Best Guitarists Ever

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321Greg Allman

You must have him confused with somebody else! Get Real!

Creator of the two greatest guitar solo's ever (stormy monday)

I can not believe the hacks you have above this man. He died very young but that is no exscuse

Duane is the one who was known for his excellence on the guitar and who died in a motorcycle accident in 1971. Gregg is Duane's older brother who recently retired from touring and mostly played the keyboards. He was famous for more than one thing including on of the top rated voices but the great guitar player in the band after Duane was Dickie Betts whom I haven't seen listed. Gregg is also famous to more than fans for his marriage to Cher many, many years ago. Initially, they were both going to go into the dental field. I love trivia!

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322Nick Wheeler

Wow this guy can really bring it, his solos are just simply amazing, and he can either play soft rock or just rock out! - klopju

323Mick Jones
324Ichiro Cipher Takigawa

CIPHER is one of the most influential guitarists and one of the best in Japan. he created bands with tetsu kikuchi called BODy and CRAZE. - ronluna

Sugizo (luna sea guitarist), dir en grey guitarists idolizes cipher - ronluna

One of the most influential guitarist in Japan - ronluna

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325Michael Nesmith

Mike should be on this list. He was very innovative and wrote some of the Monkee's best tunes. He really showed his talent on the song "Valerie. " He plays very complex lines, very fast, Hendrix, Page, Beck and Clapton couldn't play that good. Hendrix's first tour was with the Monkees, and there's no doubt that Hendrix must have stole most of what he knew from Mike.. Every one knows Hendrix had ripped off a lot of things Pete Townsend had already done. Mike showed Hendrix the technical side of playing, but Hendrix still couldn't keep up. Thanks Mike Nesmith for giving us a future as rock guitarists, before you, they all sounded like Buddy Holly. - hellgod

Not as good as other like Hendrix, Clapton, Harrison, Berry or Page. But certainly had his own style, Hendrix admired Nesmith and Nesmith admired back.
Amazing player (Tapioca Tundra and What Am I Doing Hangin' Around), great composer (Listen To The Band, Tapioca Tundra and Daily Nightly) and wonderful singer (Listen To The Band, You Just May Be The One and Don't Call On Me)
If there was a musician that could compare to Lennon or Dylan, then it was Michael Blessing.
Not to mention his solo work. Joann is beatiful. He is one of the most important persons of the 1900's and he doesn't get enough attentiom.

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326Tiny Tim

Does belong on any guitar playing list, he was awful!

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327Joe Penna
328Lou Reed

This man was a pioneer of the guitar. He taught himself to play by listening to the radio and with no formal training created some truly amazing riffs out of two or three chords. Not the best but deserves to be higher.

No way. He was such an incredible artist who had so much influence. He should be way, way up the list.

Velvet Underground has been ranked 24 on The Greatest artists of all time!

Whomever made this list knows nothing about great guitar players!

329Jim Croce

Great guitarist, worthy of top 20 rating. Check out Time in a bottle, New York's not my home, I've got a name. etc

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330Chris Babbitt
331Steven WilsonSteven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.

He's good for sure. Not the moat skilled, but his knowledge of the technical aspects and his experimental attitude should bump him up at least a couple hundred spots if you ask me. He is also my favourite guitarist...

He definitely deserves to be higher. Some of his riffs are just incredible. If he were to show off his ability in the way loads of more acknowledged guitarists do people would see his true ability.

If anyone has heard of Porcupine Tree then they would know about Steve Wilson and his ability to play the guitar. Just listen to Dislocated Day or Cheating the Polygraph and then decide for yourself.

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332Ewan Dobson
333Phil Sgrosso
334Karl Logan
335Troy Stetina
336Mark Matejka
337Jon Foreman

By far not the best guitar player, but his quality as a singer/songwriter together with his acoustic guitar is amazing. He deserves to be higher above Justin Bieber than he is now ;p

338Anthony Armstrong
339Franco Mussida
340JB Brubaker

Easily the best guitar duo in modern metal (except maybe zacky v and synyster gates of a7x) and have some of the best solos I've ever heard. very very melodic lead from JB and great, heavy rhythm from Brent. I could understand them not being on top due to them not being very known, but check out Empire, The Wake, Composure, Mariana's Trench, White Washed, Meddler, Cutting The Ties, Pangaea, and or Ocean Of Apathy, they're all amazing on guitar and the list goes on

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