Greatest Living Guitarists

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41 John Petrucci John Petrucci John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

The guitarist and often composer for Dream Theater, Petrucci knows how to play. He pours emotion into everything he does, and is incredibly technically gifted. Considering Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher are no longer with us; Petrucci is my pick for best living guitarist (closely followed by Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson and the original JP, Jimmy Page).

It was a tie between him and Tom Morello for me

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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 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

44 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.
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 ...read more.

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

This is insane that he is this low

48 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.
49 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>..

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 Doyle Bramhall II
58 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.
59 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
60 Ronald Laster
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