Greatest 21st Century Guitarists
The Top Ten
Synyster has supplied Avenged Sevenfold with countless unforgettable riffs and blazing-fast solos. His precision is off the charts, he plays so fast yet never seems to have a sloppy note. Not only has he already put his mark on history, but he still has decades of great work left, seeing that he is only in his mid-30's.
His string work is phenomenal, his solos are gripping, he shreds like no other and no Avenged song would be nearly as phenomenal without him.
Synyster Gates is one of the most talented musical geniuses of the last 30 years.
This is the best guitar player I have ever seen. I am now doing him on my guitar class project. Awesome!
He's a fake-he uses computers
Watch him live. He puts on a show like no-one else, strutting around the stage, owning every member of the audience. There's a reason Muse are the best live band of today.
Bellamy was ranked #19 on Gigwise's list of The 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever
. Total Guitar readers voted Bellamy #29 on a list of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time. Bellamy's riff from "Plug In Baby" was #13 in Total Guitar's poll of the Top 100 Riffs of All Time
Bellamy named "Guitarist of the Decade" and proclaimed to be "the Hendrix of his generation"
Muse have all the skill and flare of any 20th century band. While they're not my favourite band of all time, Muse are definitely the only actual BAND worth listening too from 2000 on.
I'm not saying I'm gay, but if I could date Matthew Bellamy, I would go full homo for him.
Its not just what he plays, but it's the way that he plays it. His style is one-of-a-kind and his solos, especially live, make him the best in the business. This guy is the new Hendrix, and in 20 years or so, he'll too have legendary status.
he's the best... the best among all of them... he's the best, leave out all the rest,... the guy got the voice ti make your booty go... the guy got the music to make your booty go... the got the crowd of his fans to make your booty go straight... love him
His guitar playing is mind blowingly good! Could listen to him just playing guitar for hours it would never get old! Can't wait for his new album this year!
Pretty good pop writer, player and singer. Plays some mean blues as well. Seems to dabble in everything with his axe.
Amazing when he plays, especially live stuff.
Proves that short people rock the hardest!
Oh my days this list is so wrong
Jason Mraz is just amazing at everything from singing to playing his guitar you should vote for him because he is the best!
heart burst into fire was great!
Bullet for my valentine sucks it is the worst band ever their voices are like girls and I think they don't even know how to tune their guitars
Bullet For My Valentine one of the best bands... Matt's voice is great,playing guitar so amazing...he's My favorite guitarist with Richard Z. Kruspe
Josh has great versatility playing on drums in EODM and keyboard and singing in QOTSA but its his guitar skills that really demonstrate the musician he is!
John Frusciante is an absolute musical genius. His work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers is fantastic, but I think his solo stuff is the decisive factor, that he's the best guitarist of 21st century.
I don't know which song is the best of him, because all of them are great, but if you want to hear real guitar songs listen to "Before The Beginning", "Murderes", "Central" or "Another" from his band project Ataxia with Josh Klinghoffer. Listen to "Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt"... Fantastic.
The 21st century Hendrix.
John frusciante is the best. And so are the rhcp
most original guitarist of this time. cool guy and great guitar play
Richard Z Kruspe, you can't dislike his guitar skills, I just don't see anyone that could do that.
I can't stop listening to him play. He's absolutely amazing.
Mein Herz brennt is The Song
This guy can play the guitar like nobody else! His aggressive play style is woven into Radiohead's songs seamlessly. Every solo and every riff is a defining part of the song, and he can really improve the sound of music. He even plays the guitar with a viola bow.
The best guitarist on the best band of the last 15-20 years should be higher than 14
Incredible guitar player. I have never seen anything like him. ever!
She's an underrated guitarist, her skills on guitar are amazing, she's dynamic and she's got a Jimi Hendrix thing when she's playing it. She's so young and has so much potential, search the guitar solo of Rattlesnake or Your lips are red.
Amazing guitarist, really innovative. Also her signature guitar is amazing!
Rock band 4
Singer/songwriter/guitar-shredder Annie Clark deserves to be at the top of the list for making all different kinds of guitar riffs and sounds. She is as innovative as they get, and she can play the guitar like a pro. We need more guitar goddesses out there. Fantastically she manages to play the guitar bluesy at times, metal at times and distorted at times. Should be higher on this list.
Thunder Horse is The Song
Creed restricted Tremonti's guitar ability with their use of only one guitar tune and their lack of solos, but on just about any Alter Bridge song, Mark and Myles Kennedy five headlong into a unique, beautiful, befitting solo and catchy riffs that almost speak as much as Myles' lyrics. Also, Mark's solo band, Tremonti, uses some great solos. I would recommend people listen to "Blackbird" by Alter Bridge and "You Waste Your Time" by Tremonti to familiarize themselves with Mark Tremonti's talent.
What is wrong with everybody?! Perhaps they are unfamiliar with Mark's guitaring but he shreds the axe better than anyone else this century except, perhaps, Synyster Gates. Mark is a great guitarist and his solo on "Blackbird" by Alter Bridge may be the best solo of the 21st century.
Guys I've heard all these guitarist play and some more that deserve to be on this list like Joe satriani n carlos santana but honestly from all these mentioned here it comes down to two guys:Mark tremonti and Synaster Gates from Alter Bridge and Avenged Sevenfold respectively so its up to you to choose what you'l want as number 1 from these two
Children of bodom is one of my favourite bands now. Listen to "Was it worth it" or "Needled 24/7" and you will definitely agree!
The most amazing guitar work out of any band I've ever heard has come from Children of Bodom. I just can't get enough!
Alexi laiho is the best... No one can be compared to him... He is god... He is king!
He's great at improvising, but apart from that he's an absolutely crap guitarist who doesn't play well and doesn't even like playing.
He is the best Guitarist! Listen to the hunting party
He should be in top ten because he plays electric guitar so well. Peer Kaiser
Ho Come on... Don't kid me... Although he isn't mainly a solo driven guitarist bit still you should listen to Minutes to Midnight, A Thousand Suns and mainly Tge Hunting Party... Then you will never keep him below top 10...
Dynasty Damnation is The Song
Shepherds Commandment is The Song
From Coldplay, hands down a great guitarist with thrilling solos
Maybe he's not greatest guitarist. But he should enter to Top 20