Best Guitarists Ever

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261Kelly Jones
262Misha Mansoor

How is the Messiah, himself, only 268?

263Carl Wilson
264Dave Hole
265I 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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266Phil 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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267Vito 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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268Roy 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.

Roy should be there right under hendrix and right before jeff beck these 3 are the most talented

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269Tom ScholzDonald 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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270John Norum

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

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271Greg 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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272Tommy BolinThomas 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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273Syd Barrett

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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274Roger 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.

Played some of the greatest riffs in rock history.

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275Andy 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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276Taylor York

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

277Stanley Jordan

I'm shocked that no one mentioned him. Guitar Wizard.

Produce so relaxing tunes

Has really unique way of playing. Also can play two guitars at the same time, or guitar and keyboard (too hard to find this one to see).

Check him out you'll see he kick ass.

Simply the best. There is no one like him, he practically invent a new way of playing guitar. He has done covers of Beatles, Miles and Hendrix, all of which unique. There is no one that can rival Stan.

Clearly not a Great Jazz Guitarist list.

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279Kristofer Dahl
280Nile Rodgers
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