Best Guitarists Alive In 2016


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21 Phil Keaggy

This man should be number one. That is fact. If you disagree it's because you don't know his work. Because he identifies as a Christian musician his music isn't played in mainstream markets so he is almost unknown. It isn't right. He's more complex than Van Halen. There was even a rumor out there once that he jammed with Hendrix one time (which is untrue - but the fact that such a rumor exists points to the fact that he's a master guitarist). Seriously, listen to him, soak his music in over some time, and tell me that he's not the most intricately-skilled guitarist of all-time. - BKAllmighty

22 Steve Hackett Steve Hackett
23 Roger McGuinn Roger McGuinn James Roger McGuinn known professionally as Roger McGuinn and previously as Jim McGuinn, is an American musician.

Does not need to be the most vicious shredder or fastest speed demon; just his ringing 12 string Rickenbacker making some of the sweetest sounds in rock history.

24 Alex Lifeson Alex Lifeson Aleksandar Živojinović, OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.
25 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.
26 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.
27 Mick Thomson Mick Thomson Mickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.
28 Tony Iommi Tony Iommi Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer.
29 Jeff Beck Jeff Beck Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.
30 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp
31 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
32 Kai Hansen Kai Hansen
33 Brian Setzer
34 Newton Faulkner
35 Derek Trucks Derek Trucks
36 Jason Richardson
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