Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 17

321 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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322 Jose Feliciano Jose Feliciano José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer.

Even if you couldn't connect to a lot of the songs, there is no denying he is a great, great talent and like many others way down this list, he should be way up.

Too many are being voted in the upper numbers are being voted on popularity and not talent. Too many can't discern the actual talent a guitarist possesses because they like the overall band for the songs and not the actual talent but Jose is definitely one of the most talented to have come along in any genre.

Feliciano is underrated simply because he mainly played latin music instead of rock or pop. However, when it comes to skills, he is probably the best guitarist ever! The fact that he was born blind makes his achievement even greater. His riff and improvisation come from his heart and soul, with his "fastest ten fingers ever" being his medium.

What a joke, feliciano at 185? First watch his performance of 'malaguena', 'flight of the bumblebee', 'gypsy' and other videos on YouTube then ask all so called top ten living guitarists to play these compositions. equally good in playing with hand and striker. he don't play these days but he is a living legend. don't forget, he is born blind.

Really impressive! in any field. Innovator of his time to add classical fingerstyle nylon string guitar on pop rock music - theTop100

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323 Roger Fisher

Look at all the people in front of ROG. There my be 15 people on this list who can out play Fisher but no more than that. Roger is one of the best ever and the king of arena rock. With his band HEART they played to sold out arena's all across the U.S. to millions of loving fans. Rock on Roger Fisher.

I see Nancy Wilson is ranked 34 on this list Roger is at 150 seems to me something is wrong. Roger was the best Guitar player in Heart.

One of the best guitar players in an era that was loaded with great guitar players.

Awesome feel and sound... and one guy I could get.. and do a "similar sound/style"... but that's what I was listening to. I was into it... '70's Heart... there is no better!

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324 Tweke Lewis

The perfect foil to Micky Jones when in the MAN band.. Still playing absolute brilliant blues to this day.. Definitely worth a mention and a listen! - manmars

I'm in total agreement with the last two comments. There are those that can play and those that can really play. Rock on Tweke.

So good to see you here Tweke. Your music has given me many hours of pleasure. I wish you all the best with your new project.

325 Jani Liimatainen

Jani is GOD Sonata Arctica is best band EVER I love it so so so much. Jani is king

He is fast, he's got the skills. Sonata Arctica kicks ass.

He is just amazing!
I've never seen any other doing such solos... his fingers fly!
And he is so charismatic... for me is one of the greatest ever... he should definitely be much more on top! - Soko

Just listen to San Sebastian solo and you 'll vote for him.

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326 Hillel Slovak Hillel Slovak

My favorite guitarist of all time. Despite the fact that I didn't even really like the kind of music the Peppers made at the time, his guitar playing was just amazing and it is a shame he had to go the way he did...

"0%" - that's just painful... - Maplestrip

He is so underrated. He taught Flea, the greatest bassist ever, how to play bass. And He was probably Frusciante's biggest influence. Without him there would be no Red Hot Chili Peppers.R.I.P. - RHCPfan

Original red hot chili peppers guitarist, played with such great expression and red hot bone crunching mayhem funkiness

I think everybody would know him now, if he wouldn't be dead

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327 Pepe Smith

Living legend in Philippine Rock and Roll, from the early days of martial law to present! Pinoy rock would not be the same without him!

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328 Bill Theocharidis

He's technique is unparalleled

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329 Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien

He shouldn't be here.

He collects Guitars! - TheHabsFan

Greatest guitarist of all time definitely.

Best guitarist!

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330 Ichiro Cipher Takigawa

CIPHER is one of the most influential guitarists and one of the best in Japan. he created bands with tetsu kikuchi called BODy and CRAZE. - ronluna

Sugizo (luna sea guitarist), dir en grey guitarists idolizes cipher - ronluna

One of the most influential guitarist in Japan - ronluna

*correction: inoran idolizes cipher not sugizo - ronluna

331 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.

Mark, when combined with Myles, is the definition of Rock and Roll. No one who has heard Blackbird can deny that.

My favourite quote from YouTube:
"The music industry gets owned whenever Myles opens his mouth. "
Same goes for both Mark's and Myles' guitar playing.

He's a living legend. It's just that he's underrated and he deserves a lot more. For me he's the best guitarist the world.

Mark Tremonti has played with Creed and Alterbridge his whole life. He made his start with Creed, and now look Creed is one of the most successful bands of all time. Mark has it all the stage presence the skill the speed the crazy attractive PRS custom Tremonti. He has found the balance of metal and hard rock that made Creed and Alter Bridge what they are today. Mark can grab that crazy attractive PRS and play not just for the fans but for himself and the pure enjoyment of music, and once an musician or in this case artist can do that then they can connect with the audience even more. He can play those crazy fast metal hard rock riffs but he is also diverse enough to through in a bluesy rock riff. So in conclusion vote Tremonti not just because his crazy sexy attractive guitar but for his pure raw talent and skill.

