Best Guitarists Ever

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401Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield, known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".

He is one of the reasons these great guitarists exist.

One of the best. Cannot belive he was not on the list. - Powerfultekin

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402David Knopfler

Simply amazing. He brings blues jazz flamenco rockabilly folk and rock together unlike anyone else

Created a unique instantly recognisable sound. Wrote some iconic songs. Played blistering beautiful pin-perfect solos against a sparse background. Simply awesome.

403Kim Hyun JoongV2 Comments
404Stevie T

Ya lets go Stevie T! (And slash and jimmy page)

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405Stevie Salas
406Matt Peugeot

One Of the most fastest guitar player ever produced in Malaysia

407Steven Hyde
408Greg GraffinGregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author.
409Larry Ler LaLonde

TOP 10 guitarist easy every song primus has sounds like a solo from Larry... Primus has one of the most original sounds

Listen to the solos on Wynona's Big Brown Beaver, they are amazing. A truly amazing, yet crimanaly underrated guitarist.

410Stephen Malkmus

I was looking for Andrew York, but couldn't find him. Malkmus is underrated though. He needs more praise.

411Abdullah Bloshi

Young boy 19 years old from Kuwait play some great stuff
And he play in the band calls DETHRONE

The first time I know there are heavy metal band from Kuwait
It's very good to know that

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412Tony MacAlpine

Tony MacAlpine (born August 29, 1960 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a guitar and keyboard virtuoso who came on to the neo classical/shred scene in the mid 80s. He later experimented with jazz rock fusion and combined it with his classical training, as can be heard on Chromaticity (2001). He has released many solo albums in his career. Some of his other projects include CAB, Planet X, Steve Vai and Ring of Fire. - harrykar

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413Joni Mitchell

Ridiculous that an icon that several generations of both male and female guitar players have been trying to emulate (and can't) sits at 420. As said, her unique turnings were a virtual re-inventing of the instrument. If you don't know and admire Joni as a legend, you just don't know iconic music. Sad.

Underappreciated guitar player... Invented numerous tunings... Technically superb player with amazing creativity... Solid chops on the ax - LateBloom

I lost an hour of my day trying to find her. An influence to so many guitarists such as Slash or Gilmour.

414John Guna
415Tracii GunsV1 Comment
416El Fary
417Frank Gambale

Continuing jazz fusion genre with brilliant style, sound and amazing sweep picking and ability to go from 0-100 faster than anyone

418Peppino D'Agogstino

Possibly better than Andy Mckee, but it's like comparing a Mazerati to a Porsche... It's all great. Technically SUPERB. - LateBloom

419Carl Verheyen

He's way lower on the list than he should be.

420Trevor Rabin

Versatile, more than a guitarist, also a bassist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger... And apparently began life as a classical violinists... How he can not even be on this list, but even below the likes of any of the definitely Leppard guitarists is beyond me.

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