Best Guitarists Ever

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181Zoltan Bathory

Yes! Five Finger Death Punch's guitarist is on here! He shreds real well. - NuMetalManiak

182Seasick Steve

He makes me laugh he has like 3 strings on his guitar but he has done well and he is rather good. And for that reason I just had to add him.

183Peter White
184Rudolf SchenkerRudolf Schenker is a German guitarist and founding member of the hard rock band Scorpions, being the rhythm/lead guitarist and one of the main songwriters of the band.

Ever in the shadow of his brother Rudy rocks with his stage presence and ability to shred on command.

This man is the great heart of the Scorpions, just watch and listen, he is a superb front man but also a very good guitarist, I cannot imagine Scorpions without him.
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185Marv Tarplin
186Dan ReynoldsDaniel Coulter "Dan" Reynolds is an American musician, most famous as frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. He has also released an Extended Play titled Egyptian - EP as a duo with Aja Volkman under the moniker Egyptian.
187Ben MoodyBenjamin Robert "Ben" Moody is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.

Best guitarist ever. How Ben Moody is so low? Actually this is a crap list, this guy definitely deserves to enter into top ten. Ben is incredibly talented. Her lyrics so beautiful. Such as Guitar solo on Going Under and deep meaning lyris on My Immortal. Ben was a awesome guitarist of Evanescence, but now he is left. I hope you will one day return to the group. Thank you Ben, you are the best guitarist and Evanescence is the best band ever. God bless Ben!

I know you are the best and I know you so please make vote on ben he's top.i love you ben moody.

He is one of the greatest guitarists, definitely. - 05yusuf09

188Brian JonesLewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.V4 Comments
189Jason Becker

Not only are his skills godlike, his music is great too! Unlike EVERY OTHER Shredder out there (Except Marty Friedman, who is another one of my favorites)! If he didn't have ALS, he would rule the world... Listen to his solo album 'Perpetual Burn' if you don't believe me, or if you're too lazy, search "Jason Becker serrana" on YouTube...

Awesome! All I can say is search this guy on YouTube. Listen to him with your eyes closed then experience watching him. It is crazy, he is truly amazing his technique is one very few can mimic. So Jason should be in the top ten. Listen to Perpetual Burn. Higher or just Google him and listen to his music. You will not be disappointed

Billie Joe, Kurt Cobain are you nuts or something. Jason Becker is easily one of the greatest metal guitarist of all time. Listen to altitude. That songs had so much emotions that even 1000000 slashs can't match. Great changes but they just added to the beauty of the song. Really his body wasn't much supportive otherwise he could have easily been next to Hendrix. He has done so much at such an early age and then stopped, and that's quite unfortunate, that we imagine that Beethoven or Vivaldi is playing the instrument.

Jason was great...

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190Johnny 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.

This list is bogus. Kirk hammett, billie joel armstrong. They were all influenced by the legend Johnny Ramone. He had a revolutionary buzzsaw sound. My favorite guitarist of all time.

He is a perfect example of what rhythm guitar playing should be.

Invented a very new style of strumming the guitar, awesome!

I like to listen to listen to this guy more than Hendrix

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191Dick Dale

No sound like him. While definitely not the best if you base skill solely on technical ability, I feel that he deserves to be at least in the top fifty of all time due to his originality, speed, sound, and just overall talent.

Surf guitar master, show me a person who can pluck like that beast!

I have never heard anyone sound like him. He is the king of the surf rock guitar. - Rambles

Have you heard his music? It's awesome

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192Pat Metheny

Ditto, the greatest guitarist ever! His technique and talent is unsurpassed. He has so many Grammy's I can't believe he isn't at least listed in the the top 10! He is one of a kind, truly amazing!

This list must be a rock guitarist list. Otherwise I cannot explain how Pat Metheny ended up at such position. Saw him live several times, he is brilliant.

His performing's are fabulous, outstanding magic and control on guitar. He is the very best one. If we are talking about the best ever guitar players, Pat is live legend!

This is absolute proof that the voters on this list are musically illiterate. Don't know what they are missing.

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193Sugizo

Sugizo's music is unique and let me go into an imagination space. He plays the guitar with powerful music, but the music is full of graceful melody. It lets his fans feel so excited. If you listen to his music once, you will absolutely be addicted to his music. From my point of view, he is the greatest guitarist.

Sugizo is great! He should be higher on the list. He's not just a great guitarrist, he's a great human being!

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194Jinxx

Thank you! Jinxx is amazing at guitar. When he comes together with jake it's just perfect. I can't believe that he's 193 on the list. He should be first!

Jinxx is a great guitarist. He deserves better than 191.

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195Robb Flynn
196John Lee Hooker

Yikes! This is an embarrassment to every voter in this poll. Jeez, might want to pick up a book on the Giants of American music. Then pick up a couple of his tracks. Do yourself a favor.

What? 198? If people looked further back into rock, they will find those in the blues who greatly influenced music. He was one of the greats! I regret to this day that I never saw him live.

George Thorogood covers him (one bourbon one scotch one beer), he was in the Blues Brothers as a street musician. He is the musical for runner of nearly everyone on this list!

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197Niro Knox
198Ryan Peake
199John 5

Not that great with Rob Zombie but if you listen to his solo albums you'll see he is amazing. can play everything - lukeburket

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200Nick Drake
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