For real? tremonti owns the best guitar solo of all time (officially) for blackbird, has worked with 2 of the biggest bands in rock history, has a grammy, is doing incredibly with his solo work and he's ranked this low?

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332 Andy Summers

Most of the people don't remember him, but he really cool! Sometimes his technic is just unique. Just listen him and you'll understand. - DeDoDoDoDeDaDaDa

A Guitar player for all seasons, classically trained can do anything! Ask anyone who played with him! Around from the 60s with Zoot Money and as a unique session man (ask Neil Sedaka). Just listen to early Police riffs he is incredible. Still gigs with a jazz trio and would be easily top 5 technically.

He was in the Police and he could kick Slash's @$$ anyday (if not Slash then Kurt Cobain and any other overrated guitar player on this list)! - bighercules

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333 Russell Lissack

Silent but deadly... there's nothing I can say to show you just listen to Bloc Party's songs... the live ones are even better... - Dame

334 Stevie T Stevie T

Ya lets go Stevie T! (And slash and jimmy page)

The best I promise you

One of the best guitarists. Just listen demonic evil carnage(How to be black metal) or Moonlight eternal (how to be power metal). - pruvet

THIS IS SO FUNNY I'm CRYING STEVIE T HAHAAHAHHAHAAHA

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335 Oli Herbert

This guy destroys. He is way better than Herman Li. Why? Because he is just as good live as he is in the studio, unlike Herman who is terrible live. Also, he knows how to make a SONG, not one big solo, which Herman can't do. Oli could play the Dragonforce songs live better than Herman does. - thetruthisabsolution

Wow he's only 90? Try listening to their albums. Almost every song has a amazing guitar solo in it by him & only him. - thetruthisabsolution

The CD Fall Of Ideals, blows my mind.

He's a beast. Super Fast Solo's. ATR doesn't get as much credit as they diserve

336 Die

Was really impressed seeing on stage! Passionate musician with a confident style.

Die is on the list?! Wow! I love Dir en grey, and Die is one of my favorite members

He's amazing ^^ I love to seeing him on a stage. He is very confident and always has a good interaction with fans.

337 Keith Urban Keith Urban Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand born Australian country musician. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States the following year.

I have seen Keith 7 times now and he is with out a doubt in the top 5 all time guitar players. Most certainly up there with Jimi. Slash number one are you kidding me.

One of the most amazing Guitarists. I really am in awe every time I see his skill and talent and the joy on his face from playing his music.

This GUY "ROCKS! You should see his live performances and his videos, you'll clearly see his one of the best

He is the best team keith urban

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338 Brian Setzer

Brian setzer to me is the best and most under rated guitarists of all time, I don't think anyone can come close to his class and level, he makes the music speak and the skill in that becomes a gift... there's is not one guitarist that can replicate his style or passion when he plays... Brian should be right at the top his one of a kind player...

Can't believe he is so low here. An absolute master of the big body Gretsch guitar, nobody can touch him in that rockabilly style. He can generate amazing nuance and fury, a whole gamut of emotive feel and has so many chops but there is also core style that is unique to him. Also a great singer and band leader.

What is wrong with this picture... Setzer is a virtuoso... Unlike 95% of the above mentioned players.

This pole means nothing with Setzer at this #

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339 Vlatko Stefanovski

Please find his work, you will be amazed! Maybe some people won't understand his music cause he plays the 7/8 beat which originated from Macedonia and is so hard to understand. But you will enjoy his originality.

Too bad most people don't know his work because he stayed in Macedonia and never went out of ex Yugoslavia with his music

Maybe one of first 10. Great guitar player. If you listen him, you will know what I mean.

Just listen to him, you will be sorry you haven't hear about him before...just great

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340 Michael Romeo Michael Romeo Michael James Romeo is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X.

This guy is a Wizard! Symphony X really rocks, and most of that it's because of the brilliant guitar playing of Michael.

Total genius, he can play anything!

I doubt that Jimmi Hendrix can do what he does. Plus he is ambidextrous. For me, it's the best guitarist ever

Good player, listen to his solo on dawn of a million souls on the ayreon album flight of the migrator. Most beatifull solo I've ever heard. Also I consider Symphony X one of the best bands ever existed. Along with Led Zep, Dream Theater, Stratovarius and Helloween.

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