Top Ten Young Guitarists

The Top Ten

1 Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.

Syn is the master in guitar...!
not only the best young guitarist he is by far the Greatest guitarist ever...! Krick, Slash, Dave Mustaine and all(period)... hands down to you guys... still love your talent and ever... but this guy got the talent...!
If you guys never listen to em,
Seize the day
Bat country
Secound heartbeat
So far away
Critical acclaim Or listen to any song cz in every solo he give his best,,,!
Personally my Faivorite guitarist ever...!
1. Synyster gates
2. Mark tremonti
3. Alexi laiho... - skt

I was looking for a list like this, just made specially for Syn! I looked at the Greatest Guitarist Ever list, and I love Syn a lot, but I can't see him as the best guitarist ever yet, or 3rd or whatever he is. He's too young, we need to hear a lot more from him. But that doesn't take away from his immense talent! Keep going Syn, foREVer. - xSpartanXx

actually,29 IS young! there is going to be a future videogame called dragon elf and the faerys live up to 800! And remember, 29 IS NOT old.
A7X foREVERENDever! holy ravioli cherrybiscuits fizzledizzle syn and zacky are the best guitarists ever!

True guitarist

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2 Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom

Amazing guitarist! Listen to Kissing the shadows, Bodom after midnight, We're not gonna fall, and I could keep going! - ShreddingCobra

This guy should be number 1... He plays insane solos and sings at the same time... can any of these listed guitarists do any of that?

He should be no:2 right after Synyster Gates.. What is he doing over here? Who came up with this list anyway? - a7x,antar

playing fastest solo and riff

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3 Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. is a musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance as well as the vocalist of the post-hardcore band Leathermouth and electronic-hardcore act Death Spells.

There is no guitarist that plays with more heart than frank! He cares so much and once he even performed hooked to an oxygen tank because he didn't want to let everybody down! He is just a true hero! Love you frankie
Proud member of the MCRmy

I think that he deserves all the credit he get, cause after all there is no one that plays with the kind of person that frank does. and because he is often sick but still performs many of the times and keeps fighting he deserves to be number one on this list

Number two? Who is voting here? Well I am so yes yes yes. Frank Iero is so awesome. I love him. And he will never give up. He is so hyper is hilarious a good sense of humor... but wait. A ROCKING RYTHYM GUITARIST!

Frank iero is a god he should be number 1 he plays with all his heart and strength and he a true hero!

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4 Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine Michael "Padge" Paget (Born September 12th 1978) is a Welsh musician, known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.

When the lead vocalist of your band goes out and says that he isn't a vocalist but a guitarist that can sing and you still stand out that's pretty impressive

He Really shreds his riffs, he carries the essence of old school metal that was the most original and talented guitaring, that the world ever experienced through the 70's and 80's, I'd say it's between him and the guitarist from Atreyu.

He just knows how to put it forth.. the best.. - metaniac

My all time favourite guitarist. Best known for his great solos

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5 Aoi of Gazette

I've never seen smth more beautiful...

6 Ryan Ross of Panic! At The Disco Ryan Ross of Panic! At The Disco

He's an amazing person in general, and awesome at guitar. He writes amazing lyrics and should have never left Panic! At The Disco. - bailinickolecondra

7 Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day

He is not young but he looks young and he is a good guitarist

He is the best... He does guitar & also vocals

Come on guys! He is better than synyster gates!

He's not young but he is one of my favorites

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8 Mick Thomson of Slipknot Mick Thomson of Slipknot Mickael 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.
9 Daron Malakian of System Of A Down Daron Malakian of System Of A Down Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

if only for the sheer fact that the above guitarist have no sense of artistic expression what so ever, ya their cool, but they have no weight to they music or the lyrics they associate themselves with

I'm gonna vote for System of a Down because they are totally underrated on this list. Even though Synyster Gates is better, this guy is a lot better then Blood on the Dance floor.

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10 John 5 of Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth and Rob Zombie

I can't believe this guy isn't even on the list and two members of MCR are in the top ten (SRSLY GAIS, WTH. ) have you heard this guy's solo album? INSANE. very talented shredder. even designed a guitar himself for fender.

The Contenders

11 Matt Heafy of Trivium Matt Heafy of Trivium Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

Good luck finding a guitarist that can play with such technicality and speed as Matt Heafy... Especially WHILE SINGING.

12 Jake Pitts of the Black Veil Brides Jake Pitts of the Black Veil Brides Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Veil Brides.

Just listen their fallen angel once...

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13 Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy

Guys have you heard him? His really amazing. Just listen to any fall out boy song and you will hear how talented he is.

14 Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance Raymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.

Seriously, you have to check out the soloing he does on "I'm not okay" it's one of my favourite guitar solos that I've ever seen! Ray Toro should be a lot higher up this chart!

he is awesome rock guitarist

like dead solo and the sharpest lives

Ray toro the best - mneilan

Frank is an incredible guitarist, but Ray... he's so underrated it's sad. He should be way higher up. - mess

15 Jack Barakat of All Time Low

Amazing guitarist and super funny and a great, down to earth person.

16 Jack White of The White Stripes Jack White of The White Stripes
17 Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine
18 Josh Farro of Paramore
19 Zacky Vengeange of Avenged Sevenfold

Wouldn't it be badass if the two top guitarists were from the same band? COME ON LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

Playing a lot of arpeggio and best riff

One of the best rhythm guitarist EVER. I mean, this man is amazing! Zacky Vengance for the win!

20 John Frusciante John Frusciante John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Ryan Ross of Panic! At The Disco
2. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day
3. Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy
1. Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold
2. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
3. Mark Tremonti
1. Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold
2. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
3. Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine

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