Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 14

261 Carl Wilson
262 Adam Jones Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.

Wow it is absolutely sickening that Adam Jones isn't even in the top 20. This man is an absolute genius when it comes to guitar. People are so close minded and think all talent in playing guitar lies in the complexity. All the other guitar players on this list wouldn't compare to the creativity of tones and improvisations this man makes. Not to mention his visual arts as well. I bet 99% of the voters on here aren't even aware of his impact on movies such as Jurassic Park, Batman Returns, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Edward Scissorhands, Predator 2, A Nightmare On Elmstreet: The Dream Child and The Dream Master, Ghostbusters II, and Pet Cemetery as a member of the art department. As a guitar player I am amazed by this man

I guess no one here listens to Tool, because if you do, and you know anything about music, you should be able to appreciate and love the ART behind Adam Jones' playing. He is my #2 behind Hendrix, I am just amazed that he's not even in the top 100, what!

This guy is a genius. Fantastic riffs, spellbinding solos and full effort into Every. Single. Song. I honestly don't think he's the best but he's dozens better than 120. - arbeZameniC

How just HOW is he this low...

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263 Hiroto (Alice Nine)
264 Kelly Jones
265 Dave Hole
266 Roy Buchanan

A wonderful Country/Blues crossover guitarist. He pioneered pinch harmonics (long before Eddie Van Halen was on the scene), volume swells and pedal steel licks. Jeff Beck owes a lot to Mr. Leroy Buchanan.
He was not showy and didn't care about getting famous (apparently turning down The Rolling Stones). He just let the guitar do all the talking with a loud, biting Telecaster Fender Deluxe tone that could take your ears off! His first 2 albums are essential listening for Blues/Country guitarists!

The electric guitar was the slave and Roy was the master and Roy made love to the slave and the slave made love back and THAT was the playing of Roy Buchanan who belongs at the TOP of this list.

Roy is an excellent guitarist. He is great with both chords and soloing, which takes a lot of skill. Roy's a classic blues guitarist and an all-around inspiration to many guitarists.

Best blues amazing player

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267 I Wayan Balawan

He is a great guitar player and great teacher! A humble person with magic fingers and great skills

He's the magic finger.. Playing jazz, rock, ethic & all around, humble person, always smile & funny...

He have a magic fingers. Never hear like this before. Awesome. Amazing. Cool. Inspired my life.

Best typing player in the world!

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268 Phil Collen

Phil collen was guitaring since the 70's he was fast original and made his own guitar his solo on say photograph and foolin should be ranked higher he in my opinion is in the top 5 guitarists of the 80's that's all I got to say

So overlooked, just like his band. definitely one of the best, at least out of those still living.

When steve clark died phil had to learn everthing that e done for the 5th album and inpressive solo's as well -

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269 Greg Howe

The best rock fusion guitarist ever! Great technique and musicality. He also played neo classical and rock music in the 80's. His ideas are awesome.

Fantastic song writer, funky and incredibly fluid. I bow to his rhythmic abilities.

One of the best rock-fusion guitarrist in the world... He made the last album with victor wooten (bassist), and dennis chambers (drummer)...

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270 Tommy Bolin Tommy Bolin Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple; in addition to maintaining a notable solo career.

A true master of his instrument. Incredible musical talent and ability. Could play circles around many many contemporaries

Well because he wasn't on this list and he was better then most when he was 18!

A shame he died so early, great talent

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271 Steve Clark

Steve Clark is so missed. He was a beautiful man who had a beautiful and you hear and see it in how he played guitar. Can't believe he is so far down on the list. Maybe people aren't looking at the names that are ahead of him, he deserves to be in the top 10 in my opinion.

Steve clark is better than richie blackmore and also he was called the riff master

Not only is henricks over rated but slash is so over rated watch him on you tube he mess's up so bad, a song he has played so many times he is out of it. Steve never played that bad, but yet he is so under rated what a shame people do not know what real music is

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272 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

Pink Floyd guitarist, an inborn musician, a true genius; we was one of the most creative people in music history ever.
RIP Syd =((

Should be in the top 20.
He may not have been there for most of pink Floyds success but he created that sound and was one of the most creative guitarists, composers and lyricists in the history of rock

UHh he was the BASSIST. Plus he joined the band after their studio album (s)

If you wanna write about facts, at least get your facts straight. He was the lead guitarist, lead vocalist, lead song writer for their first two albums. - RalphSaad

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273 Vito Bratta

I can't believe Vito is not in the top 20. He is by and far one of the best guitarists the world has ever known. His melodies are awesome. I wonder how many have ever listened to 'Don't give up', 'Little Fighter' or 'When the Children Cry'? I believe if White Lion was a more popular band he'd have been up there.

He shouldn't be on the 220 rank because of his talent the beat slash in the grammy awards, he deserves to be on the top 50 list.

One of the greatest guitar player and his solos are really fast and melodious.

Masterful guitarist. Great tone.

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274 Andy Timmons

The best... Perfect balance between feeling and technique.
Cry for you, The prayer/The answer... And a lot more. SEARCH IT!

On another level then any other guitarist period. with the most beautiful musical passages ever to be composed on electric guitar you can hear influences from eric johnson, joe satriani, SRV, Hendrix, etc. the most versitile ever also. extremely etremely under rated for his unique fresh original style of fusion and technique. eric johnson the tone king himself said "andys tone is better than his." and steve vai the man who signed him to favored nations claimed that he is guitar royalty. anyone who differs in this mans greatness obviously is an inexperienced listener n does not know true artwork.

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275 Tom Scholz Tom Scholz Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston.

On Innovation and perfection alone he should be considered in the top 20. His style and experimentation all worked out to form one of classic rock's greatest groups. Forget that they were mainstream popular. They were 70's rock in a wonderful nutshell.

Utterly spectacular. What shame it is that he is this far down the list, he must be at least top 30. Listen to Boston's first album, the guitar work is fantastic

Seriously. Tom Scholz is the heart and soul of Boston. Needs to be in the top twenty AT LEAST.

Just listen to Foreplay/Longtime and Don't look back

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276 Taylor York Taylor York

He's an incredible guitarist. He deserves to be in the top 10! It's a shame.

277 John Norum

Europe's best solos and instrumentals have been done by this man. Underrated band and underrated guitarist.

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279 Phil X

Dude Hey is Fantastic! I love his style. Check ist out on Yotube. He ist filling in for Richie Sambora at the Moment by Bon Jovi

280 Roger Fisher

Look at all the people in front of ROG. There my be 15 people on this list who can out play Fisher but no more than that. Roger is one of the best ever and the king of arena rock. With his band HEART they played to sold out arena's all across the U.S. to millions of loving fans. Rock on Roger Fisher.

I see Nancy Wilson is ranked 34 on this list Roger is at 150 seems to me something is wrong. Roger was the best Guitar player in Heart.

One of the best guitar players in an era that was loaded with great guitar players.

Awesome feel and sound... and one guy I could get.. and do a "similar sound/style"... but that's what I was listening to. I was into it... '70's Heart... there is no better!

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