Best Guitarists Ever

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241 Warren De Martini

I'm surprised no one has brought this guy up he may not be top ten but he's top 50 for sure and he's definitely better than slash...

I'm biased here as I was gently led into heavy metal rock by Ratt. DeMartini was the driving force behind my not being able to stay away any longer. By 1984 I was listening to Ratt, Night Ranger, and the Scorpions simply because of the guitars!

Love his sound! Totally underrated!

242 Jack Black Jack Black Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious more.

He is amazing... A great vocalist as well

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243 Karl Sanders, Nile Karl Sanders, Nile Karl Sanders is an American musician, most widely known as the founding member of the American ancient Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile.

Karl Sanders is a very technical, death metal guitarist. He may not be one of the best guitarists ever, but no doubt he is very good. Songs like 'What may safely be written' and 'Annihilation of the Wicked' prove it!

244 Jack Barakat (All Time Low)

One of the best guitarists ever. If you listen to an All Time Low song you'll know what I mean. He is just amazing. Not only he plays extremely well but he also looks hot. Should be at the top at the list, not at the bottom. - Rachel

245 Tony McPhee

Back in the early 70s was when the groundhogs were at there peak, Tony TS mcphee was in top 5 guitarists regular. "Split" was and still is one of the best prog rock albums ever made, and Tony could make his guitar talk. Greatly underrated, Tony still tours today

246 Johnny Thunders Johnny Thunders John Anthony Genzale Jr. (July 15, 1952 – April 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Johnny Thunders, was an American rock and roll/punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the early 1970s as a member of the New York Dolls. He later played with The Heartbreakers and more.
247 Terry Kath Terry Kath Terry Alan Kath was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the original guitarist, one of the lead singers and founding members of the rock band Chicago.

Terry was absolutely brilliant. His style, tone, and improvisation skills are unique. You can feel his heart ooze from every note he played. In my opinion, he is one of the greatest guitarists overlooked by the general public. His greatness was overshadowed by the full sound of a 7 (or 8) piece band. His biggest fans, and those who appreciate his uniqueness, are other musicians. RIP Terry.

Terry had the voice of Ray Charles and played guitar like Hendrix. Very soulful and funky. He was great at combining rock/jazz at a time when no one was doing that. Prime cuts: Make Me Smile, 25 or 6 24, Takin It On Uptown... Definitely Rocks most underrated guitarist.

No doubt, there are several guitarists on this list that are worthy of a top ten rating, depending on what rocks your world. I could listen to Terry's studio solo on "25 or 6 to 4" over and over-fantastic! Too bad they usually cut it out on commercial radio. But, there is so much more he put on wax before he died; "It Better End Soon", for example.

JImi Hendrix upon seeing Kath perform with Chicago said that he (Kath) was better than he was. Enough said.

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248 Patrick Stump Patrick Stump Patrick Martin Stumph, known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and composer of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois.

Average 4 chord rhythm guitarist for a pop rock band. - Plonderss

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249 Derek Jones
250 Ed O'Brien Ed O'Brien Edward John "Ed" O'Brien is an English guitarist best known as a member of the English alternative rock band Radiohead, with whom he has recorded nine studio albums. His makes extensive use of effects units to create atmospheric sounds and textures.
251 Jason Combs
252 Elliott Smith

Look at the tempo and picking patterns. I believe he is very UNDER RATED.

253 Robin Trower

Trower is the guitar god. The best guitarist in history. I've seen all of the greats and Trower tops them all. His sentivity, note selection, emotion, power, sense of psychedelic mysticism, jazz-like improvizations and most of all his songwriting. Trower always wrote mature songs unlike the teenage anthems of his contemporaries. Trower was and still is the greatest of all time - bar none.

Was a legendary 70's guitar soloist with many hit albums including the best rock album, "Bridge of Sighs". Incredibly fast overtones and sweet licks, surely one of the best guitarists ever.

Jimi Hendricks even said he thought Trower was better then he was. If you have never listen to him before, you have got to here him and then he should be put in the top 2. The best and hardist working guitarist ever.

Too Rolling Stoned is a masterpiece, one of many written and performed by Robin Trower. Songs for a Dreamer should make anyone who has ever picked up a guitar hungry for more. Robin Trower is amazing.

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254 Jason Becker

Not only are his skills godlike, his music is great too! Unlike EVERY OTHER Shredder out there (Except Marty Friedman, who is another one of my favorites)! If he didn't have ALS, he would rule the world... Listen to his solo album 'Perpetual Burn' if you don't believe me, or if you're too lazy, search "Jason Becker serrana" on YouTube...

Awesome! All I can say is search this guy on YouTube. Listen to him with your eyes closed then experience watching him. It is crazy, he is truly amazing his technique is one very few can mimic. So Jason should be in the top ten. Listen to Perpetual Burn. Higher or just Google him and listen to his music. You will not be disappointed

Billie Joe, Kurt Cobain are you nuts or something. Jason Becker is easily one of the greatest metal guitarist of all time. Listen to altitude. That songs had so much emotions that even 1000000 slashs can't match. Great changes but they just added to the beauty of the song. Really his body wasn't much supportive otherwise he could have easily been next to Hendrix. He has done so much at such an early age and then stopped, and that's quite unfortunate, that we imagine that Beethoven or Vivaldi is playing the instrument.

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255 Kyle Gass

He is doing comedy yeah, but MAN he is a good guitarist.

KG should be higher he can flat out play some of his riffs are amazing... Underrated

Tenacious D. is fun, mostly because of brilliant songwriting from this guy.

256 Elvis Elvis Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

This is so wrong elvis is the king of rock and roll

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257 Phil Collen

Phil collen was guitaring since the 70's he was fast original and made his own guitar his solo on say photograph and foolin should be ranked higher he in my opinion is in the top 5 guitarists of the 80's that's all I got to say

So overlooked, just like his band. definitely one of the best, at least out of those still living.

Definitely should be in top 50 this list is wacked in some spots

When steve clark died phil had to learn everthing that e done for the 5th album and inpressive solo's as well -

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258 Andy Mckee

He's a guitar orchestra on his own. 6 strings + 10 fingers = A million sweet melodies all at once! He's one of those great guitarists who have a great mastery of the instrument it's as if the guitar was invented just for his hands. It always amazes me that 1 guitar could make all those sounds at once. I believe Andy Mckee should be #1 on this list because he proves that you don't need electric guitar effects to sound good. Hell he even uses alternate tunings for each song giving them their own unique chord progression. NOW that's a great guitarist. One who can push the instrument to it's musical limits. Just listen to Drifting, Ebon Coast and Common Ground. You'll definitely love the guy.

259 James Christian 'Munky' Shaffer James Christian 'Munky' Shaffer

Munky is so inspiring, and songs he's making are awesome... KoRn is awesome! - `Co

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260 Kaoru

Kaoru's the best guitarist I've ever heard... Die is amazing but Kaoru is just a bit better... Kaoru should really be top of this list... No one can compose songs the way he does... I think it's just because the Western side are so ignorant that people like the ones mentioned are here... He's the best!

I don't know of any other guitarist who could come up with such unusual, gorgeous and emotionally bright parts in his songs. The sounds of his guitar just a shot in my heart from the first solos I've heard.

KAORU'S an awesome leader and guitarist!.. He is a beautiful composer as well and loves his band members

Dir en grey totally rocks! Kaoru is so, so talented!

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