Best Guitarists Ever

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441James Dean Bradfield

Singer of the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers

442Kyle Riess
443Gary Rossington

Gary has to be one of the best solid performers in the business. If you've heard Skynyrd live you'll know how guitars are meant to sound and Gary's the heart of it! Solid!

They Call Me The Breeze, Tuesday's Gone, Gimme Three Steps. I could go on. Brilliant stuff.

He is a bad ass guitar player does no one listen to the slide on "Free Bird"

Part of the 70s crew that took a Les Paul to the next level.

444Dave Matthews

Definitely agree that he should be higher! He should not necessarily be in the top 20 or 30 but he definitely deserves top 100 at least!

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445Peter Buck

How is peter buck so low? Just listen to "the one I love" by rem to see his best guitar work.

446Keller Williams

Best 1 man jam band to ever walk the earth. (Probably the only one too)

447Dave NavarroDavid Michael "Dave" Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and as a founding member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.

I'll admit that I liked what he did for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' One Hot Minute album. He can play so well for both that as well as Jane's Addiction. - NuMetalManiak

Any doubt, check "Three Days" on Jane's Addiction's album "Ritual de lo Habitual". He's a master.

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448Roy Rogers

If you haven't seen him solo, you haven't lived... The way he jams with that slide, on an acoustic guitar is absolutely phenominal, he plays so fast and so all over the place... Sure he's not very popular, and doesn't have the image or catchyness of Hendrix, or page, or Van Halen, but I guarantee that he could play any of their riffs, and the only one that might be able to play his is jimmy page... Though it's doubtful

449Al Petrelli

First off his name is Pitrelli. The technical master of the guitar that only a very few can touch. If you haven't see Al play then you can not call yourself a lover of guitar.
All you have to do is watch him on YouTube with TSO: The Dark, will take your breath away, Tracers, there is no better.

450Glen Matlock

Formerly of the Sex Pistols and accompanying Iggy Pop, then with his own band, his music featured in NANA: Love for NANA Tribute album - ah, his guitar is majestic, epic!

451Howard Leese

Howard leese is underrated. 22 years in the super group HEART. That alone should put Leese on this list.

One of the most forgotten and definitely one of the best.

This was a monster of a band during the 70�s. With Heart�s original line up, only a few could clam to have ever had there musical talent. Ann Wilson on Lead Vocals, Michael Derosier on drums, Steve Fossen playing bass and three of the most underrated guitar players of all time Nancy Wilson, Roger Fisher and Howard Leese. HEART could play with the best of them and if they would have been able to stay together they would have easily dominated rock music well into the 21st century and for that reason alone Howard Leese should be in the top 30 on this list. - jerryw08

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453Bonnie Raitt

Definitely a very talented guitarist among her many other musical and humanitarian works!

Can play a pretty mean slide guitar

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454Chris Flippin

Just listen to the song Stokin' The Neighbors, Lullaby, Baggage, and Burn That Bridge When We Get To It...

455Euroboy

Why The Hell isn't Euroboy even mentioned here, he is easily one of the best guitarists alive today a lot of his work hasnt been tabbed because it's a pain in the ass to figure out

456Jim Reverend Horton Heath

He may not be vary famouse but he can get the job done! He is really good with solos and can play really great riffs. his story of how he learned gitar is really neet to. I'm not saying he should be at #1 I'm just saying he should be at least in the top ten. (but not in front of dimebag) so if your looking to here tallent go out and buy one of his bands cd S. and if you like "rockabilly/psicobilly" music listen to his music it's awesome.

VOTE JIM "REVEROND HORTON HEAT" HEATH

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457Todd Rundgren

First off, a description of Todd Rundgren's music (for those who are unfamiliar with his work). Todd Rundgren was a progressive rock giant back in the 1970's. However, many people may not realize this for two reasons: (1). He started out as a pop/rock singer-songwriter. It was after gaining large popularity (with his pop-jugged album _Something/Anything? _) when he decided to dive off into the deep end, and heed more fully to his experimental musings (although there were hints early on. )

So, what does Todd Rundgren's music sound like? Imagine the souls of Frank Zappa, Carole King and select members of the Classic Motown-era (The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder) creating a musically-inclined child. It's another way of saying Rundgren's music combines the manic, humorous and irreverent style of Zappa, the reflective, poignant balladry of Carole King, and the classic psychedelic/r&b-soul of The Temptations all blended into one--added with his own unique and inventive ...more

He inspired Prince and is one of the greatest songwriters and producers of all time. Top 20, at minimum.

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458Steve Hunter

Another great guitarist shamed by this list.

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459Dick Wagner

He belongs on here, he bailed out an awful lot of groups whose players werent up to snuff yet. Working with Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and others check guitarists ahead of Dick on this list. Most groups didn't credit Dick for his help after all he was a paid studio musician and he was better then them. Great work Dick I know what you've done for Rock R.I.P.

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460Mike Wheeler

This guy is flawless, If any one has herd the CD Indian summer would know he's one of the best.

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