Best Guitarists Ever

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241 Tom Scholz Tom Scholz Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston.

On Innovation and perfection alone he should be considered in the top 20. His style and experimentation all worked out to form one of classic rock's greatest groups. Forget that they were mainstream popular. They were 70's rock in a wonderful nutshell.

Utterly spectacular. What shame it is that he is this far down the list, he must be at least top 30. Listen to Boston's first album, the guitar work is fantastic

Seriously. Tom Scholz is the heart and soul of Boston. Needs to be in the top twenty AT LEAST.

Just listen to Foreplay/Longtime and Don't look back

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242 John Norum

Europe's best solos and instrumentals have been done by this man. Underrated band and underrated guitarist.

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243 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

Pink Floyd guitarist, an inborn musician, a true genius; we was one of the most creative people in music history ever.
RIP Syd =((

Top 10

Should be in the top 20.
He may not have been there for most of pink Floyds success but he created that sound and was one of the most creative guitarists, composers and lyricists in the history of rock

Underrated guitarist. At a time most guitarists were doing the typical blues thing or soloing in the same pentatonic style, Syd would tune his guitar to unique tunings and use a zippo lighter to play slide and used a Binson Echorec to create psychedelic soundscape that ushered in space rock. Not technically great but totally unique.

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244 Vito Bratta

I can't believe Vito is not in the top 20. He is by and far one of the best guitarists the world has ever known. His melodies are awesome. I wonder how many have ever listened to 'Don't give up', 'Little Fighter' or 'When the Children Cry'? I believe if White Lion was a more popular band he'd have been up there.

He shouldn't be on the 220 rank because of his talent the beat slash in the grammy awards, he deserves to be on the top 50 list.

One of the greatest guitar player and his solos are really fast and melodious.

Masterful guitarist. Great tone.

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245 Radomir Mihajlovic Tocak

best ever

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246 Greg Howe

The best rock fusion guitarist ever! Great technique and musicality. He also played neo classical and rock music in the 80's. His ideas are awesome.

Fantastic song writer, funky and incredibly fluid. I bow to his rhythmic abilities.

One of the best rock-fusion guitarrist in the world... He made the last album with victor wooten (bassist), and dennis chambers (drummer)...

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247 Tommy Bolin Tommy Bolin Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple; in addition to maintaining a notable solo career.

A true master of his instrument. Incredible musical talent and ability. Could play circles around many many contemporaries

Well because he wasn't on this list and he was better then most when he was 18!

A shame he died so early, great talent

Listen to Spectrum, Billy Cobhams masterpiece... Then you'l understand that Mr. Bolins choice for Deep Purple was a mistake... He was so creative!

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248 Taylor York Taylor York

He's an incredible guitarist. He deserves to be in the top 10! It's a shame.

249 Neil Giraldo

Great songwriter and guitarist

250 Richie Faulkner Richie Faulkner Richard Ian Faulkner, is an English guitarist (born 1 January 1980). In 2011 he was appointed as the successor of K.K. Downing in heavy metal band Judas Priest.
251 Rickey Medlocke

Blackfoot were so amazing. I just wanted to put that out.

Rickey doesn't get the credit he deserves, probably due to nothing all that new from him and Lynnard Skynnard.

252 John 5

Not that great with Rob Zombie but if you listen to his solo albums you'll see he is amazing. can play everything - lukeburket

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254 Ben Moody Ben Moody Benjamin Robert "Ben" Moody is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.

Best guitarist ever. How Ben Moody is so low? Actually this is a crap list, this guy definitely deserves to enter into top ten. Ben is incredibly talented. Her lyrics so beautiful. Such as Guitar solo on Going Under and deep meaning lyris on My Immortal. Ben was a awesome guitarist of Evanescence, but now he is left. I hope you will one day return to the group. Thank you Ben, you are the best guitarist and Evanescence is the best band ever. God bless Ben!

I know you are the best and I know you so please make vote on ben he's top.i love you ben moody.

He is one of the greatest guitarists, definitely. - 05yusuf09

255 Stanley Jordan

I'm shocked that no one mentioned him. Guitar Wizard.

Produce so relaxing tunes

Has really unique way of playing. Also can play two guitars at the same time, or guitar and keyboard (too hard to find this one to see).

Check him out you'll see he kick ass.

Simply the best. There is no one like him, he practically invent a new way of playing guitar. He has done covers of Beatles, Miles and Hendrix, all of which unique. There is no one that can rival Stan.

Clearly not a Great Jazz Guitarist list.

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256 Rick Springfield

Top 30

257 Steve Miller

One of the most innovative guitarist of all time. 300? Musical illiterates.

Absolute joke he is hear and were is Robbie criager of the doors he was a leading rock guitarist of all time up there with Richards, page, townsend, Harrison, Clapton, beck, justin haward, jeff lyne+ peter green without these in the 60s,70s there wouldn't be any top 300

258 Will Swan
259 Rick Brewster
260 Issei Sugimoto
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