Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 17

321 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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322 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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323 Bill Theocharidis

He's technique is unparalleled

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324 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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325 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.

Mark Tremonti is my modern favorite guitarist. His solo band Tremonti has released three albums and they all rock! Looks like the description here needs updated to reflect that.

Tremonti writes, lead sings, and solo's in a post modern rock format that is just amazing! Can't wait for his next project no matter which of his bands it is with!

Mark is sure to be one of the all time greatest and wins the pick of destiny award hands down! Check him out he's come a long ways since Creed!

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326 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

327 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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328 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

329 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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330 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

331 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.

332 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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333 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.

334 Mike Oldfield

Has to be one of the most underrated guitarists/musician in history, he can play pretty much any instrument and is pretty wicked on guitar, watch some videos of him and you will understand!

Come on you guys - his tapping technique is awesome... Do I have to mention the solo in "Moonlight Shadow"

Great guitarist, pretty much plays electric guitar like a Spanish guitar. Even did a whole album when all the sounds including percussion were performed using only guitars. & Mixed 1984 guitars via 8 track tape unit on 1 album. Listen to his new remixes on a decent system & you can feel the depth of the music.

The number of albums sold alone must tell you something

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335 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.

am best

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336 Jade Puget, AFI

Phenomenal artist. Absolute writing genius. When he came into the band, their sound improved dramatically and has been amazing ever since. You can't have a top guitarists list without at least one mention of Puget.

Man jade should be way way higher more like in the top 10. He has amazing stage presence and energy definitely one of the best guitarists of 21st century and he is really sexy too

Agreed.
Puget is an amazing guitarist.
He's great at teaching how to play a song. And is just absolutely amazing on stage. He should definitely have percentage here!

337 Emppu Vuorinen Emppu Vuorinen

Emppu should be number 1. I think he's the best guitarist in the world, and I think he got lucky to be in one of the most talented bands in the world as well (Nightwish). I've been a Nightwish fan since I was six years old and I have loved all the guitar since the first time I listened to a Nightwish song. I can't pick Emppu's best song but the intro of Ghost River is absolutely amazing, and he rocks it with Shudder Before the Beautiful and Stargazers.

In my view Emppu Vuorinen is one of the great guitarists of the last thirty years and very underrated. He can do any technique and play any genre. Should be I the top ten.

Maybe people need to listen to Nightwish and they would know what a great guitarist he is. Radio stations in America need to play more Nightwish and they would know what the rest of the world already knows!

What? For goodness sake he is better than Hendrix and Hendrix is number 1. Just cuse he was black and held his guitar pside down doesent make him the best. Emppu should be in the top 30.

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338 Sean Moyles

Has to be on this list! One of the UK's best session guitarists. You may have never heard his name but I guarantee that he's in your record collection somewhere.

Great to see Sean on here. One of the great unsung heroes and awesome to work with. All about the music. - Fil

He's been a bit quiet in the past few years.

But legendary all the same

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339 Tina S.

Shredder must get respect

Amazing prodigy

340 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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