Top Ten Young Guitarists

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Synyster Gates of 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...


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.


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!
[Newest]He can do everything. I think he's better than slash.

2Alexi 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!


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? >_<


3Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine
Both My Chemical Romance guitarists overdub their guitars way too much padge and matt are all you hear on guitars in bullet and for the love of God synyster is too overrated padge needs to be higher on this list he is a brilliant and emotional guitarist capable of many classic riffs that outmatch all these guitarists
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..


4Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance
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!
[Newest]Frank iero is a god he should be number 1 he plays with all his heart and strength and he a true hero!

5Aoi of Gazette
I've never seen smth more beautiful...

6Zacky 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!

7Mick Thomson of Slipknot

8Daron Malakian of System Of A Down
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
Y is daron not # 1he is awesome

9Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day
He is the best... He does guitar & also vocals
He is not young but he looks young and he is a good guitarist
Come on guys! He is better than synyster gates!
[Newest]He's not young but he is one of my favorites

10Jake Pitts of the Black Veil Brides
Just listen their fallen angel once...

The Contenders

11Ryan 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.


12Matt Heafy of Trivium

13Jack White of The White Stripes

14Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance
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


15Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy

16Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine

17John 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.

18Jack Barakat of All Time Low
Amazing guitarist and super funny and a great, down to earth person.

19Mark Tremonti
Legit, as of this day and age, tremonti is the best guitarist, he has the greatest solo of all time under his belt, that combined with the best singer of today (Myles Kennedy) you have the best band of this age. alter bridge will be today's led zep.
He's got a signiture guitar! You've got to be outstanding to have your face put on a company!
Seriously? 19? This world is a joke, TREMONTI need to be in big 3!

20Josh Farro of Paramore

21John Frusciante

22Zach Blair of Rise Against

23Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship

24Gavin Rossdale of Bush

25Sungha Jung
Come on men? Can anyone do what he can do with his acoustic guitar? He can cover an entire song with his guitar alone.. No drums, no base, no piano and no vocals. Just his GUITAR.
Best young talent I ever saw! :)
HE can play any song you give him to play. When he plays I feel like a whole orchestra is playing!
I feel like Korea is a factory of talent! Whatever it produces it is awesome!
I Love his music yeah!

26Christofer Drew Ingle of NeverShoutNever

27Ian D'sa
Every song from Billy Talent has a clean concept and very catchy riffs. He sure is one hell of a talented player. By far one of the most underrated guitarist ever.
While seeing him live, I'm always impressed how he combines lead guitar playing with background singing

28JerryC (Solo)
He made his songs so easy to listen to

29Jade Puget of AFI
listen to ''ever a day''
he's not the best but he's very original!


good punk-rock guitarist, clean player, has some awesome riffs


been through so much sound changed and has developed with it


No guitarist like him

30Matthew Bellamy
One of the most inventive guitarists of all time

31Ian Crawford of The Cab

32Dave Strange of Midnight Messiah
Saw this guy play recently at a UK show. He was amazing!

33Joe Bonamassa

34Quinn Allman of The Used

35Jani Liimatainen of Sonata Arctica
wow... this guitarist is the best young guitarist now, better than synyster obviously
laiho is good too

36Ben Kasica - Skillet

37Jacky Vincent
Seriously? The guy can shred, there is no way Kevin Jonas could even touch his skills, (or actual heart for the instrument for that matter).

38Dan Jacobs of Atreyu

39Kevin Jonas

40Jonny Buckland

41Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum

42Jorell Prospero

43Mercedes Arn-Horn of Courage My Love

44Nick Hipa of As I Lay Dying

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