Greatest Electric Guitarists


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61 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!

62 Ron Thal
63 Ichiro Takigawa

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

64 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

65 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.



66 Johnny Marr Johnny Marr

Not a guitar hero in the conventional sense of the word, nevertheless, Johnny Marr is one of the most influential guitarists of the past twenty + years. His arpaeggiated leads are very difficult to play, and when he breaks loose with a guitar solo, the sounds are unrecognisable as having come from a guitar - Floods

How is he not higher. He is the greatest guitarist to come from 80's music. I find it hard to find the reasons why he is lower than some other guitarists on this list but you know. Great gigs as well.

67 Matthias Jabs

he should be up there on the top number one he's the greatest guitarist ever at least to me you'll be always in my heart

I like matthias jabs licks.. he play the guitar so fast.. I want matthias jabs to be the greatest electric guitarist.. I hope it become truth..

68 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

He's the best (quick, melodious and sing very good)

Why so low he is the teacher of all this guys

The lead guitarrist of the best band in the history is obviously the best

Come on man!

69 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.

70 Mark Knopfler Mark Knopfler Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.

Why is he 67. That's a joke. Top 10. No top 5

My favorite.

71 Ray Toro Ray Toro Raymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.

Some pretty amazing solo's. Great live as well as studio albums

72 Mike Campese

Mike Campese is awesome! He is so versatile and can shred as well. Plus, he is very melodic

73 Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)

A great guitarist and showman.

74 Peter Frampton Peter Frampton
75 John Fogerty

He is from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Just listen to Up Around The Bend or Bad Moon Rising. The most complete electric guitarist in existence.

76 Marty Friedman Marty Friedman Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted more.

What the hell, even Kurt cobain is higher than him? Marty is better than like 98% of the above

A whole new way of playing guitar. Very very unique.

77 Jason Becker Jason Becker Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American neoclassical metal guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Shrapnel Records-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released the albums Speed Metal Symphony in 1987 and Go Off! in 1988. Cacophony broke up more.

Becker could smoke Malmsteen, Gilbert and Van Halen by the time he was 16. Sadly, he contracted ALS before he even reached 20. - Floods

78 Mick Thompson
79 Neal Schon Neal Schon Neal Joseph Schon is an American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English. He is Journey's last original constant member, having participated in every album and tour to date.

Just listen to Journey's guitar solos, they are extraordinary every time. I would definitely put this guy in my top ten.

One of the greatest musicians and guitarists that has ever lived on this planet!
Number 87? Are you kidding me? His melodic intensity, his versatility, his tremendous song writing ability and unique identifiable style should land him in the top ten! PERIOD!

Number 87? How about somewhere in the top ten instead? And my personal favorite of all time! There are just no words to describe this man!
Santana doesn't call him " Vortex " for nothing!

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80 Phil Keaggy

He's does Christian music so not many people heard of him.

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