Top Ten Current Guitarists


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42Tom MorelloThomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.
43Michael Angelo BatioMichael Angelo Batio also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is an American heavy metal guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois.
44Kerry KingKerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
45Jake Pitts

Whether you like Black Veil Brides or not, the band is irrelevant, his guitar playing skills are by far superior to so many artists out there. Possibly one of the best new guitarists and maybe able to keep the title of a true "guitar hero"

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47Mick ThomsonMickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.
48Buddy GuyGeorge "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
49Richie Kotzen

Virtuouso guitarist who has exploded back on the scene with The Winery Dogs

50Trey Anastasio

The crunch is too real

51Tim Stewart
52Mark Tremonti, Alter Bridge
53Daron MalakianDaron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
54Lucas Mann, Rings Of Saturn
55Phil X

Phil is a beast with a guitar.

56Phil Keaggy

Just find him and listen...

57Richie SamboraRichard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years.
58Angus Young, AC/DC

I think this dude super ugly... but a beast guitarist! I also think his duck walk is cool

Number one. At his age no one could keep up with him...

Thunder struck on highway to hell!

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59Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley can play variety of genres apart from his legendary chicken pickin. He is on par with John Mayer if not better when it comes to Jazz. Plus he has mastered thumb pickin in the style of Merle Travis and also have roots in blue grass. His guitar album "Play" focuses more on his guitar works a recommendation for every guitarist.

Brad Paisley has the best finger movement and finger picking skills in all of country music and possibly of all music in general.

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