Fastest Guitarist Ever

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61 Brian May Brian May Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

Highly underrated; Comes, because Brian always plays what's best for the song, not what's best for his ego (like so many other guitar masturbators on this list); He MAY not be the fastest, but he CAN do pretty fast... Still that, fastness, - to me - is not a criterion for quality... ;-)

Listen to Dead on Time, Gimme the Prize intro and the solo of Princes of the Universe.

all the music that's not lyrics and not keeping the beat in Queen comes out of one dude with a guitar. - Queen-aholic

62 Hizaki

Yngwie is ultimately my favourite, but Hizaki is definitely my second favourite, he's one of the very few guitarists still around today who can actually play the songs they release on CD and not only that he does it just as quickly and cleanly. Definitely one of the most underrated guitarist I've ever seen in my life, hence why I voted for him.

63 Tiago Della Vega

I find this list quite strange, because speed is measurable. It isn't opinion. This guy holds the world record for fastest playing ever, so he literally is the fastest guitarist ever. No questions, he IS. This list is just a popularity contest.

This guy literally IS the fastest guitar player ever. He holds the Guiness World Record for playing the guitar at 750bpm! Search this on YouTube: '750 BPM - UNBELIEVABLE- The Absolut World Record - Tiago Della Vega' to see a video of him playing 'Flight Of The Bumblebee' at 750bpm.

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64 Dick Dale
65 Jari Mäenpää Jari Mäenpää

If you have ever heard any of his songs then you would know the majesty of his guitar and composition. It would be foolish to say he is the fastest but he is one of the best. Check out Battle Against Time by his band Wintersun if you need an example. His vocals (both clean and rough) are excellent. Check out Wintersun or his old band Ensiferum which is also excellent.

I've come to regard these lists as nothing more than a joke. But he wasn't even mentioned. What a bunch of losers. Go listen to Wintersun or Ensiferum

66 Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro Pedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist, best known as a member of the bands Angra and Megadeth.

Angra may not be famous & commercial than Avenged Sevenfold, but you can see they are much more faster & technical than Sevenfold when you listen to them. POWER METAL rules...

67 Takayoshi Ohmura
68 Paco de Lucia Paco de Lucia Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomez, known as Paco de Lucía, was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. V 2 Comments
69 Hideto Matsumoto Hideto Matsumoto

Hide may not be one of the fastest guitarists, but nobody plays with so much passion. Check the song "Orgasm" by X Japan, he deserves to be in the top 10.

We are X, R.I. P Pink Spider!
-Carmine S, Italy.

70 Ritchie Blackmore Ritchie Blackmore 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.

The creator of speed on guitar. Most other guitarists after Ritchie's generation were influenced with what he did or was doing in his time, whether they want to admit it or not. Back in late sixties early seventies he was a head of his time...

Ritchie Blackmore is the most fastest guitarist all time!

Highway star, last licks. - zxm

71 Samar Mehdi

Insane songwriter for starters, the boy's a sheer genius. Chases impossible things, and has grown significantly over the years. Always had original ideas, but now walks the walk proper. Definitely one of the best current guitarists in the world, all things considered.

72 Zakk Wylde Zakk Wylde Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.

He's john not zakk

Can't believe he's not on the list

73 Jeff Waters Jeff Waters Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator . He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos . Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band . Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, ...read more.
74 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
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76 Carlos Santana Carlos Santana Carlos Santana audio is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.
77 Ron Jarzombek Ron Jarzombek Ron Jarzombek is an American metal guitarist hailed as one of the most influential progressive metal guitarists and has been called "the Godfather of Technical Metal". He's best known for his work with WatchTower, Spastic Ink, and Blotted Science, featuring Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse. His older ...read more.

Just listen to 'Oscillation Cycles' and you will know exactly what I mean. This guy isn't nearly as well known as he should be. Synyster Gates is pretty good, I admit, but fastest EVER? He is only on top because he is the most popular, and a load of stupid kids think he is the best guitarist ever.

Blotted Science Guitarist one of the fastest guitarist in this world...

I agree this guy had been overlooked a bit... This guy is one of my favorites
He comes up very unusual material but it works... I believe he is a fan of Alex Lifeson... Very cool...

78 Muhammed Suiçmez Muhammed Suiçmez Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.

I had to add him because nobody else apparently listens to Necrophagist. This dude can seriously shred and is amazing too. Look him up

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80 Johnny Christ Johnny Christ Jonathan Lewis Seward, known as Johnny Christ, is the bassist of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Seward is the fourth bassist to join Avenged Sevenfold in 2003, replacing former member Dameon Ash.

Bassist not guitarist, even if he is then he isn't fast. - zxm

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