Best Guitarists Alive In 2016


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Derek Trucks Derek Trucks

Saw him live today in Brussels. Had to cross it off my bucket list. Seeing this legend play live is a must. He's a blues god.

22 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.
23 Matt Bellamy Matt Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.
24 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

25 Steve Hackett Steve Hackett
26 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.
27 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. At age 17, he accidentally lost the fingertips of his middle more.
28 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.
29 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.
30 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.

31 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.
32 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.
33 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp
34 Kai Hansen Kai Hansen
35 Brian Setzer
36 Newton Faulkner
37 Jason Richardson
38 Cole Rolland Cole Rolland

Largely unknown but INCREDIBLY talented. His work borders on ludicrous, and he definitely deserves a shot at #1

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