Best Guitarists Alive In 2016


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21Phil Keaggy

This man should be number one. That is fact. If you disagree it's because you don't know his work. Because he identifies as a Christian musician his music isn't played in mainstream markets so he is almost unknown. It isn't right. He's more complex than Van Halen. There was even a rumor out there once that he jammed with Hendrix one time (which is untrue - but the fact that such a rumor exists points to the fact that he's a master guitarist). Seriously, listen to him, soak his music in over some time, and tell me that he's not the most intricately-skilled guitarist of all-time. - BKAllmighty

22Roger McGuinnJames Roger McGuinn known professionally as Roger McGuinn and previously as Jim McGuinn, is an American musician.

Does not need to be the most vicious shredder or fastest speed demon; just his ringing 12 string Rickenbacker making some of the sweetest sounds in rock history.

23Alex 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.
24Mark Tremonti
25John 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.
26Mick ThomsonMickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.
27Tony IommiAnthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer.
28John Mayer
29Jeff BeckGeoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.
30Robert Fripp
31James HetfieldJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
32Kai Hansen
33Brian Setzer
34Newton Faulkner
35Derek Trucks
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