Best Guitarists Ever
The Contenders: Page 10
Even Rolling Stone put him as one of the 100 Greatest ever. That should tell you something.
Should be at least in the top 100. This guy is so overlooked, his playing is amazing. His solos with Soundgarden are epic!
I grew up listening to Thayil's awesome solos, and not just Black Hole Sun either. I listened to whole albums. RS put him dead last in the 100 Greatest Guitarists, and I really think he deserves much better. - NuMetalManiakV 1 Comment
A true master of neoclassical shredding, he mixes killer riffs in classic hard rock style, amazing and unforgetabble slow tunes and a superfast picking technique to make amazing guitarsongs such as Bullet Train. He also writes more emotional and slow paced stuff like his song The Beacon. Check him out.
Tommy Ratliff specializes in the bluesy funk guitar sound, but he's able to play a variety of music types. As Adam Lambert said about his bassist/guitarist Tommy Ratliff "he plays so tastefully and as an ensemble. " Tommy's fun to watch and spectators can tell that he loves what he does!
Anyone with as much talent as this man should be much higher on the list. He's self taught and absolutely amazing to watch and listen to!
Great, talented, mesmerizing guitarist. Unforgettable if you heard him even once. Such a strong charisma
Tommy is one of the most talented guitarist alive today. The voters need to broaden their horizons and listen to him play, he's amazing. He plays many genres effortlessly, from blues to rock to metal to pop. He's absolutely captivating when he plays. His passion is only second to his talent.V 104 Comments
The brains behind the Mars Volta. He is an incredible guitarist. Most people probably don't know who he is but if you know of the Mars Volta then you know what I'm talking about!
Hands down the best guitarist of the past five years... Just see him live and you'll know
He is one of the only guitarists who can balance sound and performance perfectly.
Very underrated guitarist, the dude is seriously unreal at times.V 8 Comments
Jake's skillful playing is the biggest reason I like the BVB. His technique is out of this world and he deserves to be recognized a lot more.
How come Jake Pitts has a low ranking.. He deserves a better rank than this.. Besides he really is a skillful guitarist.. BVB ARMY FOREVER!
2nd best guitarist after Jimi Hendrix Black veil brides are the best!
The best why is he 218?V 7 Comments
Great player, great songs, cool guy... - `Co
Of course he is not the best but not 242V 2 Comments
Most lists are popularity contests. Nothing more. True players who study guitar know the truth. Martin Barre is one of the greatest rock guitarist ever. Top 10 without a doubt. From time signature changes, lighting speed, complex chording. No one does it all like him. He just isn't flashy. He's pure music.
Saw Leslie West right before Martin Barre at Shea Stadium. The west fans did not believe me before the show that Barre was better. Bridge of Sighs was great but by the end they were converted.
Ludicrous that this god of guitar is low down ; one of the most distinctive sounds ever ; no one else sounds like Barre when he plays Aqualung or Minstrel in the Gallery.
He brings so much spirit to the instrument. If would have lived longer, maybe people would know him as a talented musician. Also, Brian Jones at 186 and Frank Zappa at 54 need to be changed. R.I.P
How the hell is he not in the top ten (along with mick ronson and johnny ramone) his guitar playing kicked the complete ass of other people up their like prince and Kevin Jonas! Just listen to live songs such as Jeepster, Get it on, Buick Mackane, and Jewel, as well as others! RIP the great Marc Bolan!
This is the 20th Centrury Boy
Chris Wolstenholme plays bass, smart one.
Best guitar player of all times - Whitesnake rules!
Melodic, amazing technique, and style. Amazing melodies. He has fun and is satisfied and confident about his own guitar playing and loves his music. Energetic, happy, and fun on stage. Best songs- I'm alright, melodia, fargo, purple rain (instrumental cover of prince's song) - johnathanburton
The most original and innovative players on the planet
The best metalcore guitarist, his solos on An Ocean Between Us and The Powerless Rise are a masterpiece. And he isn't only fast, he's very creative and skillful.V 1 Comment
His guitar really amazing...
He can make a really beautiful melody...
I love all of his song... He is the best composer & Guitarist ever...
His ability to compose a song is in my opinion greater than his two band mates and his great strength as a guitarist is his ability to be able to be subtle and allow other sounds and styles influence his music giving him a range capable of fully expressing not only various genres but emotions even in the same song.
When I listen his melody, I feel like I lost in a maze. I am hypnotized by Ken's spell Moreover, I don't care how much people adore him because I am indeed his fan. Awesome guitarist in my mind as ever!
I didn't think I'd find my favorite guitarrist on this list. I think Ken
lives for the guitar, he has the talent on his veins. His guitar can be slow and melodic or great fast solos. He should be higher on the list.
I think he's really gifted musician! He's got a lot of energy, power in his riffs and solos...
Lead guitarist of Rammstein. don't let the bands image make you overlook him. He has great skills, with a style that is unmistakable!
Herr Kruspe is one of the best guitarists I've ever heard. Listen to his solos and you will understand what I mean!
Richard plays all the solos that's why I vote for him check out his solos in adios, rammstein, weisses fleisch, Du Riechst so gut and amerika! - leonzillaleonV 9 Comments
Al is not a recognized name by many people who don't regularly listen to jazz. However if anyone gives this guy a listen people will put him in the top 10 for sure. He's the fastest guitar player ever and extremely elaborate in his abilities to perform.
Al suffers because he does not get the exposure a rock guitarist does, but listen to "Elegant Gypsy Suite" or any of his work with seminal jazz fusion outfit Weather Report and you'll be mightily impressed. Legions of guitarist pay homage to him. Definitely a top 10 contender.
Same as with Pat Metheny: this list seems more to be a list of most popular rock guitarists, then best guitarists at all. Al Dimeola is amazing on the guitar. As I saw him live, sometimes I would like to ask for a slow motion, because my senses could not follow his play.
Um, yeah, this seems to be a list of best known guitarist not the best guitarist. Al at 371. Proof this list is being created by MTV fans, not guitar fans.V 15 Comments
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