1 Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits
Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He is best known for being the frontman of the British band Dire Straits.
2 Slash - Guns N' Roses
Dude, #5, seriously? He should be #1! Best guitarist of all time! And Jimmie Page should be #2 and then Brian May at #3. - Alpha101
The legend of canon rock and the bast musician - chrisyanggasolinaadhipermana
Slash deserves number 1
3 Jimmy Page - Led Zepplin
James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
4 David Gilmour - Pink Floyd
David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
Actually most good guitarists are found in bands. I mean some guitarists who work for other artists, they are quite underrated. - zxm
5 Ritchie Sambora - Bon Jovi
6 Bryan May - Queen
George Harrison is cool, but my vote goes to brian may!
7 Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
8 Pete Townshend - The Who
Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .
9 Eric Clapton - Derek and the Dominoes
10 Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
11 Synster Gates - Avenged Sevenfold
He is one of the most talented guitarist of all time... He deserve top 5 in this list...
Gates? The name is enough to b in the top 5..
12 George Harrison - The Beatles
George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
13 Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
He's more of a solo guitarist - Cheese567
Hendrix 11? This list is a joke.
They are amazing. I love the songs voodoo child. Purple haze. Little wing. Hey Joe. Foxey lady.
Thet are totaly awesome ;-)
ROCK & ROLL
14 Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath
Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer. At age 17, he accidentally lost the fingertips of his middle ...read more.
15 Matt Bellamy - Muse
The best part is when he plays with his glitterati
He wrote plug in baby!
16 Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne
Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.
17 Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac
18 Tom Scholz - Boston
Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston.
19 Brad Delson - Linkin Park
Bradford Phillip Delsonis an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.
This man just rockx the concert! The way he plays his guitar in the Linkin Park songs like NO MORE SORROW ITS just AWESOME!
20 Ben Moody - Evanescence
Benjamin Robert "Ben" Moody is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
21 Matthew Hoopes - Relient K
22 Tom Thacker - Sum 41
23 Keith Richards - The Rolling Stones
Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
24 Dimebag Darrell - Pantera
Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
25 Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
17! Come on Dave should be higher, listen to holy wars or dialectic chaos, those have great solos but come on, he doesn't deserve #17
26 Benjamin Kasica - Skillet
The 4th best ever! - Alpha101
27 Josh Farro - Paramore
28 Niall Horan - One Direction
Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.
He is so adorable and d cutest human being to ever walk on earth! And at d same time he is a fabulous guitarist!