Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 19

361 Andy Latimar

Andy made some of the trippiest music in the 60's and 70's. Camel is a band for the ages. Most of the music still holds up very well, and if you have any psychedelics on hand, watch out!

He is the best one he can play another tunes and he has great skills he can play amazing solos :))

Amazing soloist in the vein of David Gilmour - RalphSaad

362 Gustavo Cerati

Great guitarist from Argentina he played in a band called Soda Stereo which is simply "The Best Hispanic Rock Band EVER"

363 Criss Oliva Criss Oliva Christopher "Criss" Michael Oliva was an American musician who was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Savatage.

Probably the most undervaluated guitarist of all time!

Criss was tremendously creative (soaring melodies + furious shredding). A total natural... he never cared about music theory and instead relied on his hearing and his feelings.

The more older and more experienced I get, the more I appreciate what an unbelievably good guitarist he was.

He was perfect. He never made any mistakes. And if he slipped off anyway, he turned it into something meaningful and natural, that nobody would have noticed as a mistake.

For me he was like Mozart. There was something divine about him.

He was amazing. he could shred like no other, but also play amazing melodies. listen to hounds, hall of the mountain king, and believe and you will know what I am talking about. He died too young (like randy)

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364 Michael Romeo Michael Romeo Michael James Romeo is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X.

This guy is a Wizard! Symphony X really rocks, and most of that it's because of the brilliant guitar playing of Michael.

Total genius, he can play anything!

I doubt that Jimmi Hendrix can do what he does. Plus he is ambidextrous. For me, it's the best guitarist ever

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365 Ron Bumblefoot Thal

Looks like no one has heard 'Guitars Suck! '. Shame. This guy has made some awesome innovations to guitar playing, he learnt Eruption by ear, then learnt it backwards by ear. How much more do I need to say? He has got to be in the top 20 at least. - ameentheguitarist23

Ron is an amazing guitarist, with unbelievable talent and a true love for his fans! His playing is utterly beautiful!

The best guitarist you've never heard of.

Amazing guitarist! He plays with so much emotion.

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366 Vinnie Moore

Time Odyssey is without doubt the best instrumental guitar album of all time. Could shred better than any of them, with feeling. Moved in a different direction these days with UFO, but should be much higher in this list, above the nobodies who for some bizarre reason appear above him.

Melodic playing at its best - speed with feel and amazing creativity

One of the greatest shred guitar artists of all time.

The Melody and feel of this man is breathtaking - A true genius on the fretboarrd, admired by fans and peers alike. Brilliant

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367 Steven Stills

Steve is a multi-talented genius, this list more of a popularity contest.

Steve stills top thirty at least

Fantastic Guitarist - very underrated. If you ever see CSN livem you will see and hear how great he is.

368 Yossi Piamenta

Piamenta is an incredible guitarist with this incredible power of emotional, spiritual, ecstatic, meditative playing that takes the listener on an incredible musical journey. He delves so far into his soloing that you feel you can fly into the sound waves. Its really an amazing experience to watch him in concert

Anybody who hasn't heard Yossi's playing is missing out. Should definitely be in the top ten

Search for his songs. This guy is the most underrated, probably more talented the the bottom 95 guitarists on here.

369 Victor Smolski

Simply the best, its variety, its fun, he's the best, and he's so fast, hard, he has everything that needs one guitar god

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370 Brian Setzer

Brian setzer to me is the best and most under rated guitarists of all time, I don't think anyone can come close to his class and level, he makes the music speak and the skill in that becomes a gift... there's is not one guitarist that can replicate his style or passion when he plays... Brian should be right at the top his one of a kind player...

Can't believe he is so low here. An absolute master of the big body Gretsch guitar, nobody can touch him in that rockabilly style. He can generate amazing nuance and fury, a whole gamut of emotive feel and has so many chops but there is also core style that is unique to him. Also a great singer and band leader.

What is wrong with this picture... Setzer is a virtuoso... Unlike 95% of the above mentioned players.

Give me a break this dude should be on the top ten list, most losers on this list can barely play guitar

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371 Jose Feliciano Jose Feliciano José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer.

Even if you couldn't connect to a lot of the songs, there is no denying he is a great, great talent and like many others way down this list, he should be way up.

Too many are being voted in the upper numbers are being voted on popularity and not talent. Too many can't discern the actual talent a guitarist possesses because they like the overall band for the songs and not the actual talent but Jose is definitely one of the most talented to have come along in any genre.

