Best Guitarists Ever

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461Dick 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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462Mike Wheeler

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

463Mark King

He is the best base player in the world, I saw him play in newcastle, he is the best

464George Lowell

When it comes to the slide, he was perhaps the best. A favorite of Jimmy Page.

It would seem this list has also overlooked Warren Haynes.

I've been. Looking for him. It is a disgrace that he is this far down the list. Saw him multiple times in DC before he died. That was a sad, sad day.

465Robert Cray

Robert Cray has been in the guitar business for a while and he has revolutionized the blues. Not that many people have heard of him cause his genre isn't really a popular one, but he is still a great guitarist.

Listen to "Strong Pursuder" and then tell me he is not a top 20 guitarist, a better George Benson.

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466Jari Mäenpää

Guitar playing is about two things. Composition and technique. With Respect two all the other guitarist mentioned here I would only rate Marty Friedman to be at this guy's level

Lead guitar player/vocalist from Finnish band Wintersun and was in Ensiferum. No one can sweep like him.

What, why is Jari on 230th place? The best metal guitarist ever.

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467Toy Caldwell

Toy is " that" guitarist who could sing along with his ability to play rock jazz country blues. All without a pick, I might add. Regrettably a victem of top 40 fame. The guitar work that showcases his speed and versatility can be found on side 2 the album"where we all belong". If music lovers wee to expose themselves to this, toy Caldwell would achieve top 5 status!

Toy Caldwell could do more fast picking with just his bare thumb than most other guitarists could do with a thin pick!

Another mistake on this list! He was great.

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469Sergio Vallin

Can outplay a lot of people on this list. But he is not anglophone so people haven't heard his music.

Greatest guitarist ever, great solos, great rhythm

470Guzman Mendaro
471Walter Giardino
472Keith Scott

As a lead guitarist of Bryan Adams... I think he is good..

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473Michael Houser
474Carlos Cervantes

He's better than chuck norris and the Green Day, but I respect them but prince

475Dickey Betts

He led a very colorful life but there is no denying he was an immensely top rated guitarist and way, way better than a lot on this list. He was on and off with the Allman Bros. for many years. One time when I went to see the band, he was in jail. According to Rolling Stone, who rated him #61, Duane Allman said ""I'm the famous guitar player," but Dickey is the good one." He also wrote "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica".

How he ended up at 399 is beyond me... Does anyone listen to these guys perform... The Allman brothers were some of the best in late 60's and early 70's. Dwayne, Butch and Dickey were all some of the best...

Keep things going with the Allman Brothers Band what a great player.

Held his own with Duane Allman. Versatile.

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476Les Dudek

One of the best not to make it big. Invited to be the guitarist when Journey formed, but had an offer from Columbia as a solo artist. Check out the album "Say No More" and tell me he doesn't belong.

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477Bobby Cochran

Bobby cochran played with a chet adkins style from the time he was about 10 years old and has been taking his undistorted skill to the limit ever since he learned how to play. He has a few fast songs that are even faster than any thing Van Halen or slash ever put out but isn't recognized as he should be because he has had too much lable trouble to atay a professionas for mor than a few years, yet in the little time he had under a lable he produced some of the most complicated peices of musec using both clean 1940/50 style playing and acoustic. that is why bobby cochran is the best guitarist ever.

478Jimmy Olander
479Johnny Lang

Ya all should keep an eye on this young guy, he has "IT"

480Devin TownsendDevin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

His compositions are very unique no matter what genre of music he writes (and he has put out music in a LOT of them), a quality that really stands out in this musical era. He is an extremely technically skilled guitarist, a brilliant composer and songwriter, and a really cool dude.

From his brutally heavy work with the runaway success Strapping Young Lad to his solo work and especially his latest album, Ziltoid the Omniscient, Devin has a strong sense of fun, and is a gifted composer as well as guitarist.

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