Greatest Electric Guitarists


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61 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.

62 Alexi Wildchild Laiho Alexi Wildchild Laiho

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

63 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..

64 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!

65 Mark Knopfler Mark Knopfler Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He is best known for being the frontman of the British band Dire Straits.

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

My favorite.

66 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

67 Mike Campese

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

68 Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)

A great guitarist and showman.

69 David The Edge Evans

Should ABSOLUTELY be higher on the list

He requires no introduction.

70 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.

71 Peter Frampton Peter Frampton
72 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

73 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.

74 Steve Howe Steve Howe Stephen James "Steve" Howe is an English musician and songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist in the progressive rock group Yes.

Probably the greatest guitarist for the type of yes's music that could ever have played for the band he can play just about everything not many guitarist can claim that

Why he isn't at no. 1 is beyond me. Too many idiots on this site I suspect.

75 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

76 Mick Thompson
77 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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78 Phil Keaggy

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

79 Jamed Hetfield V 2 Comments
80 Jack White Jack White

"Death Letter" by The White Stripes.

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