Best Guitarists Ever

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361Ron 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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362Vinnie 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.

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363Steven 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.

364Yossi 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.

365Victor 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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366Brian 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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367Jose FelicianoJosé 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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368Jade 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!

369Dave 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

So underrated listen to the short solo in "in too deep" so fast and precise

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370Mike 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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371Keith 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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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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374Sean 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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375John 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.

How is Fogerty not in the top 30?

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376Billy CorganWilliam Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.

Extremely underrated, possibly one of the best guitar players of the 90's really interesting not to mention unique technique and sound, slightly lost the plot as of late though, but everything up to machina was top notch.

Billy Corgan is the vocalist and lead guitarist for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, who are known for their complex, layered style, and Corgan's distinctive vocals and guitar solos.

The man is an outstanding guitarist. He belongs in the top 10 easily. Don't believe me? Listen to the Siamese Dream album with an open mind. He is far better than the vast majority of classic rock dinosaurs who always seem to dominate these so-called lists. He gets it. He knows what he is doing. He is for real.

Listen to GEEK USA from Siamese Dream, and then tell me that he shouldn't be in the top 50... UNDERRATED!

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377Albert 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

378Donald Buck Dharma Roeser

For me He's there ahead of 264 people named in this absurd list. I'm quite sure that if there's a God up there, he too would regret sending a great soul and talent like him on the earth where these low-lives fail to give his talent the due it by all means deserve. God! I tell you it was a mistake sending him down here while you yourself would be missing his magic. Alas!

The best ever. Amazing. Listen to the guitar break at the end of Harvester of Eyes on "On your feet or on Your knees" just one example of the carnage he's able of.

"This guy's ' amazing. If you listen to some of the music you'd wonder ow the heck he plays it, but then you realize, it's Buck Dharma

Just listen to him carefully, you'll see (sorry, hear)..

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379Stef Burns

Simply amazing! He's great in every style of music he plays, you really should hear him live in a concert. In my opinion it should be at least in the top 3.

He is an important guitarist! He has a spectacular touch! And he is a fantastic person! His sound is incredible! Dynamics!

The best! Feeling, touch, harmony... He play rock, fusion, blues... With incredible style!

He has a fantastic touch

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380Emppu Vuorinen

In my view Emppu Vuorinen is one of the great guitarists of the last thirty years and very underrated. He can do any technique and play any genre. Should be I the top ten.

He's a lot better than 181nd! Should be in top 50 at least. Emppu's an Epic Elf Guitarist of Metal.

Emppu ROCKS! He deserves a way higher place! I mean 222th place is really poor for a guitarist like that!

Emppu Vuorinen should be in top 10 He's Solos are more melodic of the most metal band HE IS THE BEST

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