Greatest Rock Guitarists of All Time


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101 Fred Frith

Not main stream but one of the best in experimental avant-garde rock.

102 Zacky Vengance
103 Ken Kitamura
104 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.

he died in his prime, another guitarist we all miss, who knows what he could've done had he lived. saw him in concert twice. the gorge in george back in the 90s
one of the greatest concerts I've ever seen. -

The Mastermind of all Blues/Rock. He played everything out on his guitar. No drugs needed, just pure skill.

I agree with a lot of these picks but really Stevie belongs at the very least in top ten!

Really? Stevie not in the top 5? Or ten for that matter? The marque of of a virtuoso is that the style and sound cannot be replicated - ever listen to the tribute for Stevie? Not one of those fabulous guitarists- no not even Eric Capton cannot replicate Stevie' s style or sound. Give me a break - this is a laugh...

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105 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.

You joking, right - BJ Armstrong is before the person who could have probably reinvented guitar playing? I don't even want to start...

Petrucci is THE best guitar player. Simply he is most technical, brings most variations AND is a great song writer and composer. Small detail is that he co founder of worlds best and most sophisticated band, DT.

What? 116 are yoy kidding me?

What the hell is wrong with people? Yeah, I do love RHCP, Green Day, A7x, n AC/DC, but there is absolutely no waaayyy he is behind the guitarists of the bands mentioned above... like come on..A7x was inspired by DT... conclusion:- this list is STUPID!

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106 Charlie Scene


107 Glen Buxton

Alice Cooper... Schools Out, Eighteen

108 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.

He created an entire style of music it's not how difficult his music was to play but then again I have never heard anyone come close to making a jag sound like Kurt.

Kurt Cobain is the best.
Should be there in the top 10 at least.

Should be in the top 10! An Amazing guitar player who was about being creative on the guitar and not a boring virtuso.

He sucks.

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109 Phil Campbell

Motorhead Forever! Phil is amazing. Underrated forsure. Deserves to be on any greatest guitarist list up in the top 10.

110 Jinxx Jinxx Jeremy Miles Ferguson, better known by the stage name Jinxx, is an American musician best known as the rhythm guitarist, violinist, cellist, pianist, lyricist, songwriter, composer and backing vocalist of American rock band Black Veil Brides.
111 James Stevenson
112 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams V 2 Comments
113 Cory Churko

Guitarist, famous for playing with artists like Shania Twain

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114 Gordon Summoner

Sting, the rock legend, more famous as the lead singer of rock band Police

115 Andy Summers

The Police's guitarist... He is underrated!

116 Peter Buck
117 Vito Bratts

Guitarist to be noted.. His guitar ability, tapping, sweep picking and amazing guitar solos rank him in the top 10.. !

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118 Stefan Elmgren

One of thE former Guitarists of Hammerfall. He is totally wicked.

119 Jeff Hanneman Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

...Should be higher than Kerry King, on this list. King was good...but, Hanneman was the real mastermind behind all their licks (and I don't even like Slayer lol...I just recognize talent when I see it)

120 Johnny Marr Johnny Marr

By far one of the best. This guy can play lead guitar and rhythm at the same time. Try and play one of the early Smiths songs!

Go Listen to "What Difference Does it Make" Right now. Case closed.

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