Greatest Electric Guitarists


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41 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

r.i.p. kurt great guitarist

KURT COBAIN... I regret one thing... that I wasnt born 30 years ago...

You gotta love KURT COBAIN he's a Legend ROCK ON NIRVANA!


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42 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine 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 more.

Once again, should be listed high. also where is kurt hammet

Best guitarist ever what is he doing here

Nobody makes riffs like this guy. What people? Jimmy page, hendrix, blackmore, steve vai, satriani, pettruchi, dave, tremonti should be in top 10


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43 Brad Delson Brad Delson 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. V 1 Comment
44 Eric Johnson Eric Johnson Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist.

Eric Johnson is one of the most respected guitar virtuosos in the world. He has a fast, slick style and a brilliant tone. In the late eighties and nineties, Johnson took blues and jazz influences and catapulted them into the next world. And not many guitarists can top 'Cliffs of Dover'. - Floods

Cliffs of Dover! That work alone should put Eric Johnson near the Top 10 (certainly as good if not better than any of the Top 10 currently listed. ).

45 Robin Trower

Truely one of the best '70's rock guitar legends ever to play. He has fast overtones and sweet licks.

Had the biggest influence on me as a teenager. Many great memories at the lake playing his music.

Still one of the best at making the guitar be himself

46 Tommy Emmanuel Tommy Emmanuel

Wheres Tommy an Absolutely fantastic guitarist and performer

Far and away the best acoustic player who ever lived...his live performances are ledgendary...go see him

47 Daron Malakian Daron Malakian Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

He really should be on top 10, THE BEST GUITARIST EVER ON EARTH! You never could find someone better than him at any way.
THE BEST - daronboy

He's not the best player ever, but when you consider that he writes and produces a lot of his band's songs, he's at least top 10 or 15

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48 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.

49 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
50 Matt Bellamy Matt Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

He is one of the best modern guitarist, but is often overlooked due to Muse's polarizing style. Look at songs like "Knights of Cydonia", "Plug in Baby" (one of the best riffs of all time) and one of Muse's newer songs "Reapers." These songs showcase his guitar skills very well, among many other songs.

Matthew Bellamy is just Uprising. Not much to say being an amazing guitarist, I reckon the best of all time! You listen to him for the 1st time, you'll suddenly change your mind because he'll blow it like hell.

Nothing much to say about him just listen plug in baby... )

He is really underrated..

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51 Shawn Lane
52 Lincoln Brewster

Really Unique and Blessed Guitarist... A MUST HEAR!

He can do it all

Worship leader. Serves JESUS CHRIST.
Cracking and epic solos in -
'Let Your Glory Shine', 'All To You' and instrumental tracks 'Miraculum' and 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem' are just a few.
Multi-Talented Musician, song writer and producer. God Gifted!

53 Adam Jones Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.

So, so, so good at what he does. The booming sounds in Lateralus, Schism, Vicarious, and Sober are so sick!

54 Ron Thal
55 Ken Kitamura
56 Ichiro Takigawa

very talented guitarist of D'ERLANGER, BODY and CRAZE - ronluna

57 Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert

Omg the most underrated and perhaps best guitar player ever. Ignorant people like slash before hearing paul gilbert. "

Very under rated! He is amazing live! Wish he would do more in the USA.

One of the best in the WORLD. So versatile! He's a musical genius, a shredder from hell

58 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.

Herman Li of dragonforce is by far the most masterful guitar player of all time. The only person on earth that can come close to matching his skill is his apprentice that plays lead guitar simaltaneously with herman in the band.

One of the absolute best gutarists out here, better than Hendrix.



59 Tom Morello Tom Morello Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.

This is ridiculous that he is so low on this list, every song he's in, even his solo stuff is just so great! Amazing guitarist, deserves better

What his music is so unbelievably clean he should be in the top 10

Tom merello is awesome. If any one has herd of "Fist full of steel" his beginning guitar solo is th 2nd best one ever his first great solo is "wake up" that's has a great solo plus he is great at scratching almost no one does scratching witch puts him in like 1 place so tom merello is way beet er that's that one guy.

60 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


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