Top Ten Fastest Guitar Shredders


The Top Ten

1 Micheal Angelo Batio

Michael invented the Dean Double-Guitar and was the first person in the world to successfully play it. AWESOME! Michael started playing piano and composing at age 5, started playing guitar at age 10. Michael has performed over 1100 shows in 31 different countries since 1993. He tours the world performing guitar workshops, also records, tours and plays with various bands and solo. He also invented and successfully played the very first 'quad' guitar. However, the instrument was stolen during a Nitro show in El Paso, Texas, and only two of the four parts required for its assembly have ever been recovered. However, Dean Guitars recently finished production on a new quad guitar for Michael. - sadslayer1993

This guy is insane, Just look him up on Youtube, you'll see what I mean. He's the fastest guitarist I've ever heard. Although it's probably got a lot to do with the guitars and amps that he uses too. - UFasten8Me

He already have at least already hit a thousand notes before I could finish heating my breakfast in the microwave... Not to mention with accuracy.

He is the fastest shredder no doubt in it.But there's debate between Chris Impellitteri and Yngwie Malmsteen. - zxm

2 Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
3 Buckethead Buckethead Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.

Just listen to Jordan or the android of notre dame live or ANY of his songs and you will see how fast he is

The man in the mask is insane fast.

4 The Great Kat (Katherine Tomhas

The Great Kat was born Katherine Thomas in Swindon, England (on a U.S. air Force Base Military Hospital), moved to USA aged 3. After touring the world as a violinist, she realised that Classical music was dead, so she began updating Classical Music with Speed Metal and transcribed intricate violin solos to the guitar. The Great Kat is the only musician taking note-for-note authentic Classical Music scores (from Vivaldi, Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, Liszt, and Rossini) and re-orchestrating the entire scores with Shred Guitar virtuosity and mixing it with Speed Metal band and Classical orchestra. - sadslayer1993

Her shreds are definition of true metal hypersonic total mass destruction that brings doom upon the Earth and whole Galaxy. On this planet only her insane sex appeal can match her shredding talent.

The reason she isn't number 1 is because not enough people have heard her play!

She's fast but I think Chris Impellitteri's faster than her. Even Paul Gilbert and Buckethead's been called faster than the Great Kat. In fact Chris Impellitteri has been called the second fastest shredder. Even faster than Yngwie Malmsteen. Though I am not sure but I think Malmsteen's faster. - zxm

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5 Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert

Guitarist Paul Gilbert has sold over three million records in the United States stemming from his brilliant work with Racer X, Mr. Big and as a solo artist. Long known as one of the top shredders in the business, Gilbert sometimes returns to his blues rock roots as on his Raw Blues Power album - sadslayer1993

The best guitarist of the world

6 Chris Impelliterri

I know everyone on here is bias but please check out Empire of Lies. That track at the very least is ear candy. Youll thank me later.

7 Shawn Lane

Listen to this man's work with Jonas Hellborg. He is insane. Micahel Angelo Batio and Paul Gilbert consider him one of the best who ever lived

8 Joe Stump
9 John Petrucci John Petrucci John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

John Petrucci grew up on Long Island, Kings Park He started playing guitar at the age of 12 (After a brief fling at age 8 when he noticed his sister got to stay up late for her organ lessons. His little plan didn�t work out being that his guitar lesson was after school, and soon lost interest. ) He quickly realized his influences and was determined to reach their level of ability. Some early influences include Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads, Iron Maiden, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yes, Rush etc. As the rise of thrash & metal hit John expanded his influences to include bands like Metallica & Queensryche. - sadslayer1993

He is accurate and the best in techniques.Just amazing to listen to this man

10 Rusty Cooley

Listen to warcry unbelievable too fast for words, so much technique and to think not on the g4 tour

One hear of the stuff he does for Outworld and you'll be convinced he's the fastest in no time.

The Contenders

11 Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
12 Ilan Ashkenazi

Got scared there lol well this list looks better then others, it's more realistid cool!

13 Synyster Gates Synyster Gates 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.
14 Herman Li Herman Li Herman Li is a Hong Kong-born, British Chinese musician, record producer, and lead guitarist for the British Power-Metal band Dragonforce.
15 Ken Kitamura
16 Matthias Jabs
17 Ichiro Takigawa
18 Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.
19 Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

Is this a joke?! He's the one who created guitar shredding!

20 Steve Vai Steve Vai Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.

Is this Steve Vai in this photo? He looks like Tom Araya to me in this photo. - zxm

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1. Micheal Angelo Batio
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