Greatest Living Guitarists


The Contenders: Page 3

41 Mark Tremonti Mark Tremonti Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge.
42 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.

Don't vote for Chuck Berry cause he'll probably die the next day after you vote

43 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 more.
44 Mike McCready

Unbelievably underrated because he isn't the only guitarist in Pearl Jam. The things he does in a live show are incredible. Yes Eddie Veder is the face and voice of the group but McCready is the soul of the sound.

Unreal live

45 Pata (X Japan)
46 Orianthi Panagaris

Insanely talented young guitarist

47 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.

Tornado Of Souls, Hanger 18, Holy Wars, listen to them.

This is insane that he is this low

48 Tim Reynolds

Easily top 20...His versatility, and smooth transition is awesome...Listen to him with DMB, the TOP grossing touring band for the last 15 yrs...The guy is hands down BAD ASS>..

49 Joe Walsh Joe Walsh Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

Joe has written some of greatest classic rock riffs of all time! Very underrated!

Underrated as far as I am concerned

50 Pat Metheny

The list seemed so much incomplete without him

51 Sungha Jung
52 Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert

Are you serious that he wasn't even on this list... Come on people!

This guy is the 1#, period.

53 Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss.

No list is complete without the Spaceman... Should have been in the top 1010

Should not be on this list---he sucks!

54 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.

As usual, no respect. One of the greatest guitarists alive. Easily Top 20. Real musicianship, not pseudo/mimicry.

55 Richard Z. Kruspe Richard Z. Kruspe

He is just the best Guitarist from ALL TIME.

56 Sugizo
57 Közi
58 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and more.

Ted Nugent better than Stevie Ray Vaughan-I think not!

I've seen em all baby. Elvis and chuck berry are the best with Clapton and Ronnie guitar Holbrook are the two blues masters oh and of course my man Stephen ray von incredible talent

SRV at 81? Ya'll must be high...

59 Doyle Bramhall II
60 Jim Root Jim Root James Donald "Jim" Root, also known by his number #4, is an American musician known for being the rhythm/lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former lead guitarist for alternative metal band Stone Sour.
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