Greatest Electric Guitarists

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41 B.B. King B.B. King Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

He should be closer to the top for sure! I saw him in concert and he really plays the blues!

42 Tony Iommi Tony Iommi Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer. At age 17, he accidentally lost the fingertips of his middle ...read more.

The man who invented the heavy metal

He deserves better rank

He invented heavy metal with Black Sabbath. Pulling out songs with such heavy riffs and beautiful solos is really amazing. Guitar in is hands is like AK47. His best work can be found in songs like 'war pigs', 'heaven and hell', 'iron man', 'Paranoid', 'Black Sabbath'...

EHEN HIGHER THAN CLAPTON

43 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.

Why isn't Zakk in the top 10 of every one of these lists? Have you seen him play?

Zakk wylde behind the Green Day guitar player? Really man?

You all are f' en crazy Zakk Wilde is the greatest guitarist that ever lived. He should be number 1. Joe Bonnammosa would agree.

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44 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.

Dimebag is great

45 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter

I guess since he's not even on the list no one has heard of him. But in my opinion, he is much better than many of those who are at the top of this list. Just listen to his Second Winter album and you will see the light.

He's always been supremely vituosic, with a deep feel for the blues. His playing has phenomenal attack and raw power.

46 Uruha (The Gazette) Uruha (The Gazette)
47 Dick Dale
48 Alexi Wildchild Laiho Alexi Wildchild Laiho

An Amazing Guitarist indeed. He won the Dimebag young shredder award. That should say it all. - ShreddingCobra

49 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!

NO
BEYOND NUMBER 1
HE IS BEYOND MUSIC

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50 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine ...read 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

What AT LEAST HE MUST BE BESIDE SLASH

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51 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
52 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. ).

53 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

54 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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55 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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56 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

57 Lincoln Brewster

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!

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58 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
59 Ken Kitamura
60 Shawn Lane
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