.
People don't know who he is, only reason he's not in the Top 10.
Been playing to audiences for a long time now, dropping jaws to the floor everytime. No one ever leaves his concerts the same as they went in. Playing with the soul and fire most could only dream of. Check out the double CD 'REAL LIVE'. Amazing!
This guy is flawless, If any one has herd the CD Indian summer would know he's one of the best.
he is the best base player in the world,i saw him play in newcastle ,he is the best
When it comes to the slide, he was perhaps the best. A favorite of Jimmy Page.
It would seem this list has also overlooked Warren Haynes.
Robert Cray has been in the guitar business for a while and he has revolutionized the blues. Not that many people have heard of him cause his genre isnt really a popular one, but he is still a great guitarist.
Unbelievable that Jari is so far down this list... truly a sweeping master and writes and plays most of the music on his epic first cd... he should be in the top 10 guitarists on this list beyond a doubt... Slash is num. 1?.. you must be joking...
Lead guitar player/vocalist from Finnish band Wintersun and was in Ensiferum. No one can sweep like him.
Greatest guitarist ever, great solos, great rythm
The greatest uruguayan guitarist.
His as good as Brian May, Queen.
Try to find a solo of him and listen.
He is a god
he's better than chuck norris and the green day , but i respect them but prince
Outplay Prince one hand behind his back
How he ended up at 399 is beyond me... Does anyone listen to these guys perform... The Allman brothers were some of the best in late 60's and early 70's. Dwayne, Butch and Dickey were all some of the best...
bobby cochran played with a chet adkins style from the time he was about 10 years old and has been taking his undistorted skill to the limit ever since he learned how to play.he has a few fast songs that are even faster than any thing van halen or slash ever put out but isnt recognized as he should be because he has had too much lable trouble to atay a professionas for mor than a few years, yet in the little time he had under a lable he produced some of the most complicated peices of musec using both clean 1940/50 style playing and acoustic. that is why bobby cochran is the best guitarist ever.
Karl Sanders is a very technical,death metal guitarist.He may not be one of the best guitarists ever,but no doubt he is very good.Songs like 'What may safely be written' and 'Annihilation of the Wicked' prove it!
ya all should keep an eye on this young guy , he has "IT"
On Buckethead, someone wrote "The only guitarist who can play heavy metal about slaughterhouses and then play a soothing lullaby. ". I'm sorry but Devin Townsend released the DTP albums with both acoustic, pop and metal on. He's diverse, a fantastic song writer, and superb shredder and a comedic genius. What more could you want in someone.
From his brutally heavy work with the runaway success Strapping Young Lad to his solo work and especially his latest album, Ziltoid the Omniscient, Devin has a strong sense of fun, and is a gifted composer as well as guitarist.
Refined the talking guitar that was made popular by Peter Frampton, but deserves a mention on this list.
A relentless and underrated guitarist. Plays with a hard edge.
His major instrument is a slide guitar, but he has to be ranked amongst the best new guitarist. His live show is much better than his recordings though.
He is good..Jimi Hendrix played with him
best guitar player of all times - Whitesnake rules!
Nobody remembers the studio players. This dude has played on more hit records than most folks on this list.
the guy is unbelievable where is his place
from "XYZ"..band came a bit late on the metal scene, but his guitar playing was spectacular.
Hey, why is he NOT in the list. Please check out his work on acoustic guitar and electric. If you can find "Black Queen" check it out.
this guy is good he should be in the top 15 listen to his wasted time solo i just keep my eyes closed whenever i listen to it, i felt i was playing it
one of pinoys great guitarist..too bad he isnt playing here anymore
An incredible guitarist rock/blues genre. should be in top 50
Ernie Isley had to be the best guitarist... Bar none! Not only was he a great musician, but he also had longevity. He played through at least six decades! How many musicians can say that?
I have never heard anyone play better in my life. Next best is Prince. Then the rest.
Ernie is by far the Best Guitarist ever. For those of you who don't know... Jimi Hendrix played with Ernie Isley before before you ever heard of him
You guys are way too biased towards mainstream music. Get a load of this guy.
How the hell is john butler below the "filth who lack talent" that is like 90% of this list. You will NEVER see a 12-string played as masterfully as john butler. There are no song within the john butler trio repertoire that I wont repeat at least once every time I hear it. If you don't know who john butler is go look him up now... Do it... NOW!
If you've ever seen this guy play a 12 string, you can't help but be impressed. Go to you tube and checkout "Oceans" solo...gives you chills...
The best guitarrist (of my country) I ever hear (from chile)
He's really good at acoustic. I can't believe that no body's mentioned him.
he is one of the best Guitarists i have ever heard. and that is the naked truth
He's skill has touched many hearts
Listen to "The Black Goddess Rises" solo!
RIP Chris... There are many fools out there who would vote for someone like Billie Jo of Greenday, but how is it that no-one even thought to put the king of the dobro/slide/invention laden blues riffs of Chris Whitley. Look him up one and all. He has passed but left an indelible mark on the world with his vocal/emotion filled playing. Keep on writing pseudo-nuveau punk riffs and singing about masturbation Billie Jo
The king of all things 80's, plus he has some of the best background riffs.
Nick velensi can really bring rock music to a whole other level. Really talented with clean and hard rock when he wants to.
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"Amos Moses" Jerry is one of the best. Heard long ago he said he didn't learn to play "right"; had to learn all over again. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Jerry!
He's an unheard of costa rican guitarist that deserves to be on this list of 100. Give him a listen.
Not on the list!
People go listen to Manowar, especially the Hail to England album!
See Mato live! I would put him up against any guitarist of ALL TIME! Indigenous Rocks
Michael Hutchinson of Clark Hutchinson... The least well known of the greats but probably the very best guitarist in the world.
Search for some of his home videos on You Tube and hear what I mean.
Brilliant guitarist, vastly underrated.
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