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21 John Squire

Not even on the list? Seriously! He is an amazing guitarist

Maybe the very best, unbelievable musician.

22 C.C. Deville

Why is he 67th? C.C. is great! A great guitarist, yes, but also A really down to earth guy. He's the guitarist that replaced Slash in Poison... I remember Slash saying he was in Poison but he was kicked out/Quit because he didn't fit the "Glam look" but C.C. did! What a cool dude! :D

23 Peter Green Peter Green
24 Alex Lifeson Alex Lifeson Aleksandar Živojinović, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.

Crazy not to have him in top 5

The clowns you have ranked before him makes you an incredible douchebag

25 Duane Allman Duane Allman Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, and co-founder and leader of the Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle crash in 1971, when he was 24 years old.

Listen to Fillmore East

An innovator and motivator. When you think about it, when he died he had only been playing guitar for 10 years. It's hard to imagine what he could of accomplished if he had lived.

He was such a great guitarist, but he also inspired the rest of the band to play up to their full potential, and he shared the spotlight.

Many of us learned listening to him and Dickey. There's never been anyone like him since. He is unique and sorely missed by all of the folks for that era and anyone else that has listened to him play.

26 Jeff Healey Jeff Healey Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was a Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.
27 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.

Chuck Berry is a Guitar God.
With JB Goode, he founded Rock n Roll.

LOng live Chuck Berry.Happy Birthday!

28 Edge
29 Gary Moore Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

As good as van Galen if not better. Never got the recognition he deserved for his incredible solo albums in the 80's

Just why he is not in top 10?

One of the best!

30 Joe Satriani Joe Satriani

For the love of... have you heard the hammer-ons in Potato Head? Satch is a virtuoso and everything he plays is with purpose and melodic grace. Should be higher.

Satch took what Hendrix started and expanded it to its limits. Between he and Vai, there's nothing they can't touch.

How did Kirk Hammett beat Satch? Didn't Satch take him under his wing and give him lessons?

In front of joe satriani the other guitar players are nothing.

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31 Chet Atkins Chet Atkins
32 Kirk Hammett Kirk Hammett Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.

this is the worst list I have ever seen... 14. kirk hammett and 20. joe satriani oh my god he is kirks teacher in addition jimmy page is 13. lol he must be in top ten and jimi should be the best not fourth.

Are you serious! Kirk Hammett must be in the TOP 5. Have you ever SAW HIM? He can play the guitar only with his left hand and you want talk about his sol... ! He made Metallica one of the best heavy metal bands OF THE WORLD... !

Come on kirk hammett must be on top ten, this guy is amazing...

Kirk hammet..., overrated guitarrist, he is a good guitarrist but so much overrated

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33 Angus Young Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while ...read more.

Alright joke's over he should be #2 just behind Jimi Hendrix - ACDCRocks

Angus Young is a LEGEND. He should at least be in the top ten.

You can't beat ACDC.. Best live guitarist

Just listen Squealer, Whole Lotta Rossie and Chase the Ace solos, he should be top 5 with Hendrix, Pete Thousend, Jimmy Page and so on.

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34 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee

Alvin lee greatest rock and blues guitarist listen to live version of help me

Woodstock, I'm going home. Watch it and weep

Fast or blue just an incredible talent.

35 Drake Bell Drake Bell
36 Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.

Shadow play enough said

And don't forget Out On The Western Plain and Pistol Slapper Blues and...

By far my very favorite ever. Bar none.

There has been no better guitarist than Rory.

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37 John Frusciante John Frusciante John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Frusciante may not come off as all that impressive but his technical skill and brilliant solos are unparalleled today. I emphasize today because I believe him to be one of if not the best guitarist of the last 20 or 30 years

Just my opinion.

his sound and style...just so different from everyone else.

John Frusciante is my guitar god! He is one of the best guitarists that we have today.

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38 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.

Under A Glass Moon alone is enough to beat everyone else on this list, let alone all of his masterpieces

Much better than some of the overrated items in this list.

Deserves to be in the top... most underrated guitarist - DM2414

I have only a question for you guys:

Why the hell is this man down here?

39 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

I'm sorry but I do not like Green Day, I may be the only one who thinks this, and get yelled at for saying this... But I truly believe they're overplayed on classic rock AND new music stations. They play them on every station, for music, on this planet! I get it people like them and all, but really, "Brain stew" Is a very overplayed song.

Not only can he make amazing guitar riffs, he can play so many other instruments! He revolutionized Punk in his era and still is. Not only with a pretty face and a voice to go with it, but his guitar trumps all.

Beast! Maybe not most talented with the instrument but he has amazing stage presence and can write sweet licks

Why is he down here? He's so awesome!

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40 Roger Fisher

I'm so happy to see people remember this guy and for all you kids, the HEART riffs you are playing on GH1 and GH2, Barracuda-Crazy ON You, Thats pure Roger Fisher.

Let me say it one more time. From 1975 to 1979 Heart was one of the best bands ever in Rock and the lead guitar player was Fisher. Do you get my point?

His riffs are perfect. Not too much and never too little but instead a perfect placement of sound for every song.

Its about time people remember how great this man was, during the 70's, and the impact he had on rock music.

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