Feliciano is underrated simply because he mainly played latin music instead of rock or pop. However, when it comes to skills, he is probably the best guitarist ever! The fact that he was born blind makes his achievement even greater. His riff and improvisation come from his heart and soul, with his "fastest ten fingers ever" being his medium.

I guess you guys are too young to remember this guy - check him out @ YouTube.

He is blind and I can't believe how amazing he is.

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372 Jade Puget, AFI

Phenomenal artist. Absolute writing genius. When he came into the band, their sound improved dramatically and has been amazing ever since. You can't have a top guitarists list without at least one mention of Puget.

Man jade should be way way higher more like in the top 10. He has amazing stage presence and energy definitely one of the best guitarists of 21st century and he is really sexy too

Puget is an amazing guitarist.
He's great at teaching how to play a song. And is just absolutely amazing on stage. He should definitely have percentage here!

373 Dave Baksh

He is definitely Canada's guitar hero, until I come into the spot that is laugh out loud. But yeah, he, Randy Rhoads, Tipton and Downing, Murray and Smith... They got me into guitar.

Have you heard this guy's work with sum 41? It sounds like he's playing 3 guitars at once!

Watch the master of puppets solo (cover), he definitely deserves to be up higher

His metallish solo in "The Bitter End" and a bluesy solo with awesome bends in "The Hell Song"!

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374 Mike Oldfield

Has to be one of the most underrated guitarists/musician in history, he can play pretty much any instrument and is pretty wicked on guitar, watch some videos of him and you will understand!

Come on you guys - his tapping technique is awesome... Do I have to mention the solo in "Moonlight Shadow"

Great guitarist, pretty much plays electric guitar like a Spanish guitar. Even did a whole album when all the sounds including percussion were performed using only guitars. & Mixed 1984 guitars via 8 track tape unit on 1 album. Listen to his new remixes on a decent system & you can feel the depth of the music.

The number of albums sold alone must tell you something

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375 Keith Urban

I have seen Keith 7 times now and he is with out a doubt in the top 5 all time guitar players. Most certainly up there with Jimi. Slash number one are you kidding me.

One of the most amazing Guitarists. I really am in awe every time I see his skill and talent and the joy on his face from playing his music.

This GUY "ROCKS! You should see his live performances and his videos, you'll clearly see his one of the best

How is he all the way down here? He rocks.

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376 Tocak

The best gitarist in Jugoslavia, ever! He could compete with Jimmi, Prince, Jimmy and everybody else, any time, if he was alive. RIP - norgemann

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378 Sean Moyles

Has to be on this list! One of the UK's best session guitarists. You may have never heard his name but I guarantee that he's in your record collection somewhere.

Great to see Sean on here. One of the great unsung heroes and awesome to work with. All about the music. - Fil

He's been a bit quiet in the past few years.

But legendary all the same

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379 John Fogerty

John Fogerty outsold the Beatles and all of them,... What do ya mean #264? You guys know nothing about music,... He's better than all top 10 put together,.. You guys no absolutely nothing! Just listen to Walk On the Water

This is the sound off Creedence Clearwater Revival, come on folks! The band with best intro's ever!

Brilliant versatile guitarist and songwriter, vocalist. Plays harp, piano, bass, drums, violin, saxophone to name a few. Produces albums, arranges albums...Is Bruce Springsteens idol.

Many have covered his songs, Tina Turner, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Status Quo and the list goes on. Member of the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Only person to write songs and release albums that outsold the Beatles in 1970...Rolling Stone magazine rate Fogerty at 45 world wide on guitar.

John Fogerty is a much better guitarplayer than both Elvis and Johnny he must come a lot higher up on this ranking list...that's my oppinion.

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380 Albert Lee

As a country player Albert Lee is a shredder extraordinaire. He he's one of the best in the genre. It's interesting watching him play - he has groove to burn and he uses combinations of pick and fingers to blaze the fretboard using double stops and wild country bends. I guess he falls into that category of guitarist who is not well known but brilliant anyway. Actually, there's a lot of guitarists we never heard of that are brilliant. We only know of the ones that got a break, but in truth - there are fabulous players in every neighborhood in any big city - and small cities too.

Albert has been around for years and stayed the course!.. he's played with the best and always been an inspiration with some great playing. - Meaninglesslists

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